Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Hello Beagle Families,

My name is Shelly Gordon. I am the Library Media Specialist here at Rockwell Elementary. I am so happy to continue my life as a Beagle here at Rockwell.

A little about me? I am an artist at heart and spent 10+ years teaching art to students of all ages, and moved across the country a couple of times before finding my forever home here in the PNW! I have a BFA from Southern Oregon University and studied education at Seattle Pacific University. Graduating with a Master's in Teaching and Library Media Endorsement.

It is hard to believe that I will be starting my fifth year here at Rockwell. It has been a challenging past few years with all that we have been challenged with. I am excited to get back to a more "regular" school year for our staff and students. I look forward to bringing back many of our "in-person" programs and events. Check out the links on the right side of this page to see what is coming up at the Rockwell Library!

My focuses are: building equity in the library collection so that ALL my students can see themselves in the books they find in the library AND learn about other cultures and beliefs as well, finding ways to help all students access our resources, including students with physical challenges, special learning needs and those students coming to us speaking many other languages (other than English-we call them superheroes!).

I look forward to many more years doing my dream job here at Rockwell!



KCLS summer logo

Looking for a fun way to be rewarded for summer reading? Head over to the King County Library and sign up for the All-Ages Summer Reading program,
starting June 1st through August 31st, 2022.

How does it work?
Watch this video to learn more!

KCLS Summer Reading 2022 - YouTube

Bring your reading log to Rockwell when we return to school in the fall and receive a
prize from Mrs. Gordon!



2022 Fall Virtual
Scholastic Book Fair



Rockwell Library Catalog





Battle of the Books 2022-2023


Otter Award Program



Read Across America


Check out what is happening in the Library. Author visits posted here!
Rockwell Library Upcoming Events


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Amazon Library Wish List!


Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominees