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Edward S. Rhodes Library: Home

Welcome to the Edward S. Rhodes Library website!


This is your link for Summer Reading Suggestions for 2020!

This is your destination for Summer Reading Suggestions!

Here is the GUIDE for Elementary Summer Reading Suggestions

Here is a PDF list for Elementary Summer Reading Suggestions


Here is the link for the Cranston Public Library Summer Reading Program 2020!

The Link is:

RI Public Libraries

Check out the Cranston Public Library!

Click the icon below to go to the web site and CPL on line catalog.

Booklists and Authors

Cranson Summer Reading AND CPL Summer Reading Program 2020

Edward S. Rhodes Elementary School Library Catalog

If you  would like to look up any books or materials here at Rhodes, use the Library Catalog (all students grade 3 and above are familiar with it).  Look up by Subject, Keyword, Author, Title or Series.  Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose if you need any assistance.


Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series



Rhodes School continues its subscription to TUMBLEBOOKS for the current year!  Click on the icon above for a wonderful on-line library.  Includes videos, fiction, non-fiction, chapter books.

Cranston Public Library is now FINE FREE for Children and Teens!

The Cranston Public Library is now Fine Free for children's and teens materials!  No fines will be charged for late or overdue childrens and teen materials from Cranston Libraries.  If materials belonging to other libraries in the state are late, there may be fines, but please talk with a librarian!  They will work with you to see what they can do! 

Click here to learn more about Fine Free and Worry Free

Click here for the CPL Online Library Card Application.  Or click here for a downloadable form.  (Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.)

Ebooks in RICat


To look at ebooks available through our library catalog, use the drop-down list under the search box and choose the format Electronic book.  Then click back in the Find box and press the [Enter] key on your keyboard.

To check out ebooks click Login in the upper right corner of the screen:

  • Your login is CRAyourlunchcode (ex. CRA12345)
  • Your password is your lunchcode


Thanks to Mrs. Steward of Gladstone School for the concise information in this box. at the Cranston Public LIbrary

All Cranston Students now have access to through the Cranston Public Library's website.

Students need a Cranston Public Library card to make a account.  

Students can fill out a form and give it to their school librarians to get a free public library card if they do not have one or have misplaced it.  
Once they have an account they can: 
  • Chat with a tutor about a homework question
  • Drop off an essay for editing
  • Take practice tests, including SAT/ACT
  • Watch videos about concepts they are learning
All tutors are qualified in their subject areas and grade levels, and students' privacy is strictly protected. 
Tutors are  available from 12 PM to 12 AM.



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Sue Rose
Chester W. Barrows School
9 Beachmont Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905

Library Hours


Monday.   8:45 am - 3:05 pm

Tuesday   8:45 am - 3:05 pm

Wednesday  8:45 am - 12:00 pm



Kiddle: Safe Search Engine for Kids

Rather than searching on Google and getting three billion hits (that's a LOT of sites to look through), try Mrs. Pearson's recommendation:

KIDDLE Safe Visual Search Engine for Kids.

Click on the icon below to start searching at Kiddle.  To be more specific, go to the  Kpedia and start your search

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Rhodes Library Circulation Policies

Kindergarten through fifth grade has library class weekly for 35 minutes.

Kindergarten has library class every  week for 35 minutes.

First Graders may select one book every other week.

Second Graders may select up to two books every other week.

Students in Third through Fifth Grade may select two books every other week.

Students, please remember to return materials on your scheduled library day.


It is the student's responsiblilty to take care of their books and return them to the library on the due date. 

Students, please do not loan your library books to your friends.

RILINK Interlibrary Loan Policy

As a member of the RILINK consortium, we follow the consortium-level Interlibrary Loan Policy that is posted on the RILINK website here:


Edward S. Rhodes Elementary School Library Service Policy

In accordance with LORI Standards Certification, the Service Policy for Chester Barrows School Library can be found here.