Friday, January 8, 2010

CC checks out the Children's Literature Department

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."

Central Library
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Parking: Enter on Flower Street, and remember to get your ticket validated.


kestrel said...

That looks like a cosy library with lots of books. We do have a good public library for kids but I used to sometimes take my daughter to a smaller one in a house run by a non-government organisation. The registration fees was only RM 3 (US$ 1) per year. She had more fun there as she could run to the different rooms to look for her books.

L.A. Story said...

That sounds really cute -- and a great price at that!

Lisa Horowitz said...

You should have told me -- my friend Mara is a librarian there. She does the puppet shows also -- she's an excellent pirate!

L.A. Story said...

Very cool, Lisa! I'll be sure to check in with you before we head over there again. CC loves pirates. :)


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