Friday, Sep. 23, 2016
Willy Wonka lives here?
Several ways to view libraries, La Habra has a charming historic brick library. Come here to pick up a children's book for .10, pick up or return books, read a recent newspaper or study after class or go online, its up to you. Designed by architecture firm of Anthony and Langford in 1982 (original library given graciously by John & Anna Launer) it used to be their home 1898 to 1962.
Shelves are warm wood and organically inviting. Notice cute little corners filled with books, art and even a section dedicated to author Ronald Dahl---wrote Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Children's section comes alive with bright colored geometric rug and red couches fit for a little Princes or Princesses.
Challenge given to me was find a library open late on a Sunday. Jill Patterson (at the desk) was quick on the computer keys and before the result came she remarked OC Law Library. A mutual search revealed Ayala Science Library or Leatherby law library open until 10:00 pm. Got a peek into the used book store and set aside selections. Local Art is for sale on the wall---not Picasso---yet the lighting on canvas was similar to Vermeer. Small, charming little find in La Habra and a comfortable respite to bathe in the works of Roald Dahl or author of your choice.