59 Northridge Branch Library

59 Northridge

Hey guys, guess what? We visited LAPL Branch 59 on our journey to visit all 72 branches! The Northridge Branch Library is in the neighborhood of Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. It is across the street from California State University Northridge, where I went to graduate school for Speech Language Pathology!

This was Riley’s first visit to a library as a 3 year old.  We enjoyed ourselves in the children’s section. . . as we always do. We even chatted with the Senior Librarian, Mandy, who recognized us as we walked in!

Riley made a train of chairs, and played with puzzles and a little boy who was also visiting with his mom. Though sharing is still a work in progress. . .

We took home a bag of books. It’s funny, I was looking at old posts from early branches, when we only checked out one or two books at a time. Now we take up to fifteen items sometimes. . .

We took home:

Rapunzel by Chloe Perkins and illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan;



The Easter Egg by Jan Brett;


One of Each by MaryAnn Hoberman, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman;


Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie;

Pig the Fibber by Aarom Blabey;


Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and illustrated by S.D. Schindler;


Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina (Vox), story/cuenta Monica Brown, illustrations/illustraciones Sara Palacios (A Pure Belpré Honor Book);


Hey Black Child (Vox), by Useni Eugene Perkins and illustrated by Bryan Collier;


Will You Be My Friend? A Bunny and Bird Story by Nancy Tafuri;


Sonia Sotomayor a judge grows in the Bronx la juez que creció en el Bronx (Vox) by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Edel Rodriguez;


A Tale of Two Seders by Mindy Avra Portnoy, illustrated by Valeria Cis;


Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr;


Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell (with audio CD reading);

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote – A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (A Pure Belpré Honor Book);


Swatch The Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos;


Hip Hop Speaks to Children A Celebration of Poetry With A Beat edited by Nikki Giovanni (includes a CD to hear more than 30 dynamic performances).



Happy Poetry Month! It’s April 2019. . . .


Next time you’re in the Northridge area, visit the library. There are many exciting events and resources on any given day.

Thank you, LAPL. We are excited about visiting the next 13 branches and finding more amazing books along the way.






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