21 El Sereno There is a lovely library in El Sereno on the Eastside of Los Angeles. We headed straight for the children’s section, as usual, and were delighted to find books and new friends right away. One of the first books Riley took off the shelf was Neville by Norton Juster and illustrated by G.… Continue reading 21 El Sereno Branch Library
20 Cahuenga In East Hollywood sits the beautiful Cahuenga Branch Library, the third oldest branch library in the LAPL system. We were welcomed by such a friendly and helpful staff – that we felt right at home in a library we had passed so many times while driving, yet had never gone in. If only… Continue reading 20 Cahuenga Branch Library
19 Robert Louis Stevenson The 19th branch library of LAPL, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, is in Boyle Heights — almost East Los Angeles just off Whittier Boulevard. It was built in 1927 and is registered as a Historic Place. It’s a perfect place to spend some of Hispanic Heritage Month, sharing stories. Riley walked straight to the… Continue reading 19 Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library
18 Malabar In Boyle Heights, you find Malabar Branch Library, the 18th branch of LAPL. It is a beautiful little building, next to Wabash Park and Recreation Center. Riley and I made ourselves at home in the colorful and inviting children’s section. There were so many stuffed animals that Riley wanted to hug. We took time… Continue reading 18 Malabar Branch Library
17 Jefferson Branch In South Los Angeles, next to Leslie N. Shaw Park, is the lovely Jefferson – Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library. This branch, number 17, named in honor of Vassie D. Wright, founder of the first Black History celebration in Los Angeles in 1949, celebrated 100 years in 2015! What a great… Continue reading 17 Jefferson – Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library
Brentwood Branch Library West of the 405 you will find #16 Donald Bruce Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is near the The Getty Center and UCLA. The children’s section is right at the front of the library, just past the front desk. Grandma G (who retired from UCLA last year)… Continue reading 16 Donald Bruce Kaufman – Brentwood Branch Library
Eagle Rock Branch Library Children’s author and Los Angeles resident, Andrea J. Loney, visited the Eagle Rock Branch Library for part of the Summer Author Program. We were so excited that we got to attend! (Eagle Rock is branch #32, so we have not officially visited their children’s section. . . but we will get there!)… Continue reading Andrea J. Loney reads her books: Bunny Bear and Take A Picture Of Me, James VanDerZee!