Welcome to the Robert B. Turner Elementary Library! The vision for our school library is to support the classroom curriculum, while teaching the students how to independently use the library, promoting reading for pleasure and learning, and learning ethical safe technology use. Your child will be visiting the library once each week during special area rotation.
Welcome Letter to Parents and Students
Welcome to the Robert B. Turner Elementary Library! My name is Julie Wise Case and I am thrilled to be your library media specialist! My vision for our school library is to support the classroom curriculum, while teaching the students how to independently use the library, promoting reading for pleasure and learning, and learning ethical safe technology use. Your child will be visiting the library once each week during special area rotation. I work closely with our classroom teachers to ensure that the skills taught in the library will support the curriculum taught in the classroom. This allows students to view the library as a place to enhance their learning beyond the classroom. I hope to be able to engage students in not only reading activities, but also science, social studies, and technology activities as well.
One of my favorite aspects of being a librarian is the excitement on students’ faces when they get to check out and enjoy their very own library book. I am excited for your children to explore and check out their very own books. We will spend time in library class discussing how to properly care for books and take care of them so that all students can read and enjoy them! Checking out and returning books to the library helps build responsibility in students. You, as families, can help your children become more responsible by helping them keep track of their library books and remembering to return them to school on library day. ☺ Finding a safe place at home to keep library books is a great way to protect books from curious younger siblings and pets – many students choose to keep their library books in their backpacks when they are not reading them to keep them safe. The books in our library are for student use and I want students to enjoy reading them. If at any time a book accident occurs or a book becomes misplaced, please contact me and we will work together to resolve the issue.
Our library has a wide range of materials available to students to check out and utilize. These books support beginning readers as well as more advanced readers. While I am familiar with most books, I will be honest and say that I have not read every single title! ☺ Therefore, if you have a concern or an issue with a book your child brings home, please contact me and let me know. I am more than happy to listen to your concerns and monitor what materials your child checks out from the library. In addition, many of our titles have been “well loved.” If your child checks out a book that needs repair, please remind your child to put it in the “book hospital” upon return so that I can “doctor” it for future check out.
As you might imagine, the library is a very busy place, and volunteers will be welcomed and utilized. I can always use help straightening and shelving books, checking in and out books, and preparing new books for circulation. Most importantly, I can always use parent and grandparent volunteers to help with our fall and spring book fairs. If you are interested in volunteering, please stop in and see me or contact me via email or phone. An extra pair of willing hands is always appreciated.
Again, welcome to the Turner Elementary Library. I look forward to working with you and your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Julie Wise Case
Turner Elementary Library Media Specialist