Rolando Elementary School Library & Media Center

Library Media Center Hours:
Monday [Closed]

Tuesday – Friday [8:00 am – 2:45 pm]

**During online learning, students are encouraged to use the online catalog, Destiny, to request books that can be placed on hold.  Families may “drop in” during library hours to pick up holds or browse the library.  All health and safety guidelines are being followed, and you will be asked to review protocols once you arrive.  Families can also bring in their library books that they may have still, before online learning was established.  Come by, take a look around, and grab a book or two!  Enjoy some adventures, reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are.**

Rolando Elementary has a resource and reference library available for your child’s use when school is in session.  Your child will visit the library once a week with his/her class, and with parent permission, will be allowed to borrow materials.  Books must be returned or renewed each week.  If students lose or damage library materials, parents will be billed for the cost of replacement.   Parents are welcome in the library before and after school, and may also create an account and check out books.

On this site you will find information about our library, including student and parent resources, links to Destiny (our online library catalog), and other information you may find helpful.

Library And Learning Resources Technician, Mrs. Karen Barnette
(619) 668-5800 x2586

To use our library catalog of over 6,000 titles, click on the link below. 

Library & Learning Resources Technician Hours

Monday [Closed]

Tuesday – Friday [8:00 am – 2:45 pm]  
The library is open to students at 8:00 am

Recommended Reading for a 3rd Grade Level

The following are titles your child can check out from the Rolando Elementary School Library.  


  • A to Z Mysteries (Roy)
  • Aliens for Breakfast/Lunch (Etra)
  • Bailey School Kids (Dadey)
  • Cam Jansen (Adler)
  • Dragon Slayers’ Academy (McMullan)
  • Geronimo Stilton (Stilton)
  • Goosebumps (Stine)
  • Horrible Harry (Kline)
  • I Survived (Tarshis)
  • Judy Moody (McDonald)
  • Junie B. Jones (Parks)
  • The Magic Treehouse (Osborne)
  • Nate The Great (Sharmat)
  • Stink (McDonald)

Recommended Authors

The following authors have written many books; several by each author (but not all) are at the third grade reading level.

  • Judy Blume
  • Matt Christopher
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Roald Dahl
  • Louis Sachar (Wayside School, Marvin Redpost)

Why You'll Love Rolando!

  • Charming School Located in La Mesa, Near the College Area
  • A "No Excuses University" School, Geared at Helping Students Achieve their Dreams with College and Career Readiness
  • Boasts a Robust Music and Arts Program that is Integrated into the Learning Program, so Students have a Chance to Engage their Creativity

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