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:

  • supports school libraries in Polk County through training, on-site coaching, and phone/email assistance
  • provides local support and training for Follett's Destiny Resource Manager and Library Manager
  • provides local support for Renaissance Learning programs (Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading, STAR Early Literacy)
  • supports Title I's Books Bridge program
  • maintains a Professional Library with production services at our location
  • manages procurement, training, and promotion of Online Resource database services for all students and staff
  • facilitates People of Polk reading mentors
  • works with district and community partners in literacy initiatives (Polk Vision, Polk County Reading Council, RSVP Polk)
  • provides special programming (Reading Comes Alive, Sunshine State Young Readers' Festival)
  • maintains a Little Free Library drop-off and stock-up location
  • supports various academic special programs (Read While You Roll, Polk County History Fair, Cracker Storytelling Festival)

Click here to view the Media Specialists section of Staff

Contact Information

Polk County School Board
Jim Miles Professional Development Center
5204 U.S. Hwy 98 S.
Lakeland, FL 33812
Phone: 863-647-4714
Fax: 863-647-4719

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 6:30-4:30
Except Holidays

Staff List

Name: Title: Phone:
Lindsay Persohn Senior Coordinator 863-647-4714
Janice Hayes Clerk Specialist 863-647-4710
Bonnie Given Sr. Technician Automation Specialist/Destiny 863-647-4716