Julia Green Elementary Library
Our library staff has one mission: to spark a love of literature that will last a lifetime. Ms. Parnell an Ms. Reier oversee the library, with Ms. Reier working on Mondays and Wednesdays while Ms. Parnell works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The library is open for book checkout throughout the day. There is rarely a time you will not visit the library and see students checking out books, reading quietly, researching, or working in groups guided by a classroom teacher and/or our librarian. Our librarian plans cooperatively with teachers and our IB coordinator to integrate our library materials and Academic Standards into each Unity of Inquiry. It is our goal that the students of Julia Green gain a love of quality literature. We currently have over 13,000 volumes. Funding is provided by the school system, our PTO, and various fundraisers, including an annual book fair.
Meet Our Librarians
Sarah Parnell, Media Specialist
Sarah Parnell is a Nashville native and a graduate of Overton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Lipscomb University and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Trevecca Nazarene University. Mrs. Parnell has worked for MNPS since 2004. She was a classroom teacher at Maxwell Elementary and Shayne Elementary, and began her library experience at Glengarry Elementary. Mrs. Parnell loves working in the library because it is such a marvelous place! All the children and adults in the school use the library, and it gives her a chance to get to know everyone! Mrs. Parnell also knows that books are a fabulous way to learn about anything you want! When she's away from school, she enjoys shopping, traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.
Jennifer Reier, Media Specialist
Jennifer Reier was born and raised in Nashville and is a graduate of Davidson Academy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Retail and Consumer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mrs. Reier left the business world in 2005 to pursue elementary education. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Trevecca Nazarene University, EL certification from David Lipscomb University, and certification in Library Science from the University of Memphis.
Mrs. Reier has spent her teaching career with MNPS. She has taught at Shwab (1st grade), Hickman (kindergarten), Glencliff (3rd & 4th grades), and Lakeview (1st & 3rd grades). Mrs. Reier loves teaching lessons rich in children’s literature so much that she became a school librarian in 2015! Helping children discover a lifelong love for reading is her main goal as an elementary librarian. She also wants children to be self-sufficient information seekers. She considers working in the school library a privilege because it allows her to build relationships with both students, teachers, and parents.
Mrs. Reier lives in Hermitage with her husband, Corey, their son, Christopher, and dog, Gus. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, movies, cooking, and reading.