54 Sylmar Branch Library

54 Sylmar

We visited the 54th branch of LAPL! The Sylmar Branch Library is in the San Fernando Valley in the neighborhood of Sylmar. It’s near Sylmar Park Recreation Center and Los Angeles Mission College.

We were going out of the house for the first time after a week of being sick and watching the movie Frozen twenty five times. . . so we didn’t last too long. But Riley had fun roaming the aisles and finding books. She may have also been singing, “For the first time in forever. . .” or maybe it was both of us since we now know all of Frozen’s songs by heart.

Riley had a little too much energy for the library. . .

We got lots of books, as always- and then read them to our new puppy dog at home:


Barefoot Book’s baby’s first words by Christiane Engel;

The World is Awake – A celebration of everyday blessings written by Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, illustrated by Lucy Fleming;

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodson Burnett, retold by Elizabeth Goodnight, illustrated by Toko Hosoya;

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Carolyn Otto;

I Heart You by Meg Fleming and Sarah Jane Wright;

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars (Vox playback book version) by Seth Fishman illustrated by Isabel Greenberg;

Arthur’s Underwear by Marc Brown;

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld;

One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree (Vox playback book version), story by Daniel Bernstrom and pictures by Brendan Wenzel.

Next time you’re in Sylmar, visit the library! There are always events happening.

Check out Tech2go -The items are available to take home or utilize within the library and include laptops, iPads, and mobile hotspots! There are iPad Mini App Profiles of recommended apps for Health and Fitness, Brain Teasers, Creativity, STEAM and Early Literacy. I was their list for Early Literacy — they have available: Baby Karaoke, Dr. Panda in Space, Gappy Learns Writing, Green Eggs and Ham, I Learn, Lumikids Park, Metamorphabet, Puzzingo!

Keep celebrating Black History Month! You can always check out the LAPL Blog including: Music Memories: African-American Classical Composers. Or check out many other resources available to you online, including movies on Kanopy, audiobooks on Hoopla, and Overdrive!

We are going to keep enjoying our new puppy Maximus Twinkle, and maybe get him to be a dog who loves to listen to Riley reading (once she learns how to read. . .) In the meantime, “Let it go!” as Riley says now, like Queen Elsa.



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