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Monday - Closed for Vocal Music Class

Tuesday - 7:30am - 2:25pm

Wednesday - 8:30am - 2:25pm

Thursday - 7:30am - 2:25pm

Friday - 7:30am - 2:25pm


  • Opal Robinson Elementary School Library

Library News: September 2017

We have a new Library Media Specialist, Ms. Elena Hernandez. She comes from the Downey Unified School District and is more than happy with her switch. Ms. Elena graduated from CSULB with a bachelor’s in education and a minor in communication studies. She loves each and every one of the students at Robinson Elementary and cannot wait to build strong relationships with the members of the Manhattan Beach community.


Ms Elena Robinson Elementary Librarian


Library News: November 2017

The Book Fair is here!!

Proudly hosted by, Pages: A Bookstore, our neighborhood bookstore located off of Manhattan Beach Blvd. Our Parent volunteers, lead by Jo Bloomfield, have helped set up and run the book fair in the library. Students and teachers will come into the library during the week after Thanksgiving Break (November 27th through December 1st) to buy and make wish-lists of all the amazing book selections displayed in the library.


Books from Book Fair at Robinson Elementary


  • Classroom Visits and Library Policies


Robinson students and their parents may check out books from the library. The loan period is one week. A book may be renewed twice  up to four times, but only if no one is waiting for that book. If a student or parent has an overdue book, he or she may not check out new books until the overdue book is returned or renewed. There is never a late fee, but patrons are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged books.



Before/after school:

Parents and students are able to come visit the library before school starts to turn in or check out any books except on Mondays and when there is a class in session.Students may visit the library with a parent or adult guardian during school hours unless there is a class in session. If the library is closed, students are not permitted to be in the Learning Center even if accompanied by an adult. The library is occasionally open during before school time (7:50am to 8:20am) for younger siblings to work on homework while waiting for their older sibling to be dismissed. Please be aware that, per school rules, students must be supervised by an adult while in the library. The library is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before school starts (7:30am-2:25pm) for any book returns and check-outs. The library is closed once school is out. The library is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Please check the calendar for up-to-date information on when the library is not available. We are also open for book returns after school until 2:45pm everyday except Wednesdays.


Lunch Hours:

Students are welcome to come into their library for a quiet place to read and do homework during their lunch recess (12:10-12:40pm) Tuesday through Friday.


  • California Young Reader Medal (CYRM)

2017-2018 Nominees:


Primary (Grades K-3)

Gaston written by Kelly Dipucchio and Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Night Animals written and illustrated by Gianna Marino

The Snatchabook written by Helen Docherty and Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

The Book With No Pictures written by B.J. Novak

If You Plant a Seed written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Picture Books for Older Readers

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Barbed Wire Baseball written by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpre


-----Please update winners from previous years if possible.


  • Volunteers


Library Volunteers at Robinson Elementary



2017-2018 Library Class Visit Schedule:



Scott: Thursday 10:45-11:15am

Asano: Thursday 11:15-11:45am



Walsh: Tuesday 8:30-9am

Masciel: Tuesday 10:45-11:15am

Yerke: Tuesday 12:40-1pm



Tanita: Tuesday 1:15-1:45pm

Wissel: Wednesday 11:25-11:55am

Johnson: Wednesday 12:45-1:15pm



Muir: Wednesday 8:45-9:15am

Whalley: 9:50-10:20am



Holz: Wednesday 8:15-8:45am

Weiss/Hutchinson: Wednesday 8:15-8:45am

Nuttall: Thursday 1:50-2:30pm



Artim: Tuesday 1:50-2:30pm

Montz: Tuesday 1:50-2:30pm

Jewett: Thursday 1:50-2:30pm


*fourth and fifth grade alternating Dates:


Holz: 12/6, 12/20, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 3/7, 3/21, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30

Weiss/Hutchinson: 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23

Nuttall: 12/7, 12/21, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24


Artim: 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15.

Montz: 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22.

Jewett: 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/13, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24