Mrs. Laura Hanna

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Phone: 472-1808



Cat sleeping on bookshelf

I am the Resource Center Specialist in the Media Center. I have had the privilege of working with Shepherd students and staff for over 8 years.

I love reading, and try to encourage students to read, too. I have arranged for visiting authors and poets, and have coordinated the Shepherd Poetry Slam for the last 4 years.

I have a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and have my Basic, Advanced, and School Library Technician Certifications.


"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."  - Jorge Luis Borges


Ode to My Books

(The Lament of the Librarian)

by Laura Hanna

New books came in today.

Bright, shiny covers,

Sharp, pointy corners,

Braaaaand new!

The pages soooooo clean

No scribbles, stains, tears

And “unidentified“ substances.

Just creamy colored pages with beautiful words.

So vulnerable

I want to save them from their fate!

Pages torn and folded,

Dusted with chocolate and crumbs

Red punch!

Why does it always have to be red?

Save them from the toddler’s bite

The dog drool and the gum!

From the overstuffed backpacks,

The rain and the mud

My wards go unprotected!

And a part of me cries

When one goes out the door…