In the Los Angeles Harbor Region, you find the lovely Wilmington Branch Library. It is in Wilmington, near San Pedro — near the Banning Museum. It has the best little furniture! And very sweet librarians. It also has a monthly program where kids can read to therapy dogs, called B.A.R.K.
Of course Riley found some board books and made herself at home on the children’s sofa.
We found Stanley’s Shapes by William Bee. She carried it around for a while and did not want to put it down.
She did finally sit for a bit.
We got My Very First Book of Words by Eric Carle and Higher! Higher! Mas alto! Mas alto! by Leslie Patricelli. She liked both of those too.
She cracks me up. Now that she is walking, she is wanting to explore all over the place — and follow other kids around.
Thankfully she gets the attention returned most of the time. This little girl was very kind to her.
The magic of libraries, where two kids who had never met before are playing like they’ve known each other their whole life. One and five years old in this case.
We checked out quite a few books this time around. We took home The Cow That Went OINK written and illustrated by Bernard Most. Great speech sounds.
We got I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino and Coretta Scott King award winner Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell and illustrated by James Ransome. Both were excellent.
A Caldecott Honor book, Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman was a book that I could read over and over again.
The Boy who was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris and illustrated by Brad Sneed was a good one too.
We always find such wonderful stories, and I feel so lucky to be able to share them with my daughter.
Libraries are the best – and we’ve only been to the first ten branches! We have sixty-two to go. Good thing summer is almost here, when I’m not working, and we can go more often. Get ready for more library fun.