School Media Center

Media Specialist: Mrs. Garcia
Media Volunteer: Mrs. Mitchell

Media Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Parents and students are encouraged to come in and check out books.



Accelerated Reader Quizzes

AR Book Finder

The Accelerated Reading Program (AR) is a reading comprehension program designed to monitor student’s comprehension while encouraging them to read. Students take the STAR test to determine their reading level. Each student is given a goal to work towards. As each student reads a book on their reading level and takes a test they are given points toward their goal.

Renaissance Home Connect is designed for parents to be involved by connecting from home to make personalized reading practice even more effective. By using Home Connect, students and parents are able to:

Sunshine State Books

All 3rd through 5th grade students are participating in reading Florida’s Sunshine State Books. Four students will be chosen to represent Padgett Elementary in competition at the District Book Bowl. Please click the following link for the list -Sunshine State Readers List

Online Catalogs

Destiny OnlinePolk County Public Libraries

Online Subscriptions

TeachingBooks.netI Save a TreeAccelerated Reader BookFinderAsk A LibrarianGale DatabasesFlorida Electronic LibraryCulture GramsWorld BookNet TrekkerCountry Reports Kids SearchSearchasaurusTumblebooksKids Infobits