Polk County's District Library Media Services offers a number of services and programs to aid students, school library staff, teachers, faculty, district office staff, and members of the community.
District Library Media Services:
The Professional Library in Library Media Services is the District Office Media Center and offers technical and professional resources and materials to teachers, administrators, and volunteers in the schools, as well as to people in the community.
The following services are offered by the Professional Library:
*In some instances, a small supplies fee will apply.
The Professional Library collection includes over 4000 books. The collection includes resources on topics like leadership, classroom management, instructional design, subject area content, and technology-integrated instruction.
Contact Janice Hayes for more information about Professional Library resources, or to make an appointment for our in-person services.
If you are a Library Media Specialsit or a Media Paraprofessional II, please visit the Media Specialist section of The Hub and join our Moodle group. On our Moodle page, you will find forms, support, professional organization information, and much more.
In Moodle, search: Media Specialist Learning Community and use the enrollment key "media" to join.
Professional organizations you may want to join:
Visit the Sunshine State Young Readers Awadr, Jr. website (Grades K-2), Sunshine State Young Readers Award website (Grades 3-8), and the Florida Teens Read webiste (Grades 9-12) to view book lists, activities, and the latest SSYRA/FTR news.
For information about the Polk County Public Schools' Reading Comes Alive program, the Sunshine State Young Readers' Festival, or Florida Teens Read author visits, contact Lindsay Persohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-647-4714.
Little Free Libraries are little decorative waterproof boxes/containers with books inside. These LFL have been placed in communities to promote literacy and the love of reading. The only rule is to bring a book and take a book. Help spread the love of reading throughout Polk County by building or sponsoring a Little Free Library in your community. You can learn more about Little Free Libraries and how to buy or build one of your own at https://littlefreelibrary.org.
Polk County School Board
Jim Miles Professional Development Center
5204 U.S. Hwy 98 S.
Lakeland, FL 33812
Monday - Friday 6:30-4:30
Except PCPS Holidays
|Lindsay Persohn||Sr. Coordinator||School Library Media staff support, Books Bridge inquiries, community inquiries, any other school library-related questions|
|Janice Hayes||Clerk Specialist||General inquiries, library purchasing, Professional Library services and space reservations|
|Bonnie Given||Sr. Technician||Destiny and Renaissance support, other school library-related technical support|