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Book Fair Proceeds
Fall Gross Proceeds
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.

Tutoring Notice

Because the Book Fair is in the Library, after-school tutoring will take place in the Student Cafeteria during the week of the Book Fair.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is a week-long event in the Fall arranged by Friends of Palms. It usually coincides with Back to School Night. This year the Book Fair will run the week of September 11 through September 14.

Fall 2018 Book Fair:

  • Setup: Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Teacher Preview: Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Book Fair: Tuesday, September 11, to Friday, September 14, during Break and Lunch and for 30 minutes after school.
  • Back to School Night: Thursday, September 13 (6-8 pm)
  • Cleanup: Monday, September 17, 2018 (morning)

Volunteers, we need YOU! We will have 45-60 minute shifts throughout the school day, so please join in as you are able. Please check Sign-Up Genius for available dates and times. 


2019-2020 Book Fair chair: Michele Robinson

Book Fair Information

Palms partners with a book vendor to sell books and related items. The books are selected to suit the middle school age group. Proceeds of the Book Fair support purchases of supplies and new books for the library.

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 Nutrition 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 here or contact Friends of Palms.

For other library information, see the Library page.