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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Library

Library Fun

Check out these tabs!

1. "Everyone" Tab for cool enrichment links (HERE)
*Like BookFlix, TrueFlix, TumbleBooks, museums, art, and much more!!
2. "Photo Browse" Tab to browse library by photo displays (HERE)
*Photos of nonfiction books, picture books, award books, special displays, and more. 
3. Individual Classroom Tabs for grade appropriate links (See Above)

*Like search engines for kids, online magazines, library games, and class resources.

4. "Parent" Tab for informational links (HERE)

*Like district information, homework help, internet
safety, and more.

Thoughts from The Librarian

Even though we are not all able to be together in our wonderful library and school, we can read and share the joy of books with our family, pets, and friends from whatever means possible (zoom, FaceTime, telepathy :) or whatever other creative way you have found to stay connected). Either way, we will find ways to share that connection with each other through this school year. Even though it might be challenging, we will learn from it in ways we never expected. Stay strong, healthy, and "see" you in class!

I love the quote from Dr. Seuss that says, "You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book." We have time to look for a lot of magic right now. And we have plenty of books to help you find it!

~ Ms. Orseno

Luhrs Library Media Center

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Please note:  

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: We ask that you browse the book collection here, online, to find a book you would like to check out. If the name of our library is GREEN, the book is available for checkout. If it is RED, it is already checked out by someone else. We do not have wait lists for books. All elementary students will be limited to ONE (1) book/item checked out at a time for the foreseeable future.

Please email your book request WITH TITLE AND CALL NUMBER (in parentheses after the GREEN or RED name of the library; will start with F, E, or a number) to us at eworseno@ship.edu or ljsmit@ship.edu or call us at 717-477-1003 for our "take out" style of check out... we will check it out to you and let you know when it is ready to come pick up at the Luhrs Library desk. We realize this is not the same as browsing the books, but is a safer way for our books and our patrons; including you!

To make browsing easier, we added a tab just for virtual browsing ease. This is where you will find photos of displays and books to help you find get ideas to enter into the search bar above. This tab is called "Photo Browse" and is found at the top of every page on the website. You can also access it by clicking the big, green word "Browse."

**Note: If your student has a book due from last year, or an overdue book, he/she will not be able to check out another book until that book is returned or replaced.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.   


Need a list of all the books you have checked out or need to renew your books from the Luhrs Library? 

‚ÄčEmail us and we can take care of this for you: ljsmit@ship.edu

Need a specific kind of book?
Visit the Internet Book List to browse lists of books, authors, and series by names and genres. Also feel free to email with questions: eworseno@ship.edu

For example, select Books | By Genre | Fiction | Children & Young Adult | Coming of Age. Each level takes you to a more specific listing of books. You must select levels one at a time.


Our mission?
Our mission is to encourage members of the elementary school and university community to become life-long learners using knowledge effectively in all formats to be informed and productive members of society.

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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Library
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2200

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