In the neighborhood of Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley, is the Granada Hills Branch Library. Branch number 56 out of 72 branches of LAPL. It’s next to Petit Park Granada Hills Recreation Center and near California State University Northridge (where I went for graduate school!). . .
We spent some time searching for books and then reading books . . .
And then our friends Mindy, Rylie and Cassia (who live down the street) walked over to join us!
We stayed a while, and then headed home with a bag full of treasure. . .
Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Ron Stucki, Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”;
Edgar Gets Ready For Bed by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Ron Stucki, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (we have our own signed copy of this one, but Riley really wanted to get it from the library too);
A Letter To Amy by Ezra Jack Keats;
Necklace of Stars by Veronkia Martenova Charles;
Butterflies for Kiri by Cathryn Falwell;
First Dog by J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello and illustrated by Tim Bowers;
Whose Shoe? by Margaret Miller;
Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles, created by Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies (Riley’s new favorite show);
Drat That Fat Cat! by Pat Thomson and illustrated by Ailie Busby;
The Sniffles For Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.
We enjoyed reading every single book. Though I don’t always get pictures of Riley with the books at home anymore. . . because she often tells me, “No more pictures, mommy.” So, I stop taking pictures. She’s 35 months old and is now telling me what she needs, and I do my best to listen. I’m so grateful she is able to express what she needs and wants most of the time.
Next time you’re in Granada Hills, visit the library! There’s Income Tax Preparation on March 8, 2019, Mini Book Workshop on March 9, 2019 and BARK read to the dogs on the first Saturday of every month. . . among many other resources, activities and upcoming events.
And, celebrate Women’s History Month in March — or anytime from anywhere, using your library card number and e-media.