51 Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library

51 Sherman Oaks

In the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, is the 51st Branch (51/72) of LAPL. The Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch.  I cannot figure out who Martin Pollard is. . . except maybe a British cricket player? Hopefully someone with more knowledge will read this and enlighten us. . . It is near the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park, where I grew up playing AYSO soccer in the 1980’s!


We got to The Children’s Section and Riley went straight for the caterpillar pillow.  She played with some other kids and reluctantly stopped jumping all over the place…


She followed her G around and then G followed Riley around. . . And after not wanting to be in the library, Riley then didn’t want to leave and said, “I don’t want to go!” Life with a 33 month old.

We took home a bag of books – and I have to admit, I cannot remember what books we’ve checked out already or books we have at home, or books that I have at work, but it does not matter.   We like reading books, and rereading books, and we ended up going home with new ones we’d never read and ones we have read before. As a good library patron does! We got:


Petra by Marianna Coppo;

Aquarium by Cynthia Alonso;


1, 2 Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines;

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love;

Walk Your Dog, words by Elizabeth Stevens Omlor, and pictures by Neesha Hudson;

I Love my Cotton Candy Hair! written and & illustrated by Nicole L. Updegraff;

Monday, Wednesday, And Every Other Weekend by Karen Stanton;

Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora;

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis and illustrated by Jane Dyer;

Wolf In The Snow by Matthew Cordell.

What a great way to start 2019 — in a local library! And as always, what great books we enjoyed! Next time you’re in Sherman Oaks, visit the Sherman Oaks Branch Library. There’s Baby Storytime, Toddler Storytime and always STAR Readers among many other activities and events.

Riley, G and I enjoyed our time there. I wish we had checked out a ukulele! But, we have our own ukuleles at home, so I didn’t want to deprive someone else of a chance at playing some magical music.


And if you are free this Sunday, go to Central Library for the Mobile Museum Fair –  this Sunday, January 13th from 1-5pm is the first-ever Mobile Museum Fair at the L.A. Central Library! According to LAPL: This event will highlight libraries on wheels, portable exhibits, and mobile museums from the greater Los Angeles area for an afternoon of surprise and discovery for visitors of all ages.


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