Library Learning Commons




Within a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging physical and virtual environment, the Shallowford Falls Library Learning Commons promotes traditional, information, and digital literacy skills to encourage critical thinking and lifelong learning.


Through personal service, virtual options, expansive offerings, and flexible, engaging spaces, the Shallowford Falls Library Learning Commons provides resources and experiences to inspire all learners to create, explore, research, cooperate, respect, serve, and read.



Cobb Digital Library

If you are unable to access Cobb Digital Library through your CTLS, go to cobb.mackinvia.com.

Select Shallowford Falls Elementary as your location. Enter your Office365 user name (first.last@students.cobbk12.org) and your student number for the password.


Log your reading minutes using Beanstack. Count minutes that you read outside of the school day (7:50-2:15). Students in Kindergarten-2nd grade can count minutes when someone is reading to them. Students in 3rd-5th grade count independent reading only. 

Go to cobbshallowfordfalls.beanstack.org

Select Log in. Use your student number and 4-digit birthday. 

CTLS updates

The Library Learning Commons updates CTLS weekly. Use CTLS to get to Cobb Digital Library, Beanstack, Destiny (our library’s catalog), and Sora ebooks.

Sora ebooks

There are many ways to read fantastic eBooks! You can always access eBooks through CTLS through the Library class home page.

If you want to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks on Sora, you can follow the instructions here:

Go to https://soraapp.com/library/cobbcountyga

Click Log in using Cobb County School District.

Click Log in with Active Directory

Then, put in your Office 365 username and student number password.

The first time you access Sora, you’ll need to add the Cobb County Public Library.

Click Cobb County School District (top middle of page), add new library, add Cobb County Public Library.

The first time you try to borrow a book from the Cobb County Public Library, you’ll need to put in your student number as card number and your 4-digit birthdate for the password (mmdd, example February 25 would be 0225; December 23 would be 1223).

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Students should use a shelf marker when selecting books from the shelves.

Checkout is for two weeks; students may renew books for another two weeks. Overdue notices will be sent out regularly. 

Think about what you need, and check out what you will read!

All classes have the opportunity to come to the library once a week to check out new books, and students can come independently to the library in the morning (7:15-7:45 am) or during the day with teacher permission.

Students are responsible for the books they check out. If a book cannot be found, it is considered lost. A book is considered damaged if is returned in a worse condition than when it was checked out. The most common forms of damage are torn pages, writing in the book, and/or water spills on the book. Lost and damaged books must be paid for. Mrs. Buckley will send home a form indicating the cost of the book. Please send your payment to the school. Checks should be made out to SFES. If you send cash, please send the exact amount as no change can be given. Unfortunately, payment cannot be made through PaymentPlus. If the lost book is found before the last day of the current school year, then a refund form will be sent home with the student. We are unable to accept store-bought books as a replacement.

Book Donations

We accept new or like-new elementary-level book donations for our Fox Books giveaways. 

Book Requests

Are you looking for a book and the SFES Library doesn't have it? Make a request here. 


Mrs. Jennifer Head, Librarian

Mrs. Head became the librarian at Shallowford Falls Elementary in 2018. She loves her job, especially helping students find great books, collaborating with teachers on lessons, reading stories aloud, and making learning fun. Originally from West Tennessee, Mrs. Head likes to read and spend time with her family. You can reach her at jennifer.head@cobbk12.org.

Mrs. Debbie Buckley, Library Paraprofessional

Mrs. Buckley has served as the library paraprofessional at Shallowford Falls Elementary for over twenty years. She is a mother, grandmother, avid reader, talented knitter, and fantastic library partner. You can reach her at deborah.buckley@cobbk12.org.