Learning Commons

  • The Mickey Elrod Learning Commons logo with tree and frog



    Welcome to the Learning Commons!

    Every class has visited the Learning Commons and learned a little about how we rearranged the fiction section of the library. The fiction section is now divided into 10 sub genres. (mystery, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, humor, graphic novels, fantasy, sports, animal stories, and scary). This will make it easier for the students to browse for books and find just the right one. 

    Happy Summer!

    I know everyone has worked really hard this year and it would be just terrible if you lost any of that learning over the summer. The graphic below has some great ideas to keep those brains working and learning.

    Also, take a look at the Summer Reading Links on the left for some reading lists to keep you reading all summer.

     Summer Slide Graphic


    Happy Reading!

    Mrs. Dixon 

    Library Online Catalog

    access Desitny Discover - open new window access Destiny Library Manager - open new window

    Information Resources

    Contact the Library Media Specialist, Melanie Dixon, for the login/password for these resources.

    access Gale InfoBits for kids - open new window acess ProQuest SIRS Discoverer - open new window access Gale National Geographic for kids - open new window access Britannica School Elementary - open new window access Britannica Escolar Online - open new window access World Book online - open new window


    access EBSCO eBooks K-8 collection - open new window access Britannica E-STAX TexQuest eBooks - open new window access myOn Interactive Digital Library - open new window access Sora login

    Other Resources

    access Google Apps for Education - open new window access Teaching Books home - open new window

  • Melanie Dixon
    Library Media Specialist
    Donald T. Shields Elementary


    Email Melanie Dixon

    interior of Learning Commons at Shields