Online Catalogs

These sites are for use by all students of Polk County schools. Some require a password. This may be obtained from your school library media specialist.

Destiny is used for the Polk County Schools district library catalog. Select your school from the list. If you want to check out a book, contact your media specialist with the title, author, and call number.

Grades: All Grades


The Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) is a group of libraries and government entities who have chosen to unite and cooperate to provide excellent library services to Polk County residents, businesses, and organizations.

Grades: All Grades


Online Subscriptions

Click the icons below to access the online subscriptions offered by Polk County Schools. These sites are for use by all students of Polk County schools. Some require a password. This may be obtained from your school library media specialist.

eBooks / Reading / Multimedia

TeachingBooks.net is a time-saving portal to thousands of online resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.

Grades: All Grades


Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Grades: All Grades


A collection of electronic books offered by Polk County Schools. Books are separated by category and come in English and Spanish.

Grades: Elementary, Middle


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,
talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format students will love.

This resource is provided by the Lakeland Public Library

Grades: Elementary


The Early World of Learning offers busy educators many stimulating ways of teaching concepts and reinforcing skills in the classroom.

Grades: Elementary


Dramatic Learning contains lesson plans tailored to meet curriculum-based standards and specifically related to their play unit’s content. Nearly all these lesson plans contain both an Educator Page on-site and a Student Page as a downloadable Word document.

Grades: All Grades


Magazines / Newspapers / Encyclopedias

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Grades: Elementary


Full featured online encyclopedia and reference center. Resource selection page.

Grades: All Grades


Based on World Book's award-winning Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

Grades: Elementary


Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

Grades: Middle


Offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

Grades: All Grades


Offers World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

Grades: All Grades


General Searching

Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians to chat live with a librarian for immediate assistance. A trained information professional can guide you to the answers you need in minutes.

Grades: All Grades


The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.

Grades: All Grades



Geography

Another great source of cultural, historical, and statistical country information. Includes a new Kids section.

Grades: All Grades


CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

Grades: All Grades