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Ms. Moore! That's me! (as I say at the end of the kindergarten name song each week).

I'm at Garden City Mondays all day, Tuesday afternoons (1:50-3:15), Wednesday mornings (8:40-12:15), and most of the day on Fridays (until 1:30). You can access our catalog and blog from the boxes below. Click on the tabs above for library lessons, access to e-books, and more.


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The Garden City Elementary Library serves a community of approximately 320 students in grades PreK-5 and 40 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 160 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 2020, we had approximately 6,450 print items and 110 DVDs/videos. The library also houses 5 desktop computers.

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 and first graders may have one book for one week.
  • Second graders may have two books for up to three weeks.
  • Third graders may have three books.
  • Fourth and fifth graders may have up to four books.

As the school year goes on and students demonstrate their ability to return books on time and in good condition, they may be able to take out more items at a time. Students in grades 2-5 may keep their items for up to three weeks, but can return them before that if they have finished. If they need more time, they may renew for an additional three 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 160 other Rhode Island school libraries.

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