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Hi! I'm Ms. Moore, your library teacher!

I'm at Garden City all day every day except Wednesdays. Click on the tabs above for library lessons, reading lists, and more. Links to e-books and our blog are below. The book return / checkout calendar is here.

Suggestions and comments are welcome. Email me at

The Garden City Elementary Library serves a community of approximately 500 students in grades K-5 and 80 teachers / support staff. All Garden City patrons may borrow any materials in the library. As a member of the RILINK Consortium, we also extend free access to materials to more than 200 other schools.

Materials are selected based on review sources, curriculum connections, student requests, annual awards lists, and Ms. Moore's voracious reading habits. As of fall 2023, we had approximately 6,000 print items. The average age of the collection is 14 years, and 34% is nonfiction.

Classroom teachers may check out as many books as they need for however long they need them. 

The number of items a student may have out at any one time varies according to grade:

  • Kindergartners may have one book for one week.
  • First graders may have two books for one week.
  • Second through fifth graders may have up to four books for two weeks. If they need more time, and nobody has placed holds on the items, students may renew for an additional two weeks.

Students, you are responsible for all items you check out. Please do not loan your library books to your friends! Lost or damaged books must be replaced, either with a new book or the cash equivalent (generally $10 for paperbacks and $20 for hardcovers).

If a teacher or student would like a book that we don't have at Garden City they may take advantage of our Interlibrary Loan program, through which we can order materials from more than 200 other Rhode Island school libraries.

Tumblebook of the Day

More Tumblebooks

The Tumblebook library includes picture books, chapter books, early readers, and nonfiction. Many of the books include narration, and the picture books are animated . The icon above will bring you directly to the site, but if you'd like to log on via a mobile device, the username is gcity, and the password is reads.


World Book Online

World Book Online offers nonfiction e-books presented as page layouts. You do have to be on a Rhode Island IP address and go in via to access them. To read them on a mobile device, you need to download the free World Book eBook app.



You can access hundreds of e-books via the public library; you just need your library card number. To read books on your mobile device, you need to download the free Overdrive app. Don't forget to check out the audiobook collection as well - great for family road trips.

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