We invited a few friends and neighbors from Elysian Valley to come along and see how we spent some of our NPG money, and we learned that they have been coming to the Cypress Park Library since it first opened in 2002.
Lorena Villegas, the Young Adult Librarian at Cypress Park, picked out many of the new books with her middle school and high school-aged audience in mind. Her job entails helping tweens and teens navigate the library when they visit, and helping them to find just the right book. She wants parents to know that librarians are available to help them find reading and homework books for their children, whatever age. Cypress Park Library also has a Children’s Librarian who can help parents find books that are fun to read with kids at all different ages, starting from pregnancy!
These are just some of the reasons the EVRNC decided to fund this purchase of bilingual books for our local children and families. As EVRNC Board Member Julie Sharron said on Saturday, “You can never have too many books.”
Leo Limon, a local artist who has done work on both sides of the LA River, stopped by to check out the new books and share his ideas for ways the Neighborhood Council can improve graffiti and work with youth groups to create public art in public spaces as part of the upcoming Taylor Yard Bridge opening. His ideas remind us of what’s possible when neighbors work together to benefit the community!
We would like to encourage all residents of Elysian Valley Riverside to visit the new collection at the Cypress Park Library. They are located at 1150 Cypress Avenue, LA 90065.
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
For information on the Taylor Yard Bridge event contact EVRNC President: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on EVRNC NPGs, contact Grants Committee Chair : email@example.com.
For information about the Friends of the Cypress Park Branch Library contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.