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George R. Hanaford School Library: About Our Library

The website for the Elinor Pike Library at George R. Hanaford School in East Greenwich

Hours of Service

The Elinore L. Pike Library at the George R. Hanaford Elementary School is open on a flexible schedule Monday through Friday from 9:00  a.m. until 3:35 p.m.

Students are encouraged to visit the library throughout the day, with the permission of their classroom teacher, as long as there are no scheduled classes taking place.


American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner

"Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school." 

Click here to access the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner. 

InterLibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.

  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.

  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.

  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.

  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.

  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.

  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.

The Elinore L. Pike Library Media Center


The Elinore L. Pike Library Media Center at the George R. Hanaford Elementary School received an amazing grant from the East Greenwich Education Foundation to help with upgrades to the space. With money from the grant, we were able to purchase new mobile shelving, mobile tables, lounge seating- including a couch and chairs with tablet tables- and a new whiteboard table. To complement the new furniture, the media center received fresh paint and floors, and the shelving was relocated to open up the space. 

Students at Hanaford are welcome in the library at any time throughout the day, with or without their Chromebooks. Our new 'Game On'  section offers many board games for students to play quietly with a friend.

The library collection is made up of more than 10,000 books and reference materials that are available to all students, faculty, staff and parents. We have a small but sturdy professional collection and a collection of more than 40  DVDs and digitized video offerings.

The library operates on a semi-flexible schedule, closed during Power Hour class times and available for students to visit with their classes or as individuals with the permission of their teachers. The library is open daily from 9:10 am until 3:35 p.m.

Come by and check us out soon!

Mrs. Gorter

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Beth Gorter
200 Middle Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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