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Book Fair Proceeds
Fall Gross Proceeds
2021 $1,198 $299.50
2020 no Book Fair  
2019 $14,428  $4,000
2018 $12,580 $2,300
2016 $14,350 $3,900
2015 $12,000 $4,000
2014 $13,000 $3,600


Proceeds are used to buy new Library materials.

Book Fair

Pandemic Years

Book Fair

During the pandemic, the Book Fair is a virtual event over several weeks.

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Fair:

Book Fair Proceeds

Palms partners with a book vendor to sell books and related items. The books are selected to suit the middle school age group.

25% of the proceeds go to the Palms Library, and are used to support purchases of supplies and new Library books.

2022-2023 Book Fair co-chair:  Wendy Senelick

Second co-chair position is open - please volunteer!

Non-Pandemic Years

During non-pandemic years, the Book Fair is a week-long event in the Fall arranged by Friends of Palms, coinciding with the week of Back to School Night.

Example: Fall 2020 Book Fair:

  • Setup: Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Teacher Preview: Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Book Fair: Monday, September 14 to Friday, September 18, 2020, during Break and Lunch and for 30 minutes after school.
  • Back to School Night: Thursday, September 17 (5:00-7:00pm)
  • Cleanup: Monday, September 21, 2020 (morning)

Volunteers, we need YOU! We will have 45-60 minute shifts throughout the school day, so please join in as you are able. We usually use Sign-Up Genius to let you pick from the available dates and times.

Teacher Wishlists

You can buy books requested by your child's teachers by looking at the Teacher's Wish List board at the Book Fair. Choose a book from the teacher's holder on the board and buy it for that teacher.

They will be so appreciative!

Book Fair Teacher Wish Lists

Book Fair Schedule

The Book Fair is held in the library and is open throughout the day and on selected evenings. Students usually visit the Book Fair one day during their English class and can also visit during Break and Lunch.

The Friday of the previous week is usually a teacher preview day. Most English teachers create wishlists to help build their classroom libraries.

Parents are invited to visit the Book Fair whenever it is open, where they can:

  • help themselves by buying books their children are interested in
  • find great books to give as gifts
  • help students by buying books from a teacher wishlist as a donation to that teacher's classroom
  • help the Palms library, since this is the library's major fundraiser for book purchases

Parents who can donate an hour of their time during to help with the Book Fair should sign up with Sign-Up Genius or contact Friends of Palms.

For other library information, see the Library page.

Tutoring Notice

When the Book Fair is in the Library, after-school tutoring takes place in the Student Cafeteria instead of the Library.