Palisades Branch Public Library
861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-2754 telephone
(310) 454-3198 fax
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 AM - 430 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 430 PM
Sunday, Holidays: CLOSED
Book Purchases - We provide funds for the purchase of books and to supplement the Branch's annual book budget.
Audio-Visual Collections - Friends purchase audio/visual materials. Over the years our collection of books on tape, CDs, DVDs and videos has grown considerably, to one of the best in the system.
Speaker programs - We present authors and speakers of interest to the community on a regular basis.
Musical programs - We host occasional music programs such as a program on the patio outside the library’s community room where people danced to very lively Louisiana music performed by Bonne Musique Zydeco.
Book sales - Book sales are held several times a year.
Creative writing for youth and adults - Each year the Friends host creative writing contests for youth from first through twelfth grade and adults. Entries are judged by Friends members and prizes are awarded at a ceremony at the library. Click on Library Programs for more details.
Bibliofile - We publish a bi-annual membership newsletter of all of the Friends activities.
Support of inner city libraries - We provide additional funds in support of several inner city branches.
Library maintenance - Chryalis comes twice a week and we also provide gardening services every week.
Equipment purchases - We have purchased audio/visual equipment, blinds, patio furniture, and shelves for books.
Recent Articles and Press
Palisades Reads: Inaugural Event on October 23 Will Feature Laura Diamond’s ‘Shelter Us’ and a Panel
September 2019 issue of Mike Bonin’s Neighborhoods First
Pacific Palisades Library Improvements On the Way
The City Council moved forward this month with an effort that will allow neighbors to improve the Palisades Branch Library on Alma Real Drive by adding a new bookstore to the property. In a unanimous vote, the council authorized the Pacific Palisades Library Association to convert a 1,100 square-foot outdoor area into an indoor space that will be used for a bookstore, which will help raise money for the library. The library improvements will benefit the entire community, and thanks to the generosity of the neighbors who support the PPLA, the work will not cost taxpayers a dime.
Summer Writing Contest Honors Youth Writers, Sponsored by the Friends of the Palisades Library
Dedicated ‘Trash Team’ Tackles Palisades Library’s
Friends also sponsor children's events, holiday programs, and exhibits.