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TVMS Library: PA Research

Library resources, project guides, and more.

PA Research Topics

  • Strasburg Railroad
  • Gettysburg
  • Coal mines- child labor/Centralia
  • Amish/Lancaster
  • Liberty Bell
  • Joanna Furnace
  • Flight 93
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Hershey Park
  • William Penn
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Valley Forge

Books in the TVMS Library

Project Focus

For this project, you will be researching a topic relevant to Pennsylvania and its history.  After gathering and revising your info, you will be writing a children's book to be shared with 3rd grade students at TVEC.  

Flag of Pennsylvania

How to use Wikipedia for this project

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer


PA History Links

Search the Library Catalog!

To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the @tvsd.info (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!

A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.