Library Media Center

Welcome to the La Paz Intermediate School Library

Library Hours

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: Open 10:15 - 1:30 PM (snack and lunch)


General Information

Check Out Procedures

Students check out books for three (3) weeks . If they need more time, they can renew for another three (3) weeks.The La Paz student ID is needed to check out books.  There is a $.05 charge for each overdue book each day.  Overdue notices are sent out as needed.

Textbooks: Every La Paz student has received a set of textbooks that remain at home; they are returned at the end of the school year.  Each classroom has a set of textbooks. 

Audible Books: The Mission Viejo Library offers audible books with the Overdrive app.  A Mission Viejo library card is needed; we have MV Library card applications.

The La Paz Library provides a comprehensive program of library media services that align with the AASL Bill of Rights and the La Paz beliefs, mission, and goals.  The collection development policy reflects our commitment to collecting materials that support the school's mission and instructional program.


The library subscribes to the Destiny  catalog system and is available both in the library and on the La Paz website (Library Media Center).  The library has 36 desktop computers and 40 chrome books (ID needed) that are available to all students.  The collection includes 9-350 volumes of books.  The library relies on the generosity of the STPO, book fairs, grants and donations to fund the program.  Last spring, the STPO gifted the library $2,000 to buy new books, with this money we added 117 books to the collection.  These books were available to all students when school opened in August.


Developing a 21st century media center is a priority for our La Paz 21st century students.  We are continually looking for and submitting grant applications to reach this goal.  We are actively searching funding sources for a media center renovation project that includes the latest innovative technology and a flexible, mobile library setting for student work centers so teachers and students can create, collaborate, and stimulate innovation in a student-centered environment.


Adopt a Book

Donors Adopt a Book for $20.  

1) Purchase a book for the library that includes a special bookplate dedication.

2) Donor student is the first to check out the book and a photo is taken and displayed.

See Maureen Aschoff in the Library for more details.

Book Donations

The La Paz community continues to donate their "lightly used" books. Some can be used for the library collection, while others are offered to the teachers for their classroom library.  The remaining books are FREE to our students.

Why Read?


Dear Parents and Families,

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.5 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Thank you for supporting our Fall book fair. Our profit allowed us to purchase over 115 new books for the library including multicultural selections, career books in STEM and STEAM as well as popular and informational titles.

We invite you to view our book fair photos.