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.

I was very happy to be offered a position here at Rockwell and have been welcomed so warmly by the students, staff and community. 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!


library checkout

Hello Rockwell families, checking books out from the Rockwell Library has been challenging for the past year. This year we offered students the ability to put books on hold online and pick up on Fetch Days (Curbside checkout). The same for returning books. This has worked well but now that we have some students attending school in-person, we are offering some new services. Here are the added options:

For fully remote students- circulation will remain the same. Students can continue to put books on hold in Destiny online and pick up on Fetch Days. If your child has not been taking advantage of this service, please reach out to me and I will be happy to help you get started.

For In-Person/Hybrid students- you will continue to put books on hold online when you are at home. Then we will pull the books, check them out to you and deliver them to your classroom. For returns, please put the books in the Library basket in your classroom and we will pick them up daily and check them in.

Happy Reading and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Gordon at:    
See video tutorial below on how to login to the Destiny catalog

2021 Circulation Policy

Students in grades K-5 can check out 2 books at a time and keep them for 2 weeks.

Students can put 2 books on hold in the Destiny Catalog, in addition to the 2 books that they have checked out with the understanding that those 2 checked out books will be returned before the 2 new books are delivered to them. 

Students can pick up books per process detailed above, depending on their attendance model. Books can be returned via their classroom if they are in-person/hybrid or the library basket at the front of the schoo.