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April 2020

Library Newsletter Digital Resources, eBooks & Audiobooks for Families, Students & Teachers  Mission and Beliefs District Mission: To foster individual excellence in a nurturing environment by integrating a dedicated staff, an innovative curriculum, and community resources, while promoting respect for self and others. All students will acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to become lifelong learners and citizens who will think critically, act responsibly, communicate clearly and collaborate effectively in a global community. In our school libraries, we support students in achieving these goals and teachers in constructing meaningful lessons to meet their curricular needs. Ultimately, we hope to create lifelong learners of all ages via our LMTSD School Library Media Centers.

Reminders! You can check your library account online at any time! Go to:, click on your school and enter your network username (lunch #) and network password (lm5d…). Once entered into Follett Destiny, you can search the catalog and resources, like Follett Shelf eBooks and Audiobooks, or see which items you have checked out.

Pine Road students are still engaging with books and the library, at a distance.

Pine Road We’d like to take this issue of our newsletter to focus on some tools for distance learning in one handy location. If teachers need support in creating lessons or families need support in accessing them, please know that the librarians of Lower Moreland are always here for you! eBooks and Audiobooks In addition to the databases we normally have access to, we have trial access due to the shutdown to the following resources. All information is on the eBooks and Audiobooks site on the PR Library website. ● JLG Elementary ● Follett Lightbox ● Capstone Interactive ● Mackin VIA ● Abdo Digital Reliable Resources (research databases) Library Distance Learning Encore Lessons (click on the grade level to access the lesson slides) We also WILL be having a Spring Book Fair, albeit an online one! The book fair will run from April 24-May 7 and books will be delivered directly to student homes.

Check out these great books at our Scholastic Book Fair!


Email Contact

@ontheshelf4kids @murraymakers  @lmhs_library 

PR ~ Mrs. Zschunke: MA ~ Ms. Grosso: HS ~ Mr. Engleman:

Murray Avenue

Exciting eBooks now Available!  

In keeping with the spirit of our newsletters, I am going to use this space to share about new books that we have access to, to promote some enriching activities that  you can find on our website, and to talk about some ways that we can all stay  connected during our time apart. We miss you Murray Avenue!   


Here’s our MA Library Distance Learning to-explore list:  

#1 Get Your Public Library Card! The Huntingdon Valley Librarians are still hard at work, and there’s never been a  better time to get a library card! Find out more or fill out this form to get started.     

#2 Check Out Sora

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, El Deafo by Cece Bell &  Insignificant Events in the Life of a  Cactus by Dusti Bowling    Audible Stories 

Download the app or use it via this web link to read eBooks and audiobooks. We have a small collection, but click on the ☰ and choose “add a public library” to link  your HV Library card. Now you can search through and borrow thousands of titles!   

#3 Go on a Virtual Field Trip From the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the Louvre in Paris, many of the world’s  cultural treasures are offering virtual field trips to cure your cabin fever. Find more  on the MA library website (scroll down to the bottom!)   

#4 Participate in a STEAM Challenge

Book of a Thousand Days (YA) by Shannon  Hale, Astrophysics for Young People in a  Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Rad  American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz    JLG Digital 

Check out this website for 22 different projects, most using only materials you have in your house right now! Many challenges are appropriate for all ages, so ask  your siblings to solve them with you.   

#5 Read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (aka Philosopher's Stone) This classic is available on Sora as an eBook and an audiobook (also in Russian!) and  Audible Stories as an audiobook. Wouldn’t it be fun if we were all reading it at the  same time? Then, check out the new site, Harry Potter at Home by J.K. Rowling.   

#6 Read a Book and Recommend it to Your Classmates Read one of the eBooks available, then go to your grade-level Google Classroom to  find the post Ms. Grosso made about FlipGrid. Use the classroom code to leave a  short recommendation. Be sure to tell everyone where they can find the eBook! 

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, Knockout by K.A.  Holt & Lin-Manuel Miranda by Heather E.  Schwartz     

If you need any help finding a book or accessing another digital  resource, I’m always just an email  away at 

Library Websites

Pine Road

Murray Ave

High School

Pine Road: Murray Avenue:    High School:

Lower Moreland High School As we start this month’s newsle er from our home “offices” we want to wish all of our Lower Moreland Community well and let you know that we miss our students, colleagues, family, and community. We can not wait to see all of your healthy faces whenever that happens. In this new age of distance learning, I wanted to join in concert with Mrs. Zschunke, and Ms. Grosso to share some of the resources that students and parents could use to access our school resources and the resources of many generous companies that have opened access for all of our communi es to u lize for a limited me. Resources 1. LMHS Library Website There are too many resources here to list, but our website has access to databases for research, links to ac vi es you could do at home, links to other free ebooks, and a ton of other great resources to keep your mind ac ve during this me. Some of our databases use the Google Single Sign on feature. Please make sure you are logged in to your LMHS account to access those databases. If you are looking for other passwords, make sure you are a member of our google classroom. Email me at for access to the Google Classroom. 2. Hun ngdon Valley Library - Tons of resources and an offer for a virtual library card so you can access e books and other parts of their collec on. 3. Library of Congress Concerts, books, tutorials, etc. It’s the Library of Congress so of course it has everything. This is one of the coolest resources in our na on. Research Papers: Some of our students are working on their spring research/term papers while we are out of school. To aid in that process, I made a video that might help them navigate this process. We also have a library page dedicated to research projects. Overdue Books All overdue fines were stopped on Wednesday, March 11th. None will be assessed while we are out of school. We are formula ng a method to collect past due library resources from seniors. We’ll share this once it is approved. What are you reading? This is a great chance to read some books. I am currently working through “A Different Way to Win” by Jim Rooney. It is about the philosophies and prac ces behind the late owner of that other pro football team in Pennsylvania. It is a great read about leadership, compassion,and humanity. I am always interested to hear what you are reading. Let me know! If you need access to books, please check out MackinVIA UN: LMLions PW: 555RED If you need help accessing anything, or have any ques ons, feel free to reach out. Be well, Patrick J. Engleman and Andrea Succi “This is for the undefeated.   This is for you. And you. And you.  This is for us.”  -Kadir Neslon, The Undefeated 

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Book Buzz New Kid by Jerry Craft This year’s winner, New Kid, was the first Graphic Novel to ever win the Newbery Medal.

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Library Newsletter April 2020  

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