Good news! The Los Angeles Downtown News has nominated the Library Foundation for three Best of Downtown awards: The Library Store in the “Best Bookstore” and “Best Gift/Stationery Shop” categories and ALOUD in the “Best Free Event Series” field! Click on the image above, or go to VoteBestOf.com to cast your vote! Voting starts today and runs through May 25, 2013. And please, spread the word!
Hey Library Foundation Members: we appreciate you, and Member Appreciation Days are just around the corner!
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3 – 5, 2013, show your Library Foundation Membership card to receive 20% discounts at participating stores and free admission at the following Southern California museums and institutions:
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
- Craft and Folk Art Museum (Friday only)
- Heritage Square Museum
- Japanese American National Museum
- The Library Store at Central Library (Friday and Saturday only)
- The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
- MOCA Grand Avenue
- The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
- MOCA Pacific Design Center
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Orange County Museum of Art
- Pacific Asia Museum
- Pasadena Museum of California Art
- Pasadena Museum of History
- The San Diego Museum of Art
- Skirball Cultural Center
The Library Store On Wheels will be trucking over to USC this weekend for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Come out and find us at space #630 in McCarthy Quad. Our mobile shop will be offering the usual favorites, plus some autographed books from ALOUD and Council guests, hand-crafted jewelry (get a head start on Mother’s Day!), and unique L.A.-themed gifts. As always, proceeds help support the Los Angeles Public Library.
The Store on Wheels makes it easy to shop by coming to you, now make it even easier on yourself for getting to the book festival and take public transportation. Here’s a guide on getting there. Then walk on over to see us!
Look at all those goodies just waiting to be eaten by everyone’s favorite little green grub! To celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar, we’ve added some of our favorite caterpillar merchandise to our online Library Store shop! You can wear the caterpillar…
You can read along & learn to count with the caterpillar (cool finger puppet included!)….
The caterpillar can be a teething ring & a stroller buddy…..
Or you can both enjoy the caterpillar’s favorite activity together — eating!
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar is about hope! You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings and fly off into the future.” – Eric Carle
Our little Library Store On Wheels had a big night out last night! We parked at the corner of 3rd and Spring St. for the Downtown L.A. Art Walk, surrounded by other mobile retail trucks and food trucks of all kinds.
The nice folks at Truck-It Fest gave us a fantastic parking space right in the middle of the action! We kept the windows down and let the enticing aromas from the nearby food trucks waft through our truck all night long.
We adore Valentine’s Day here at The Library Store! Who can resist the color combo of red & pink (okay, maybe a lot of people can….) and an overabundance of candy? Love is in the air, and we’ve stocked our card wall with a wide assortment of greetings sure to hit the bullseye of love!
Our Library Store On Wheels will be making a special pre-Valentine’s Day appearance at the Fig&7th shopping center in downtown LA on Wednesday 2/13 from 11:00am – 3:00pm! We’ll have cards and gifts galore! Hope to see you there!
Still searching for that perfect present for the library lover? Consider giving the gift of membership with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Benefits include:
- Advance electronic notification of ALOUD programs;
- Discounts on ticketed ALOUD and This is Your Library events;
- A subscription to the Library Foundation’s quarterly newsletter; and,
- Store discounts and free admission to other Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days.
Want to add something extra? Tack on a USB featuring a curated set of ALOUD programs from the past 20 years with guests like: Susan Sontag, Robert Pinsky, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, Carlos Fuentes, Richard Ford, Justice Stephen Breyer, Wael Ghonim, Terry Tempest Williams, Patti Smith, Philip Levine, and August Wilson.