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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 March and April"

A Land of Fire

by: Morgan Rice


Book #12 in the Sorcerers Ring,  this breathtaking fantasy series is reminiscent of J.K Rowling's, Harry Potter.  The main character Gwendolyn and her people find the, surrounded  on the Upper Isles, besieged by Romulus' dragons and his million man army. All seems long--when salvation comes from the unlikely source. Determined to find her baby; lost at sea and led her nation-in-exile to a new home, Gwendolyn travels across foreign and exotic seas, encountering unthinkable dangers, rebellion and starvation, as they sail for dream of a safe harbor. This amazing story of perseverance and determination will be one you cannot put down.



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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