We visited the 71st of 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library! The Westwood Branch Library is in the neighborhood of Westwood. It is near UCLA and the Hammer Museum next to Westwood Village. (Can you believe we only have one more branch left to visit – and we will have visited all 73 locations of LAPL?!)
We read books and played in the children’s section. We even welcomed another kid who was there to join us for reading!
We took home lots of books – and Riley even checked them out herself!
Let’s Go, Bobby! by Ruth Wielockx;
Hondo & Fabian written and illustrated by Peter McCarty;
Under My Hijab by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel;
Fuddles written and illustrated by Frans Visher;
Home is a Window by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrations by Chris Sasaki;
We Are Grateful: Ostaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac;
The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins;
Baby’s Got The Blues by Carol Diggory Shields and illustrated by Lauren Tobia;
I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt & Scott Magoon;
Meditate with Me: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey by Mariam Gates, illustrated by Margarita Surnaite;
Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel;
A Picture for Harold’s Room by Crockett Johnson;
Clifford’s First School Day by Norman Bridwell;
Maisy’s Bedtime by Lucy Cousins;
Black Magic by Dinah Johnson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie;
A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey, illustrated by Mika Song;
Cosmo and the Robot by Brian Pinkney;
Sea Bear by Lindsay Moore;
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart, illustrated by Anne Passchier;
Poetree written by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds and illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani;
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! Adaption by Jesse Leon McCann from the screenplay by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas;
The Itsy Bitsy Spider as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani.
We enjoyed all of the books we read at the library, and the ones we took home. We have been enjoying books with CD readings in the car lately – Riley gets to hold the book and flip the pages in her carseat while listening to the story (over and over and over again). We listened to a Frozen (Elsa and Anna) story last week, and I forgot to take a picture of it, oh well. You get the idea!
Next time you’re in Westwood – visit the local library!
There are so many things to do! Libraries are the best places for much more than books.