I'd love to know about libraries from all around the U.S.! Please let me know if you have a library in your town with an exceptional children's section. Or better yet, if you have a blog, post about a day at the library with your kids (or grandkids) and I'll link to it!
Library #1: with my friend Yumi and her daughter Sophie. We visited the new OC Public Library in Tustin and I have to say I was impressed with its open design and natural lighting.
The computers for kids, though close by, were separated from the main children's area, designating that as a reading space.Some noteworth features were its outdoor children's patio (with some inspiration from Dr. Suess), storytime room, and low reading tables, perfect for little ones.
Some of Sophie's picks for the day:
ELEPHANTS CANNOT DANCE! by Mo Willems
LITTLE SMUDGE by Lionel Le Neouanic
SAM AND THE TIGERS by Julius Lester, pictures by Jerry Pinkney
THE MAGIC HILL by A.A. Milne, pictures by Isabel Bodor Brown
LILLY'S BIG DAY by Kevin Henkes
My picks for the day:
KATY NO-POCKET by Emmy Payne, pictures by H.A. Raye
THE HOLE IN THE DIKE by Norma Green, pictures by Eric Carle