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!


Rockwell Circulation Policy

Circulation for students is dependent on grade level.

Checkout of library materials per grade:

Kindergarten- 1 book for one week (starting in October))

1st grade- 1 book for one week

2nd-5th grade- 2 books for two weeks

Renewing books: If a student checks out a book and has not finished reading it by the end of their circulation period, they can "renew" it 1 time. This is dependent on the title of the book as some books are part of reading programs and/or could be on hold by another student. In that case, they may not  be able to renew.

Care agreement: Students are responsible for materials checked out to them. Books must be returned in the condition they were when checked out. If a student chooses materials in the library that they believe to be damaged, (before checkout) it is their responsibility to notify library staff. We do our best to check materials for damage but sometimes miss things. If a book is returned damaged, students’ families are responsible to replace the item.

Lost books: The library staff will take every step possible to help students find missing or overdue books. Notices will be sent home via Skyward notifications, parent email, or via phone when books are overdue. We appreciate your help in finding and returning overdue books. If a book cannot be found in a timely manner, the student’s family will be responsible for the cost to replace the book.



2022 Fall Virtual
Scholastic Book Fair



Rockwell Library Catalog





Battle of the Books 2022-2023


Otter Award Program


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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