39 Panorama City Branch Library

39 Panorama City

We visited the 39th branch, Panorama City Branch Library, number 39/72 of the LAPL system on our Los Angeles Public Library journey. Panorama City is in the San Fernando Valley in the area of the Van Nuys Metrolink Amtrak station and Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center.

Riley had a lot of energy the day we visited, so me and G had a tough time keeping up with her.  Though she now wants to sit by herself at a table to read, so we get a brief respite from the excitement of exploring the library.

Riley eventually tires of being alone and wants company at the table…

We brought a bunch of good books home that we checked out. Due to Riley’s growing intolerance of having her picture taken (I get it, she’s 2 years old and doesn’t want a mobile phone in her face all the time!), some photos were taken with her cat leggings, and some with two of our cats.

All the World by Liz Garton Scanton and illustrated by Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee.

Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron and illustrated by Joe Cepeda.

Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino, which won a New Voices Award from Lee & Low Books.

Ocean Babies by Deobrah Lee Rose with illustrations by Hiroe Nakata.

Freedom Summer written by Deborah Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue, winner of and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and Coretta Scott King Award.


I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry.

Dinosaur Pirates! by Penny Dale.

Silver Rain Brown by M.C. Helldorfer and illustrated by Teresa Flavin.

Clifford’s ABC by Norman Bridwell. Riley has started saying some of the alphabet – it usually goes, “A, B, F”. . . she does say Mommy when she sees the letter M…so that’s exciting for me.

Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes and Other Tricky Tongue Twisters by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Steve Mack. I can’t believe she’s counting to 16! Well kind of . . .some of the time.  I smile when she counts, “1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 8”.

We enjoyed every book we checked out. And when we were in the library, we got to talk to Beth, a librarian who had been waiting for us to visit! (So nice!) She talked to us about the LA PLays program that is available at six branches of LAPL, including Panorama City.

Check out the LA PLays program, where you can borrow a play kit and take it home for a week (though you must return it to Panorama City branch if that’s where you check it out)! Each play kit contains a toy, a book, and a list of suggested activities for you and your child to do at home. There are lots of toys to choose from!

See you at the local library, maybe in Panorama City where lots of great events are taking place. Maybe we’ll see you at Story Circle? And remember, the Summer Reading Challenge runs until August 4, 2018 – for kids and adults, so sign up and log minutes! We are. . .

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