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Welcome to SHMS Media Center

Media Specialist: Beth Walls

The media center at Sleepy Hill Middle is open from 8:25am to 4:00pm. Students may check out two books at a time for a period of two weeks.


Media Center Schedule 2013-2014

8:25-8:45 (Bell)

Monday Aerospace & STEAM

Tuesday 6th grade

Wednesday 7th grade

Thursday 8th grade

Friday Research & Renew

"Spotlight Book for May and June"


The Maze Runner

by: James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind. 

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Accelerated Reader

AR BookFinder Sleepy Hill Middle School students use Accelerated Reader in all grade levels. AR helps teachers to mange and monitor your child's independent reading practice. Your child chooses a book at his or her reading level and takes a short quiz on the computer when finished with each book. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace!

AR BookFinder is a FREE online tool to help you search for Accelerated Reader Books. Every AR book title & quiz information can be found here! The Quick Search tab in AR Bookfinder works somewhat like a Google search when you type keywords into the blank field. AR BookFinder Help is located in the upper right hand corner for more information about specific features. Get started TODAY!

Check out the Links below for great information and resources.

Online Catalogs

Destiny OnlineDestiny is used for the Polk County Schools district library catalog. Our school Destiny page will connect you with every book/resource in our media center.

Polk County Public Libraries

Ebooks for students


Click here for a Student guide on how to use MackinVia

Secondary Online Subscriptions

Ask A LibrarianFlorida Electronic LibraryInfobase Publsihin eBooksTeachingBooksI Save A TreeCountry Reports Culture Grams


ABC-CLIO Products

ABC-CLIO: DatabasesABC-CLIO: American GovernmentABC-CLIO: American History ABC-CLIO: World History, Modern EraABC-CLIO: World History Ancient and Medieval Times

Gale Products

Gale DatabasesGale: Biography Resource CenterGale: Virtual Reference Library Gale: Literature Resource CenterGale: Opposing Viewpoints Resource CenterGale: Student Resource Center Gold

World Book Products

World BookWorld Book: StudentWorld Book: AdvancedWorld Book: DiscoverWorld Book: Dramatic LearningWorld Book: Hallazagos World Book: Hispanica Saber


Teacher Resources








Sleepy Hill Middle School - 2215 Sleepy Hill Rd., Lakeland Fl. 33810, Phone: 863-815-6577 Fax: 863-815-6586