We visited the Atwater Village neighborhood the other day — attended a Sing-a-Long and checked out books from the 44th Branch (44/72 on our public library journey) of LAPL – Atwater Village Branch Library. It was a big visit to a little (but wonderful) library. It is one I frequent a bit more than others, usually without Riley before or after I have coffee with friends close by. G joined us as well!
Riley and I even saw a mom and daughter that we know from an old Mommy and Me class we were in together called Soothe (also in Atwater Village) when the girls were only a few months old (and Riley is now 2 and a half!). It was so nice to see Danielle and Miri! Danielle is a fellow Speech Language Pathologist. . .
Ms. Serena’s Sing-a-Long was so fun. Her guitar playing was joyous. . . Riley shook shakers, and danced around.
We talked to a couple of lovely librarians and patrons, read a book, played with toys, walked the aisles — and then we took home a bag of books.
We checked out the following books:
Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page;
Spot Loves Bedtime – a board book by Eric Hill;
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin;
Ocean Meets Sky by Terry and Eric Fan;
Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems;
My Name is Georgia A Portrait by Jeanette Winter;
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William and Bryan Mealer pictures by Elizabeth Zunon;
Infinity and Me written by Kate Hosford and illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska.
All of the books were wonderful.
One day I’ll actually write about the books we’ve checked out along our journey. . . but at the moment, just taking Riley to each branch and finding picture books that we love reading together is enough for me.
Next time you’re in Atwater Village – definitely visit the library! They have lots of great activities and resources. It’s also near a bunch of great restaurants and shops. You might even run into someone you know . . .