SBISD Mission Statement

The mission of SBISD Library Learning Commons is to inspire in every child excellence, limitless curiosity, a collaborative spirit, and a solid moral compass to reach our collective greatness.


Shadow Oaks Elementary Vision Statement

Shadow Oaks Elementary Library will be a vibrant learning environment with open access to diverse resources that inspire literature appreciation, information literacy, digital learning and makerspace materials that will promote students long term academic success.

Welcome to Shadow Oaks Elementary Library!  Our library’s primary focus is to instill a love of reading and inspire life-long learning!  Here at SOE we offer ALL students flexible and open access to both print and digital books, computers, I-pads, robotics, and a well-equipped Makerspace where students can create, make and explore beyond their wildest dreams.  This school year the focus for our library is to facilitate Inquiry and offer engaging  Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) activities that promote independent problem solving and analytical thinking.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at or by phone at 713-251-6800 Ext 6847.

Sora Instructions!! READ ME!

Have you been wanting to choose new books to read? Here are the instructions for accessing SORA! 

Click on the SORA Logo to read the instructions!

Links to begin your Reading Adventure!!

To find books and read online, use Sora!


To browse books in our library, place holds on library books, and find many helpful links:


To investigate and research many different topics, use the TexQuest apps: