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The Darkdeep

Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove's icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma--and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids--rush to his rescue . . . and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below. Though the island appears uninhabited, the kids can't shake a feeling that something about it is definitely not right.

Maybe He Just Likes You

When boys in her class start hugging seventh-grader Mila and making her feel uncomfortable, she does not want to tell her friends or mother until she reaches her breaking point. Yet, Mila begins to find solace in a new place: karate class. Slowly, with the help of a fellow classmate, Mila learns how to stand her ground and how to respect others--and herself.

The Undefeated

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.  

Scouts

Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story about a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery and danger instead as their close relationships begin to fracture. Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and the summer before seventh grade is just beginning. The Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower, and when one meteor seems to crash nearby, the Scouts know they have to set out on their next adventure and find it. But their fun overnight jaunt through the woods soon takes a turn for the worst when they discover a series of disturbing clues about the meteor--and suddenly find themselves on the run from the wild, violent Mason clan. Bonds are tested when new kids join their adventure and the group's true feelings are revealed. Will the Scouts survive this journey together--or will their unbreakable friendships prove vulnerable after all?

Max and the Midknights

Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers--the Midknights--Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits! Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

Redwood and Ponytail

Told in verse in two voices, with a chorus of fellow students, this is a story of two girls, opposites in many ways, who are drawn to each other; Kate appears to be a stereotypical cheerleader with a sleek ponytail and a perfectly polished persona, Tam is tall, athletic and frequently mistaken for a boy, but their deepening friendship inevitably changes and reveals them in ways they did not anticipate.

Other Words for Home

A Newbery Honor Book. Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US --and her new label of 'Middle Eastern,' an identity she's never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises--there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude just might try out for.

Genesis Begins Again

Also Newbury Honor and winner of John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award. Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.

Apocalypse Taco

Twins Axl and Ivan, with Sid as their driver, make a late-night fast-food run for a high school theater crew but return to discover that aliens have made copies of everything. Now the group will have to use their wits, their truck, and even their windshield scraper to escape! But they may be too late.

Services & Policies

Services

  • Instruction in information literacy.
  • Assistance locating, retrieving, interpreting and evaluating information.
  • Access to an online card catalog, the Internet, online databases, software applications, books, and more.
  • Readers advisory, bookmarks, book lists, and book talks.
  • Digital Maker Space
  • Space for collaborating, reading and studying.
  • Integrating technology into classroom projects and much, much more!

Policies

  • Students may borrow library materials for two weeks.
  • Faculty and staff may borrow library material for four weeks.
  • Students may have a maximum of three books checked out at the same time.
  • There are no fines for items that are returned late.
  • Students will be billed for items that are not returned in a timely manner. Billing costs reflect the purchase price of the item and processing costs.
  • Students will be refunded any funds collected for "lost" library materials that are found and returned within five weeks of payment.
  • Interlibrary Loan: The interlibrary loan service accesses the catalogs of many Rhode Island schools as well as LORI libraries, including all academic and public libraries, and some specialized libraries. Request a book and it will be delivered to Chariho in about a week to 10 days. The service is free to all sutdents. When on the library catalog, log in at the top right corner of the screen. When searching for a book, select 'RICAT' in the location drop down menu and once you find what you are looking for, select "HOLD IT!' and you will receive a message stating that your book is on hold and you will be notified when it arrives.  
  • Interlibrary loan for non-Chariho students: 2 week loan period with 1 renewal. Payment of the replacement value of any lost item is required.  
  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan. Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item. 
  • The library is not open to the public. 

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Library Hours:

  • Monday 7:15-3:05

  • Tuesday 7:15-2:15

  • Wednesday 7:15-3:05

  • Thursday 7:15-2:15

  • Friday 7:15-2:15

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CMS Library Staff

Mrs. Sarah DeVito Thompson, Media Specialist (sarah.devito@chariho.k12.ri.us)

Mrs. Cathleen Caddick, Library Clerk (catheleen.caddick@chariho.k12.ri.us)

Mrs. Cynthia Skelton, Media Specialist (cynthia.skelton@chariho.k12.ri.us)

Mrs. Karen Mann, Media Specialist (Tuesdays) (karen.mann@chariho.k12.ri.us)

Mrs. Alison Ward, Media Specialist (Mondays) (alison.ward@chariho.k12.ri.us)