29 Wilshire Branch Library

29 Wilshire

The Wilshire Branch Library, branch #29, is in Koreatown near Beverly Boulevard at Western Boulevard. It’s near Paramount Pictures Studios and it’s near the Vermont/Beverly Station.


On the map, #29 looks like it sits right in the middle of the LAPL system. Can you believe we have visited 29/72 branches?



The librarians were really kind and offered some history of the library, which was so interesting. We met the Branch Manager Jennifer N. who was very excited to meet Riley! That made me extremely happy.


Riley’s Gramma G tried reading to her . . .



Until the stuffed animals peaked her interest! Riley had me take down about five of them. . .


We took home lots of books that we really enjoyed reading together. It’s funny how some days you just pick really good ones (or are they just the right ones to read on that specific day?) — I like how accidental our book finds are – and the fortuitous ‘lottery’ we play every time. We always win! That’s what it feels like each time we visit a different branch and discover by chance our book prizes. . .


We got Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty with pictures by David Roberts. This is one of my favorites.

We got Living With Mom and Living With Dad by Melanie Walsh. This was a particularly appropriate find, since me and Riley’s dad are going through a divorce and she’s had two homes for a little while now. I am so grateful there are books like this one.



We got the Pura Belpré Honor Book: Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina and illustrated by Angela Dominguez.

We found The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Dušan Petričić.

We got Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E.B. Goodale.

We got Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison.

We also got Antionette by Kelly DiPucchio and pictures by Christian Robinson.

The Wilshire Branch has some great events going on including: Women Composers in Western Classical Music on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 3pm.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by visiting your local library and see what kind of wonders you find.


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  1. Looks like the journey is going well! Riley is lucky to have you as a mom, my parents divorced when I was 5 and I don’t believe they had books on that topic back then. Wish you all the best. I love the idea there are stuffed animals at that branch. Sometimes the kids need a hug from a furry friend with no chances of getting bit, lol. Take care.

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