61 Fairfax Branch Library

61 Fairfax

We visited the 61st Branch of LAPL! The 61st of 72 branches, is the Fairfax Branch Library in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is near the Pan Pacific Park, The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, The Original Farmers Market, LA County Museum of Art, and the La Brea Tar Pits. It is perfect walking distance to so many amazing places!


The library itself is pretty great too. . . just saying.

Riley was picking out books the minute we entered.

We spent some time in the children’s section, and even met a girl with the same birth date as Riley (March 29)! The other girl just turned four, and Riley just turned three.

After sharing a story with our new friend, we checked out our books.

We took home:

Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon;

One Pup’s Up story by Marsha Wilson Chall, art by Henry Cole;

Picture This … by Alison Jay;

A Pocket For Corduroy by Don Freeman;


Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley;

Many Days, One Shabbat by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Maria Monescillo;

Flora and the Ostrich by Molly Idle;

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham;

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery;

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse, pictures by Jon J Muth;

Zoo Day  ¡Olé! A Counting Book by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Santiago Cohen;

Look Up! by Jung-Jin Ho [Chong, Chin-Ho], [English translation by My Hyun Kim].

We loved so many of these books. And we enjoy books differently a second or third time. . .


The next opportunity you have to be in the Fairfax area, visit the local library (and then have lunch at the Farmers Market, like we did!). . . there are so many wonderful things happening at your local library branch. Go visit.


Riley did not want to leave: “I don’t want to go!”


There are always more libraries, Riley. See you at LAPL branch 62!

G might have had to carry one of us out this time around…


Don’t worry, Riley did cheer up at lunch at the Farmers Market down the street where she got to see her Grampa Mark. . .




2 thoughts on “61 Fairfax Branch Library

  1. So happy to see you at my old branch where I was the Children’s Librarian for many years. Amazing that so much of the decor I created is still there!

  2. What a wonderful journey. Thank you Megan and Riley for taking your family and friends along with you. I am loving every minute of it! Margaret Snow

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