Families in Long Beach are spoiled by the public library program. The libraries here host amazing programing year-round, clean + friendly locations and a very entertaining Instagram page, among other things. This year, the LBPL was awarded the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, "the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities for 23 years." (City of Long Beach press release, 05/16/17)
Lucky for us, the staff at LBPL is a true reflection of the honor bestowed on the program. Lynda Poling is the Senior Librarian at the El Dorado Neighborhood location and she gave us an inside scoop on some of her favorite books for parents and little ones currently on the shelves. Check them out below!
Now by Antoinette Portis.
A girl describes all her favorite things in the world.
Welcome : A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Willems.
An operating manual for the world for new arrivals or those who have been around for awhile.
9 Months: A Month to Month Guide to Pregnancy for the Family to Share by Courtney Adamo + Esther van de Paal
A beautifully illustrated month-by-month explanation of fetal development designed for adults to share with children. (TLH pick!)
Skip to the Loo, My Darling! by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Back to School season means a lot of time focusing on potty training for some parents. This adorable story makes the process a bit more fun for the littles.