Polk County Public Schools’ 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.

Services include:

  • Providing support for school libraries, including training, on-site coaching, and phone/email assistance
  • Providing local support and training for Follett’s Destiny Resource Manager and Library Manager
  • Providing local support for Renaissance Learning programs (Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy)
  • Providing management and support for Title I’s Books Bridge program
  • Maintaining a professional library with production services at our location
  • Managing procurement, training and promotion of online resource database services for all students and staff
  • Facilitating People of Polk reading mentors
  • Collaborating with district and community partners, including Polk County Reading Council, in literacy initiatives
  • Providing special programming, including Reading Comes Alive Sunshine State Young Readers’ Festival
  • Maintaining a Little Free Library drop-off and stock-up location
  • Supporting various academic special programs, including Read While You Roll, Polk County History Fair, and Cracker Storytelling Festival
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Online Resources

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Our programs are designed to support and build literacy within the community.

Award Winning Books

Click below to access information about award winning children’s and young adult literature.

Procedure for Examination of School Library Material

This information reflects Polk County School’s 2022-2023 challenge process.  To reflect and be in compliance with 2023-2024 FL Statutes this information is in revision and as of July 1 all current statutes are applicable.

This state’s policy for the selection of school library materials states that any parent, guardian, student with parental consent, community member, or employee of the district may formally challenge library materials used in the district’s educational program. This policy further allows those persons in the school or the school community, who are not directly involved in the selection of library materials to make their opinions known. The focus of the examination procedure is to provide an open forum for making an informed decision.

Learn more about the district’s school library materials examination and challenge processes.

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Resources For Everyone

Polk County Public Schools’ Library Media Services acknowledges the importance of maintaining access to current resources, building research skills, and developing digital literacy. PCPS provides a variety of resources for students, teachers, and families.

Family Reading

Your school library provides you with:

  • Print Books
  • eBooks
  • Online Research Resources
  • Polk PLUS access to all Polk County Public library services and materials.

Go see everything we have to offer and explore your library catalog on Insignia. Just click on the Online Resources link below:


Florida Book Awards - Recommended Reading

Information for Authors

Certified educational media specialists are responsible for curating school library collections according to district and state guidelines. All titles in the collection must meet the needs of the school community. They must also meet district policies for academic and age-appropriateness and be available through district-approved vendors. These vendors provide library processing and computer records necessary to include books in the collections.

Procedures For Collection Development Of Library Materials

Criteria For Discarding/Retaining Materials