Sometimes it's nice just to have a little reading time -- albeit at the gorgeously outfitted Children's Literature Department at the Central Library downtown.
I had my own books to check out, but CC and I made our first stop in the seemingly endless tyke-centric section that houses everything from Dr. Seuss to Spanish-language materials to J.K. Rowling.
Considered a "library within a library," according to the Los Angeles Public Library Web site, the area boasts a collection of 250,000 books in addition to other multimedia elements including a computer zone.
There's even a story-time area with tiered seating and stuffed animals.
Speaking of story time, the next pre-school group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 11-11:30 a.m.
Be warned: You might have a hard time getting your child to leave. It took some major effort and a lot of cajoling for CC to allow me to visit the "mommy books." No tears, but almost.
Although .... I guess there could be worse things than your child demanding to read more "baby books."
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