Rawlings Media Center


    2018-2019 Battle of the Books

    The 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominees ("Battle books") are:

    • The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
    • The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) by Jackson Pearce
    • Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro
    • The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
    • Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
    • I Love you, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    • Lemons by Melissa Savage
    • Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper
    • Overboard! by Terry Lynn Johnson Podkin
    • One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
    • Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen
    • The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston
    • A True Home by Kallie George
    • Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero
    • Wish by Barbara O’Connor 


    Click here for more information about these exciting books!



    Destiny is the program used by Pinellas County Schools to manage our books and other resources. 

    To access:

    • Click on the word Destiny to get to the Rawlings Destiny page. 
    • Click on Catalog if you want to see what books we have. 
    • If your student wants to see what he or she has checked out, they can log in (upper right corner) using their R2.D2 login, then click on My Info. 
    • Students can also click on Destiny Quest (under the Catalog tab) to look for books (click on Library Titles) and articles (click on One Search) related to a topic.  If students are logged in when they do their research, it will be saved for them.  


    Circulation Policy

    Kindergarteners may check out 1 book at a time.
    First through fifth graders may check out 2 books at a time.

    We encourage Rawlings students to return their books as soon as they finish them, hopefully within 2 weeks. This allows other students to have access to these books. Books may be renewed if more time is needed.


    Students are not fined for overdue books, however, they are expected to return them on time and in the same condition they were check out in.


    Lost or damaged books must be paid for before any other materials may be borrowed from the media center.


    If you transfer from another Pinellas County school and owe a book, let us know and we can assist you in returning the book to its proper school.


    Reading Counts

    Reading Counts is a computer program that tests students' comprehension on books they select to read. Reading Counts books are located in our media center with a pink dot on its spine. Points are earned for each quiz passed. Each month students may redeem their points for prizes.