Yesterday I took my youngest daughter (seven years old) to the Los Angeles Central Public Library. It was a great outing. Though I could have driven more easily, we took the commuter train and the subway to get there.
The library is just grand. It's a beautiful building, originally built in 1926, and restored after a fire in 1992. The children's section is jaw-dropping gorgeous. The rotunda even made my daughter stop and say, "Wow, dad, that's beautiful".
We picked out a few books, had a little Chinese lunch (I could've driven to Chinatown, but there's a Panda Express in the library. Oh well.) and rode back on the train. On the way home, my daughter said the words every father dreams of hearing: "Daddy, this was great! Can we go again?"
We will. Next time I'll take the whole family.