A place for learning, collaborating, and expanding our minds.

Need Assistance? Contact McKinley School's Media EA: Denise Carlson  or Owatonna Schools District Media Specialist: Jane Carlson
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Library Resource Portal
Access to the research databases (eLibraryMN, PebbleGo, etc), Destiny Library Catalog, Destiny Collections curation tool, e-books, and much more! The library portal is bookmarked on all student Chromebooks in the top left corner.



2019 Newbery and Caldecott Winners Announced

Caldecott Winner

Hello Lighthouse, written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse and  its last keeper through the changing seasons. 
Newbery Winner

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina tells the story of a sixth grade student who relies on her close, extended family as she goes through many of life's changes.


The NEW eLibrary MN Portal launched on April 30, 2019. All of the resources are nested inside the ISD761 Library Resource Portal, which is bookmarked on our student chromebooks.

Want to access our library resources on your personal device? Visit the app store and download the Destiny Discover app! When it asks you to connect to our site via URL, just type in 

Check out our i-pad catalog lookup devices! Finding a great book is easier than ever! You can also download the Destiny Discover app on your devices at home.

Classroom / MediaAASL Standards diagram Specialist Collaboration
The district media specialist regularly works with classes on inquiry and research projects, accessing and utilizing credible sources, and how to use our district's library resources. I am also available to help your classes learn digital citizenship, produce student creations such as book trailers or e-books, and much more! If you'd like to propose an idea or schedule something, please contact Jane.

For more information, contact Jane Carlson, District Library Media Specialist

The Library Media Department strives to meet the needs of students and staff
by providing equitable access to print and digital information, curating library collections that represent the diversity of people and ideas, and facilitating a safe, collaborative, inclusive environment.​