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Library Closed On Tuesdays and 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.

Mr. Frankel: Teacher Librarian

Hi, I'm Mr. Frankel.  Welcome to the Library!  Mr. Frankel

Successful Fundraising Campaign

Piggy bank

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 research 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.

Panther Paw


Welcome to the Palms Middle School Library!

Palms Library

Students use the library for reading, researching, studying, browsing, and checking out books, for quiet group work, and to get homework help. Students come for class lessons in the library and to do research.

Library computers
New Library computers purchased in 2015

Library Information
Hours The library is open most days before school, at break, at lunch, and after school, but not after school on Tuesdays or Minimum Days.
Check-outs Books are checked out for 2 weeks and may be renewed. Some reference books are checked out overnight. Students may check out books at any time during the day.
Library cards Your picture I.D. is also your library card. It can be used to check out books, but is not required.
Internet access Supervised Internet access is sometimes available. This privilege depends on proper online behavior and on having a signed Responsible Use Form on file.
Fines 10 cents per school day, not counting absences and non-school days. The book must be checked in first; fines can be paid anytime afterwards. Students must pay the cost of lost books.
Overdue notices 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.
School activities Each student's library record must be cleared before they can participate in some activities and at the end of each school year.
  • Mr. Frankel

Click or tap the envelope icon below to send a message to Mr. Frankel.

  Adam Frankel Teacher Librarian
When in Doubt
TEACHERS: Please click on the calendar above to sign up for Library class visits.
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)

LAPL Student Success Card
 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 BRANCH Library

live homework help

The Palms - Rancho Park Branch 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

L.A. County Library
The Los Angeles County Public Library offers live homework help from a live online tutor.

You must have an L.A. County library card and PIN to sign up.

Support the Book Fair!

Book Fair

Proceeds from our annual Book Fair are our only funding for new book purchases.