Welcome to the Cranston High School East Library
CHSE Library 899 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02910
Heidi Blais, CHSE Library Media Specialist email@example.com
Inside Phone Line: *290
Outside Phone Line: (401) 270-8315
Book Review Blog: http://chsereads.blogspot.com
The CHSE Library supports all members of the CHSE community with instruction, digital informational resources, and books in a wide variety of formats and genres.
The CHSE Library is featured in the "Overdue: The Value of School Librarians" documentary!
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Sora - Search the library's eBook collection. (Log in through Clever)
|CHSE Reading Blog - Read book reviews written by CHSE students. Write your own book reviews to earn PBIS points.
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Rhode Island's FREE Online Reference Center
Numerous informational databases, job & career resources, and much more...
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
More than 20,000 critical essays about works of literature
CHSE Library on Social Media
Follow the CHSE Library to stay up to date on new resources and events.
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CHSE Guidance Dept. Website
A wealth of information for all CHSE students
Cranston Public Schools
The official website of the Cranston Public Schools.
Up-to-date information on the world's countries
Digital Theatre +
Streaming performances of over 900 plays, plus educational resources
Flipster Digital Magazines
Browse hundreds of popular and academic magazines
High quality information in all subject areas. This is an outstanding resource for research projects.
Stream more than 100,000 independent and documentary films
FREE with your Cranston Public Library Card.
Ocean State Libraries - Need a Library Card?
(Photo ID and Proof of Residency Required)
Borrow FREE eBooks and audiobooks with your Ocean State Libraries card.
Teen Book Cloud eBooks
Over 1000 eBooks, graphic novels, classic literature and more.
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Free live homework help in all subjects from 2-10pm every day. You will be connected with a live tutor.
Cranston High School East is a member of the RI Library Information Network for Kids (RILINK) Consortium
RILINK Interlibrary Loan Policy:
(adopted February 3, 2016; revised September 21, 2020)
For the purposes of this policy, interlibrary loan refers to both borrowing (requesting) and lending (supplying) of materials.
RILINK’s mission is to foster innovative learning and creative research in school libraries through partnerships and resource sharing for student success.
In support of this mission, RILINK encourages all of its eligible member libraries to join the LORI Network and actively participate in interlibrary loan and resource sharing.
RILINK member libraries that become LORI member libraries and participate in resource sharing and interlibrary loan must meet the requirements of the LORI Standards and are expected to adhere to the following interlibrary loan policy:
All items in a participating library’s collection that are generally available to the library’s local patrons must also be available through interlibrary loan to all LORI member libraries
Interlibrary loan requests must be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible
Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian
Interlibrary loan requests may be placed by patrons or library staff, depending on the needs of individual member libraries
Materials sent to fulfill interlibrary loan requests will be circulated for a minimum of 28 days to allow ample delivery time on either end of the loan period
Maximum interlibrary loan checkouts will be determined by individual member libraries
There is no charge for interlibrary loan transactions, with the following exceptions:
requesting libraries may charge overdue fines to requesting patrons who return interlibrary loan items late
requesting libraries may be billed the replacement cost of damaged or lost interlibrary loan items at the discretion of supplying libraries
A member library’s own patron hold requests will take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item
Interlibrary loan requests may not be declined based solely on a requested item’s format
Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use may be temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed
Any other collection items or special collections that are unavailable for interlibrary lending must be specified in the member library’s individual interlibrary loan policy; such restrictions must not violate compliance with the LORI Standards
The Cranston Public School Library Media and Information Technology Program’s mission is to ensure that all students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information. Our program aims to help students achieve academic excellence through innovative and collaborative instruction. Our goal is to create future-ready citizens who understand the importance of digital citizenship, academic integrity, and a love for the written word.
The Cranston Public School Library Media and Information Technology Program seeks to promote a culture where students think, engage, discover, and create using inquiry-based learning. Through a combination of collaborative teaching, an engaging information technology curriculum, and literature-based lessons, students will evolve into responsible, global, 21st century digital citizens.
The Cranston High School East Library serves as its primary clientele the CHSE school students, staff, teachers, service providers, family and community, without regard for age, gender, religious or ethnic background, political affiliation, educational ability or economic status. During operating hours, the library is staffed by a professional librarian who holds a master’s degree in library and information science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. The CHSE Library’s resources are chosen for the students, staff and faculty. Resources are chosen to support the Cranston Public School curriculum and to engage and excite students grades 9 – 12. Resources include books, periodicals, DVD’s, digital books and online databases. As a member of the RILINK Consortium, the CHSE Library further extends full access to its materials and services at no charge to the RILINK Consortium schools, libraries and communities. The Library has one facility, a projector, classroom tables, and several desktop computers. The facility is available for use by the school community. The Library has a full-time flexible schedule Monday - Friday. Curriculum integration and collaboration are the lifeblood of the library. The Library also offers online databases, as well as Internet access. The library webpage and LibGuide (http://guides.rilinkschools.org/thunderbolts) provide access to the on-line catalog, selected online databases through CHSE subscriptions and the RILINK Consortium, various curriculum resources and integrations, and numerous links to recommended Internet resources.