Library Closed on Tuesdays and on Minimum Days
The Library is closed after school on
- Tuesdays (Professional Development Days, 1:30pm dismissal)
- Minimum Days (12:20pm dismissal)
If students are not picked up by 2:00pm on Tuesdays or 1:00pm on Minimum Days then they will be escorted to the P.E. side, where there is supervision.
Successful Fundraising Campaign
In 2015, Friends of Palms ran a success fundraising campaign on the Indegogo website:
New Computers For Palms Middle School Library
The goal was to raise $20,437 to replace the aging computers in the Library, which students use for their I-Search projects. The goal was met and exceeded, and the Library now has up-to-date computers. The extra funds were used for the Video Production elective.
Students use the library for reading, researching, studying, browsing, and checking out books and magazines, for quiet group work, and to get homework help. Students come for class lessons in the library and to do research.
New Library computers purchased in 2015
||7:30am to 4:30pm. The library is open most days before school, at break, at lunch, and after school, but not after school on Tuesdays or Minimum Days.
||Books and magazines are checked out for 2 weeks and may be renewed. Some reference books are checked out overnight. Students may check out books and magazines at any time during the day.
||Your picture I.D. is also your library card. It can be used to check out books but is not required.
||Supervised Internet access is sometimes available. This privilege depends on proper online behavior and on having a signed Acceptable Use Form on file.
||10 cents per school day, not counting absences and non-school days. The book or magazine must be checked in first; fines can be paid anytime afterwards. Students must pay the cost of lost books.
||Notices are sent to all homerooms. The homeroom teacher will remind students of any overdue books. When the book is returned and the fine is paid, students will receive a clearance slip to take to your homeroom teacher.
||Each student's library record must be cleared before they can participate in some activities and at the end of each school year.
Los Angeles Public Library Cards
All Palms students are encouraged to get their own library card from the Los Angeles Public Library and get access to their collection of over 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs! Complete the Youth/Pre-Teen Pre-Registration Application online, or in person at any LAPL branch. A Parent/Guardian/Sponsor must also provide their information on the application for their child under the age of 18.
Palms Rancho Park Library
The Palms Rancho Park Public Library is at 2920 Overland Ave, just north of National Blvd.
As part of the Los Angeles Public Library system, the Library offers:
- A great collection, with over 6 million books, audiobooks, periodicals, DVDs and CDs you can check out.
- Live homework help for K-12 students, using virtual classrooms on computers, tablets, or even smart phones.
- A Teen Web page with links and information about books, comics, art, movies, television, music, sports, games, and homework help, as well as Library events.
Watch for news of the latest events on our Library Events page.
Los Angeles County Public Library
The Los Angeles County Public Library offers live homework help from a tutor, at librarytutor.org.
You must have a library card to sign up.