Meet our Librarian, Kelly Shelton

Mrs. Shelton, Hillside Librarian

Mrs. Shelton is very thankful to be the librarian at Hillside Academy in Garland ISD. She has over 25 years of teaching experience. She attended Eastern University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught in Howard County, Maryland for 10 years. Then she moved to Texas. She taught for 8 years in Texas. She earned her master's degree in library science from Texas A&M Commerce. She is proud to be a librarian. She thinks it is the best job in the school!

"I love helping students learn and to see them excited to read is wonderful!  It is going to be a great year in the library!" says an excited Mrs. Shelton.



Excited first grade reader with a book they just checked out of the Hillside library

Students are excited to check out books from the library this year! 

Students may request a book or put a book on hold.

Library Guidelines

  • Listen to the librarian.
  • Inquire (ask) if you need help.
  • Be respectful of others.
  • Read and talk quietly.
  • Always walk. Never run.
  • Return books to their proper places.
  • Your manners are appreciated.


Library Activities

Learning at home

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Students are able to use GISD resources for at home learning and fun by using the GISD Ready Hub. myON is a personalized digital library that gives students access to more than 7,000 digital books. Here are the directions to read myON at home.

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PebbleGo is a non-fiction resource that students love. They can learn about animals, health, social studes or science. Mrs. Shelton, our school librarian, was able to purchase a subscription to PebbleGo for the 2023-24 school year using our book fair profits. Here are the directions to login to PebbleGo at home.

Library catalogs

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Find books, ebooks, and other resources by visiting your school's library catalog. If you need help with any of these resources, please contact your school librarian.

Online instructional resources

Online Instructional Resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.

Local library links


Young readers sharing a book in the Hillside library

Reading is more fun with friends.

Hillside student with a guitar that he made out of bristle blocks
Creative learning happens in the library!