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    Your Library Media Specialist

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    Welcome to the library! My name is Julie Benson, and I am thrilled to be our library media specialist at Madison Avenue Elementary.  I am currently entering into my tenth year in education.  I have previously taught third and second grade. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!), and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.

    I am looking forward to serving both the school and the community through library programming.  My goal is to instill a love of reading in all children, while inspiring adults to share a love of books with others.  People ask me all the time what book I remember loving first.  As a child, my grandmother read me The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein every time I spent the night at her house in the country.  This was the first book that I remember absolutely loving and wanting to read over and over again. I hope to give each child at least one book they can put in their hands and come back saying: "I can't wait to read it again!"

    As you can tell by my picture, I have a wonderful family with my husband Brett of 9 years, and our two sweet girls who are 7 and 5 years old. 

    I am excited to make this school year the best one yet, and I look forward to being your library media specialist!