We took a Los Angeles Public Library detour (from our LAPL journey) to visit the LA County Library branch in La Verne! The La Verne Public Library is very close to my sister Jenna’s house. Riley and I have been meaning to visit this LA County library for a long time, but are usually visiting Auntie Jenna and we get distracted by baking cookies, watching ULV Volleyball games or playing at Kuns Park!
We were lucky to visit on a Monday, when La Verne was having a Play & Explore time for kids 0-3! Riley loved the spinner and took turns with some other kids for a long time. . . being a newly minted 3 year old means setting an example: “We can take turns!”
Riley practiced sharing with the other children, and then joined me in the main area to get a LA County Library Card. We should have gotten one when we visited the Avalon Library on Catalina Island in 2017. . . no matter, we finally did it, and we are now proud recipients of new library cards for the county. (It’s never too late to get a library card, see?!)
Riley did a puppet show and picked out a bunch of books. She really wanted to touch the hanging dragon in the children’s section. . .
It was nearing lunch time, so we used our new cards to check out our books (we can return our La Verne books to any LA County Branch – check out the County map – just like we can return any LAPL book to any LAPL branch – check out the City map!) Libraries, city or county, are the BEST. Just don’t return county books to city libraries, or city books to county libraries. . . . It’s not hard.
I love seeing books by other speech language pathologists and have to check them out. Riley still enjoys board books and we often take them home too. Thank you to the librarians who had both of these books out during the Play & Explore time.
Not only did we enjoy the La Verne Public Library, but we then got to go down the street and have lunch with Auntie Jenna at the University of La Verne. Riley is one lucky kid. Ice cream with sprinkles from the ULV cafeteria and books read by Auntie.
Next time you’re in La Verne, visit the local library! Get a library card! And, Go Leos!