41 Washington Irving Branch Library

41 Washington Irving

We got to visit the 41st LAPL library branch, Washington Irving Branch Library, where we talked to great librarians and found wonderful books.

The Children’s Librarian (I regret that I did not get her name) told us about the Storytime on Wednesday mornings, which sound lovely.


We talked with a few patrons, and Riley played a bit.  She helped G find books, and sat with us to look at them.

We took home some good ones, as always, once we were able to convince Riley to leave (she did not want to leave the library!). It’s getting harder to take her picture since she moves so quickly and is saying, “No Pictures!” when I pull out my phone to snap any. . .


We got. . .

Good Night! by Ethan Long;

Jambo Means Hello – Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings and pictures by Tom Feelings (a Caldecott Honor Book);

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood;

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard;

Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins;

The Girl With the Parrot On Her Head by Daisy Hirst;

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (Caldecott Medal Winner);

Gone Wild – An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans (a Caldecott Honor Book);

More-igami by Dori Kleber and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

I love the books we find in every library we visit. Riley does too.

What’s great, is that sometimes the books you find match up with events going on in the library! We got the book More-igami and. . . .there’s Origami with Emmy Lam on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 4pm at the Washington Irving Branch.

Next time you’re near the 41st Branch, check out all of their amazing resources in person or online! Thanks, LAPL and enjoy the last week of the Summer Reading Challenge, everyone. Maybe see you this Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2pm for Summer Author: Meet Erin Entrada Kelly at Central Library!


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