School Library/Media Centers

  • elementary students       High school student

    The local school Library Media Center is a hub of activity where students are encouraged to build on literacy skills by reading for understanding as well as enjoyment.  The School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) teaches age-appropriate library information skills.  Students are taught to be curious in formative years, and how to gather and evaluate information from the vast resources available to them as they progress in school.  Students apply these skills to every subject area of their daily instruction.     

    The SLMS has a wide subject area knowledge and technological expertise that supports all teachers and students.  From eBooks to the collection of print materials, the SLMS develops a library media program to ensure successful teaching and learning.  Professional resources for teachers, as well as technical assistance with software programs and computer hardware, are provided at the school by the SLMS and school Technology Contact.  

    Media Center Access

    The Osceola School District empowers parents to be partners in the school library experience. Each school library serves their local school community and collections contain age-relevant books that follow all Florida's statutes and guidelines.  Parents may choose their students' access level for school and classroom libraries:

    Unlimited (full access, mature content may be involved if relevant to the age of the students, access to all digital resources);  
    Limited (may check out books in the media center, but nothing involving mature content. There is nothing labeled "mature content" at the elementary level. Students will not have access to eBook collections); and 
    No Access (student is not permitted to check books out of the media center and will not have access to digital eBook collections.)

    Parents can choose access levels in the Parent Portal at The parents' choice will also  be recorded in Destiny, the district’s library book circulation system.  


    Beanstack is a reading motivational tool that students and families can use to track reading progress and goals. Students can log their minutes read, their books read, compete in challenges and submit reviews for the books they read.  Click here to learn more about Beanstack and how to download the app.


    Procedures for Challenging Library Materials/Books

    The Osceola County School District has adopted a policy to provide guidelines in the matter of the appropriateness of books and/or materials. In the event a book or material is deemed inappropriate by a concerned school-community citizen, the following links offer assistance with the process of requesting a review and reconsideration of the appropriateness of the book or materials.