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

Library Resource Portal
Access to the research databases (ELM, PebbleGo, ProQuest, etc), Destiny Library Catalog, Destiny Collections curation tool, e-books, and much more!


The authors are coming!! Thanks to an ISD761 Foundation Grant, we are welcoming authors Miranda and Baptiste Paul to our district November 12-13th. To learn more about our guests, please visit and

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 

Click here to find out which titles were nominated for the 2018-19 Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North Book Awards.

The 2018 Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners Have been Announced! To read about all of this year's awards and honor books
, click here.

Hello Universe, the 2018 Newbery winner, is a story of a bond that forms between a diverse group of middle school students as a result of a shocking act of bullying. In Wolf in the Snow, winner of this year's Caldecott Award, a girl and a wolf cub make friends in a snowstorm in this delightful wordless book.

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 click here.

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.​