During the summer of 2020, our publishing company hosted an interview series with popular bookstores and libraries across the country. Our founder, Maria Dismondy, hosted the interviews. We got to take an inside look into these creative spaces that house our favorite things—books and books and readers!
Covid-19 caused a lot of heartache and disappointment in the world. But it couldn’t take books away from readers. Find out how these professionals in the industry used creative thinking to present out of the box ideas to offer programming and more to their readers.
In this interview, we heard from Lauren Kratz at the Los Angeles Public Library in Studio City.
- Studio City is one of the larger 72 branches of library system of the Los Angeles Public Library. A very well loved branch, Studio City is one of the highest circulating branches in the whole system with an average of 19,000 circulations every month!
- During this pandemic, they have contact-free pick up appointments and does virtual story times for school-aged children.
- At the children’s section, the library showcases a stained glass window which is a favorite spot for reading by families espacially in the afternoon where the lights shine through.
- One of the very popular at the children’s section are the vox books where they can open the book up and then they can play and they can hear the book being read to them.
Read this blog post if you want to know more about what we learned at the Summer Library & Bookstore Tour!