July 3, 2003
We Conclude Our Day of Downtown Field
Trips at the Los Angeles Central Library
||After our walking tour, we regrouped in the public garden just outside
the Los Angeles Central Library. The MC101s' assignment is to tour this
beautifully renovated and expanded facility and take note of the many nontraditional
collections, features and services that it provides.
||One of the nontraditional features of the L.A. Central Library is the
Teen Scape section. It is a small library within a library that serves
middle school and high school students. It also makes a run at being hip.
||A little more traditional in feel is the Children's Library. It's a
beautiful area, with an impressive collection of books. It also features
computer terminals with kid-safe Internet access and a children's theater.
||By the time the MC101s finished this assignment it was well into the
afternoon. A few students went on to see other downtown sights. For example,
the glass-walled elevators that run along the outside of the Bonaventure
Hotel (several blocks from the Central Library) provide some terrific views
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