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Laguna Niguel Public Library: Pair with Nature Hikes or a Garden Walk

Laguna Niguel Public Library: Pair with Nature Hikes or a Garden Walk

The Laguna Niguel Public Library was remodeled in 2012 and features a large children’s section.

Family-friendly?

  • Kids Section? Separate kids section with 2 small reading tables for toddler size – with accompanying comfy parent chair. Small chairs have fun farm animal cut-outs. There are a few more tables at homework height for older kids.
  • Audio Books? Lots of audio books.
  • Easy Labels? Shelves are clearly labeled and it’s easy to find books by subject or reading level.
  • Friends of the Library bookstore? Yes!
  • Plenty of parking? Yes – there is parking behind the library.
  • “Shushing” factor? Kids section is distinctly separate from adults.
  • Toddlers? Have you seen these Target Toddler Totes? They are a complete storytelling kit with different themes. Kind of like a librarian in a box (see photo below).
  • Restroom location? As you walk into the library, they are to the left of the entrance.
  • Which library card do I use? This is an OCPL.org (Orange County Public Library) branch. You can check books out from here with your OCPL card and return them to any OCPL branch library.
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Parks Nearby?

Directions to Laguna Niguel Public Library: It’s near the corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Alicia Parkway by the new City Hall and offices.  (Address: 30341 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel). MAP TO LAGUNA NIGUEL LIBRARY

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Discounts on OCParks.com and California State Parks Passes
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tiffany

Tuesday 20th of August 2013

Oh I love this post! I love your posts about all the wonderful outdoor activities but I'm also a library lover and appreciate this post. My kids & I went to our local library and it was not very kid friendly. I think we'll make a trip to LNPL next week and check it out, thanks!

Divya

Thursday 8th of August 2013

In addition to the official nearby parks, the open space next to the library (i.e., large dirt field) is fun to run around as well. Lots of sticks and stones and flowers to keep little hands and minds entertained. I always budget an extra 15-20 minutes when I bring my 3 year old daughter to the library because she loves to roam around outside.

Michele

Friday 9th of August 2013

Thanks for the tip, Divya!

And here's my response to Teresa:

That's a good question, Teresa. I did see computers for the catalog, but not sure if they served for kids to play on, too? Easy solution to your problem, though. Just say: "We are here for books and reading only." You are the parent. You are the one in charge of access. Just say "no." My kids never play on the computer at the library. They don't even ask. When we go to the library it's to discover the joy, wonder and discovery of books and reading! And there's no better place to do it than a library like this one.

Teresa

Thursday 8th of August 2013

Hi, does this library have computer for kids to play on? I am trying to avoid going to library that so my son can focus on books rather than computer. Thank you.