Elle Dominquez has collected more than 1,000 Little Golden Books for children, first published in 1942. Tonight she tells her story and displays some of them along with items from her collection of vintage toys. A discarded copy of Tootle, one of the first Little Golden Books, set her on a life-long course of reading and a love of literature.

Lobby Display. Items from Elle’s collections of vintage books and toys are on view through the holidays.

Reading. December 16 at 2 p.m., Elle reads holiday classics from her collection in the library’s main reading room.