Libros Schmibros reads at Extera’s Read Across America Week

Today, Libros Schmibros visited the 2nd Street location of Extera Public Schools, a tuition-free charter school in Boyle Heights, in celebration of Read Across America Week!

Invited as a guest reader for “Our Community Reads to Extera Day,” staff member Tiffany K. L. read a book in English and Spanish called Count Me In: A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill (author) and by the Aguilar Sisters (illustrators). Tiffany also read Pete and the Cat and the Lost Tooth by James Dean after student requests to read another story.

We can’t wait to continue partnering with Extera teachers and parents for future collaborations, field trips, and events.

Also, it was “Crazy Hat Day” at Extera and Libros Schmibros could not compete with what the Extera students wore. Check out our Instagram Stories to see the students’ crazy hats.

#librosschmibros #exterapublicschools #readacrossamerica


Happy Lunar New Year from Libros Schmibros

Happy Lunar (Chinese) New Year from Libros Schmibros Lending Library!

Since we first opened down the street on First and Cummings, we have hung lanterns and lights to make it feel more like a home. This year, we hung a red Chinese lantern in celebration of the new lunar year.

Just one though because in our new space, the Boyle Hotel, the high ceilings made it too dangerous for library staff to hang more than one!

What other holidays or traditions should Libros Schmibros decorate for? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.




#lunarnewyear #chinesenewyear #decor #librosschmibros

Libros Schmibros ‘Young Writers Program’ comes back to Mendez High School

“Writing is not fun!” Emory Holmes jokingly declares.

Holmes, a published writer, understands writing can be hard but breaks it down (and makes it fun!) for students Mendez High School.

Over the next ten weeks, Holmes is visiting Mr. Ball’s screenwriting class as part of the fourth incarnation of Libros Schmibros: Lending Library’s #YoungWritersProgram, where Boyle Heights students learn about journalism and creative writing from published writers.

Their writing will be published at the end of the program and presented at a special event at Libros Schmibros with parents and community members in attendance.

Previously the ‘Young Writers Program’ has taken place with journalist Abel Salas at Roosevelt High School in Ms. Williams’ class, with poet Alex Espinoza at Roosevelt High School again in Ms. Williams’ class, and with Holmes at Mendez High School in Mr. Ball’s class.
Big thanks to Mr. Ball and his class! We can’t wait to see what the students publish!

#boyleheights #youngwritersprogram #mendezhs #librosschmibros

We’re open on Wednesdays!



🎉🎉🎉More hours! We’re happy to announce we’re open on Wednesdays now too. This is part of our constant goal to serve our community. Please stay tuned for more announcements and programming! 🎉🎉🎉

See you on Wednesdays!


New Library Hours:

Wednesday through Sunday

12PM to 6PM

103 North Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90033


#librosschmibros #boyleheights #literacy #books #libros


2017 soft opening to celebrate the holidays and our new location

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a sneak preview of what our new space has to offer.

We had over 200 people stop by to check out books — that’s twice as many people at our old location!


We have some more big news regarding programming and services! Stay tuned.

#librosschmibros #newlocation #boyleheights