Learning Commons



    Welcome to the Learning Commons!


    Students are enjoying selecting books from the library! We encourage you to read with your student as often as possible. Sharing a book is a powerful way to build the love of reading and improve reading levels. 

    We do not charge fines for late books, but if a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, a replacement cost will be charged. 

    I'd like to encourage you to ask your child what they are reading and if you have littles, please take a few minutes to enjoy their book with them. (They love to share!) 

     Below are a variety of resources that can be used by all ages (with a little parent guidance for the littles). Use Classlink in the student resource tab and use your student's id# and id#-initials. This should allow you access to all the products. These resources can also be accessed through Classlink. 

     Be sure to check out SORA. This is an ebook platform provided free from our district. The app can be downloaded from the app store or it can be accessed below. The login is your student's id# and id#-initials. 


    Happy Reading!

    Mrs. Dixon


  • eBooks

    access Sora login access EBSCO eBooks K-8 collection - open new window

    Online 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 Learn 360

    Other Resources

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

    Library Online Catalog

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

  • Melanie Dixon
    Library Media Specialist
    Donald T. Shields Elementary

    972-617-4799 ext 5008

    Email Melanie Dixon

    interior of Learning Commons at Shields