40 Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library

40 Venice

Not far from the ocean and the Venice Canal Historic District, is the 40th LAPL library branch! The Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 40/72 in the Los Angeles Public Library system. It is named after Abbot Kinney, and is in the Venice beach neighborhood of L.A.

Riley went to the children’s section and checked out the great paintings on the walls.

She then did some acrobatics, as you do when you’re almost 28 months old.

A group of day camp kids came in and Riley was so interested in them. She always prefers when there are other kids in the children’s section.

She was checking out all of the kids/tweens and the play kitchen area, more than the books at one point, but eventually came to the table again.


We took a bunch of great books home:

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal;

A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry with pictures by Lisa Mundorff;

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld;

Roger is Going Fishing by Koen Van Biesen and translated by Laura Watkinson;

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! by Bob Barner;

Why Am I Here? by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen and illustrated by Akin Duzakin.

When you’re in Venice, remember to stop by the library after you go to the beach (like we did), even just to cool off. They even have a Hook & Yarning Group at Branch 40! There are so many events every week.  And there are so many books to find on the shelves. . . so keep reading for the Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks as always, LAPL.




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