Print this page

Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian, Studio City Branch Library


Studio City Children’s Book Club members, with children's librarian Miss Lauren and author Adam Jay Epstein

Children Chatting with Authors Podcast is Live!

December 12, 2019

One evening last year, I was assisting local children’s author Adam Jay Epstein at the reference desk.

rice crispy turkey leg and apple

Children in the Kitchen for Thanksgiving and All Year Long

November 17, 2018

Do you want to build your children’s confidence, basic life skills, and encourage them to be a little less picky when trying new foods? Have your children join you in the kitchen!

page from the book, Something Smells

Not So Scary Stories for Halloween

October 25, 2018

The most popular question I receive during the month of October is, “Where are your Halloween books?” The library has a vast collection of Halloween and holiday books, but sometimes there are families that prefer not to participate in the holiday or have children that get too scared from Hallowee

two ladies holding a baby chewing on a library card

A Child’s First Library Card = Reader For Life

September 18, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and as we librarians know, the value of a library card is limitless! But what about if you have children in your lives?

Read Your Way Back to School graphic

Read Your Way Back to School

August 13, 2018

“I know you’re anxious about going to school. It’s not always easy to get along with humans, but just be yourself. I know you’ll have a great day!”

―Jared Chapman, Steve, Raised by Wolves

Pooh and Piglet from A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Best Friends in Literature: BFFs For Life

June 08, 2018

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today", said Pooh. "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ―A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with Chalk board and apple

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

May 08, 2018

Every year during the first full week of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Of course, teachers should be celebrated all year long, but a United States national holiday is a good reminder to show our teachers some extra love and appreciation. I remember my favorite teacher was Ms.

lots of star wars book covers

Star Wars Books to Share With Your Children

May 03, 2018

“Where are your Star Wars books?” This is a very popular question librarians receive from children and their caregivers at the library.

pages from the book Mora’s Book Fiesta

Celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros

April 02, 2018

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a special day to celebrate all our children and the love of books, the absolute best combination!