66 Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library

66 Mid-Valley

In the middle of the San Fernando Valley in the North Hills West neighborhood, is the 66th branch of LAPL.  When we visited, there was  a fifth grade class visiting from a nearby elementary school, who come and visit a couple times a month since they don’t have a school library.

We browsed the books and watched the visiting students and read for a bit. We even visited with a family friend who lives close by, Harriet, who met us at the library!

We talked with a librarian who was decorating for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 that starts June 10th! We will be registering and logging our minutes this summer – you should too!

We got a bunch of books, as we do, and then read with Maximus Twinkle (our puppy who is now six months old!):

Baby Goes To Market by Atinuke and illustrated by Angela Brooksbank;

Walk The Dog by Bob Barner;

Doggie Dreams by Nancy Kapp Champan, illustrated by Lee Chapman;

Rap A Tap Tap – Here’s Bojangles – Think of That! by Leo and Diane Dillon;

From Wax To Crayon (Vox Books) by Robin Nelson;

Cool Cat, Hot Dog: a scrap-book based on real events and brought to your attention  by Sandy Turner;

Stingrays – Oceans Alive (Vox Books) by Martha E.H. Rustad;

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan;

Lion King – Read-Along;

No More Tantrums by Maria Van Lieshout;

A Potty For Me! by Karen Katz;

Everywhere Wonder, written by Matthew Swanson, illustrated by Robbi Behr;

The Crow (a not so scary story) by Alison Paul;

Ten Birds by Cybèle Young.

Books are magical. Every single one we read is amazing in some way.  Go out and check some out! Or check out e-books online and have them sent to one of your devices. . .

Next time you’re in North Hills, visit the local library Mid Valley Regional Branch Library. There are so many activities, programs, classes and resources available for you.

On most Mondays, the next one is June 3, 2019, there’s the Preschool Without Walls at 10:30am (remember all library branches are closed Monday May 27 for Memorial Day).


There is also the Aphasia Book Club of Mid Valley for adults and seniors on most Mondays, the next one is also June 3rd.  Contact Sarah Cathcart (a fellow speech language pathologist, and CSUN professor at sarah.cathcart@csun.edu or call CSUN at (818) 677-4856.   (Remember there is another Aphasia Book Club at the Echo Park Branch, with another excellent SLP and CSUN professor Michael Biel too!) It’s still Better Hearing and Speech Month! Happy BHSM.


Happy end of May! Keep celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

See you in June. Thanks as always, LAPL and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.


Remember to get your limited edition art library card!


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