Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 8

POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS  RESOURCES  Polk County Schools’ library media centers are wonderful places for students, families, and teachers to explore literacy. Each school library offers a unique collection and unique programming. Polk Schools’ District Library Media Services also offers district-wide literacy initiatives through many programs throughout the year. For more information about any of these programs, please contact Stacy Davis at stacy.davis@polk-fl.net. THE BOOKS BRIDGE  An outreach program is designed to bring books and book related knowledge to communities in Polk County. Books Bridge Library Media Specialists and Paraprofessional/Drivers take books on busses outfitted as mobile classrooms to every area of Polk County.  PEOPLE OF POLK COUNTY READING CLUB A program formerly known as Polk Men Read. Originally, the program was designed to address a gender gap in reading, bringing 4th and 5th grade boys to read with adult male volunteers from the community. But, as the success of the program grew Library Media Services expanded to include all students and adult volunteers.  READING COMES ALIVE  A program where in Polk County secondary drama education students perform picture books for Polk County’s 2nd grade students. Dramatic presentations are written and produced by secondary students, based on state award-nominated books for 2nd graders. 2nd graders travel to local theaters to watch the books come alive. 7