Thursday, April 2, 2009

Librarypalooza! Los Angeles Public Library: Cypress Park Branch

"Great Books Are the Golden Keys to the Palace of Wisdom" is the title of the mural that decorates the Children's Room at the Cypress Park Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Don't worry if the big apple falls on your head. It'll probably just lead to another revolution in physics. The mural also includes a vision chart in Hebrew and the entire alphabet of ASL hand signs.

The Cypress Park Branch contains a large number of books in Spanish. This ninja-in-training takes a break from La Historia de Spider-Man to search for ninja secrets in Owen's Marshmellow Chick by Kevin Henkes. You'd be surprised how many secrets are buried deep within the "Way of the Marshmellow."
The pride of the library's community room is a large mural that celebrates the adjacent L.A. River and honors the life work of César Chávez as a farm labor advocate. Why not plan a class field trip here to learn more about his life?
Currently, the Cypress Park Branch features pre-school storytime and LACMA art classes for kids. Check it out!

2 comments:

KATE COOMBS said...

The Cypress Park Branch looks great! Also, I just gave you a Proximidade Award over on my site. (Yay, Candace!)

Candace Ryan said...

Kate, wowie, yowie, zowie! Thank you, thank you! I'm floored!

I'm running over to your blog right now to make sure it's not a belated April Fool's joke. ;)