Riley misses our frequent library visits

I was driving Riley home from preschool two days ago, and she said: “We haven’t been to the library in a long time.” And I responded, “You’re right. Let’s go tomorrow.”  (A long time is a very short amount of time for a toddler by the way).


It’s been a few months since I’ve written about a library visit.  But even when I don’t write about them, library books fill the backseat of the car (arm’s reach from the car seat) and Play Kits and books on CD are currently in my speech therapy bag for work.

Riley and I have recently moved to a house where the closest library branch is now the La Crescenta Library, a Los Angeles County branch. We are excited to frequent our new neighborhood branch, but honestly have been so busy with the move that we have neglected to visit as often as we’d like.


Yesterday, after school, we went downtown to visit one of our favorite libraries, LAPL’s  Central Library.

We got to pick up an Octavia Lab made Christmas tree ornament at the Library Store!  I had seen the laser-cut ornaments at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire earlier in December. . . and then saw a post about an ornament give-away on the Library Store’s Instagram and had to go.

Central Library is such a great place to spend time. We made sure to stop by the, Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards exhibit, which is absolutely amazing.

We checked out a bunch of books, as always, and agreed to visit our local libraries more often even with a crazy full-time preschool and work schedule. . .

AND . . .in more library and literacy related news. . . .

I am extremely honored to be a Board Member of the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California for the next couple of years . . .

And . . .

I will be presenting a talk in March 2020 at the California Speech and Hearing Association – CSHA annual convention! The title of my talk is: Local Public Libraries Foster Literacy Skills in Speech and Language Therapy. . .

Lots to look forward to in 2020.  So go out and celebrate the end of 2019 by visiting your local public library.

Also! Did you know that LAPL will end late fines for all library patrons beginning next spring?! Yes. Hooray for 2020.

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