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I have been working in the Marion County School System for over 20 years. I began as a part time reading tutor which ignited my passion to help students find "just the right books" for them. There's a book out there for everyone! When I was teaching Intensive Reading to middle school students, I heard many of them say they rarely ever checked out books from the library during their elementary years. When the opportunity arose for me to to become the Media Specialist at Shady Hill Elementary, my first thought was, I want students to come to the library as often as they need and find books they enjoy reading. In our Media Center students have the opportunity to check out books daily, learn research skills, digital citizenship, and much more including creating on the Lego wall.