Turtle Lake Library

SPECIAL RESOURCES during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our school library may be closed but, Ramsey County Library is offering special services. Click here to learn more.

  • A Library account providing instant access to electronic resources may be obtained by calling 651-724-6001.
  • Book returns are closed. No returns will be accepted. Due dates for all items have been extended and will not accrue any fees.
  • Reference, tech help and reader’s advisory services are available by email and phone.

4,910 eBooks & 49 Audiobooks for Elementary School Readers

Our Turtle Lake Library book vendor, Mackin Educational Resources, has coordinated this joint effort of 41 publishers to provide free multi-user eBooks to all schools until September 2020 to support distance learning initiatives during the COVID-19 crisis.

To access the collection, enter:

  • School/Library Name: TURTLE LAKE ELEMENTARY, SHOREVIEW, MN (Just start typing "turtle lake," then select our school from the list.)
  • User ID: turtlees
  • Password: readers

One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.

Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.

CLICK ON THE LOGO for book club resources and more information.

The first featured book selection is Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press).

One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners include Candlewick Press, Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), and Minnesota Department of Education.

Free Subscriptions and Book-Related opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The world's largest collection of audiobooks. Now, kids of all ages can stream hundreds of free audiobooks across 6 different languages. Totally free. No sign-ups. No personal information required. No strings attached.

Listen to wonderful stories accompanied by beautiful classical music.

This free resource (available all the time!) is an excellent source for conducting research and exploring topics of interest. Click on Student Research to see the databases.

Favorite authors and illustrators share resources for learning anywhere - Spring 2020

Join author and illustrator Mo Willems in his studio to hear about his creative process, to learn to draw like him, and to play games.

Spend some time listening to good books reader by astronauts about the International Space Station.

Click to listen to so many books read by members of the Screen Actors Guild.

The websites of these authors and illustrators offer great book-related activities!

What We Are Reading

To find out what librarians are reading and listen to a variety of read-alouds, please visit our Distance Learning web page.

Welcome to the library, where lifelong readers, researchers, and learners are created. The Turtle Lake Library is a resource center for students and staff. Students work with the library staff to develop an appreciation for books and related materials.


School Librarians

Our librarians wear many hats: they are readers, teachers, collaborators, communicators, AV/techies, book lovers, author groupies, and so much more!

Julie Reimer

School Librarian


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Lynn Middleton-Koller

School Librarian


Ms. MK's website

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Library Paraprofessionals

There's always a friendly para in the library waiting to help you. Whom you see will depend upon when you visit.

Rachel Moore


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Brenda Heilman


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