11 Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Branch Library

11 Hollywood Regional Library

Hooray for Hollywood!


Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Branch Library is right in the heart of Hollywood near the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

It is a wonderful library. It’s full of old cinema memorabilia and you can even see the Capitol Records building from the children’s section. And, it’s a great children’s section! I was thankful the thoughtful librarians had put so many books out on display so we didn’t have to do much searching.


We found a bunch of great books. First we got the bilingual board book Lupe Lupita, Where Are You? Donde estas? by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza with illustrations by Ana Ochoa — which has great preposition practice. The second Spanish and English bilingual board book was What Do Wheels Do All Day? Quen Hacen las ruedas todo el dia? by April Jones Prince and illustrated by Giles Laroche — which has great verb practice.


Once we were home with the board books (and could read pants-free), Riley took them right into her cart for closer inspection. They both were well liked.

We got the Caldecott Honor Book – A Very Special House by Ruth Krauss with pictures by Maurice Sendak. It was also a hit.


Father’s Day is almost here, so we got two books about fathers. Thankfully a bunch were all together to make things easier for us lazy people. Thanks, librarians!


Night Shift Daddy by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Melissa Iwai was lovely.


A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager with illustrations by Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc was also excellent.

Spot, the Cat written and illustrated by Henry Cole was a fun wordless book. We do love cats, since we have four of them. . .

I want to give a very special thanks to librarians Doreen and Sophia who helped us set up our account for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 (for Children and Adults – Riley and I both)! We will be logging our reading minutes and doing activities all summer (you can too). We even got cool swag bags (hey, it’s Hollywood, right?) for signing up for the reading challenge. They were also kind enough to chat with us library nerds for a while.

The Hollywood Regional Branch also has the best displays for Pride Month by the way. . .

And, the giant movie posters made me realize that there are many old films I have never seen. I’m definitely going to look for The Cat Creeps While the Canary Sleeps, just for the cat and the floating heads in the poster.


Maybe someone in the library is reading a book right now that is inspiring them to write a hit book that will one day become a classic motion picture. You never know. Libraries are inspiring like that.

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I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between my daughter and books. . .

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