Welcome to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Room!

Ms. Clara Webber was the first children's librarian of Pomona Public Library. A long time correspondent with Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, she was instrumental in having the Children's Room named in honor of Mrs. Wilder on May 25, 1950. Today, we house the original hand written manuscript for the novel Little Town on the Prairie. Every February, we host the Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable in honor of Mrs. Wilder's February 7th birthday.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I read kids' books

I read kids' books
Originally uploaded by Inkygirl
It's true. I read children's books all the time. And why shouldn't I? Children's authors have the skill to write in a way that kids can relate to. Some of the most profound books are children's books. Once you've read and loved a book as a child, you'll never forget it.

When I was in third grade, my teacher read us the Little House on the Prairie books. I keenly remember sitting spellbound when she read that a prairie fire was coming straight for the little house. I could actually see it in my minds eye. I have never forgotten that and I never will.

Lucky for me I now work in the Laura Ingalls Wilder room at the Pomona Public Library. Come in and see the original manuscript of "Little Town on the Prairie." Sometimes I think that our original manuscript is the best kept secret in Pomona. However, in about three weeks we will appear in David Allen's blog, Pomona A-Z. (March 30th to be exact.) We are the letter "L" and David does a great job of sharing our room with the community.

So come on in to the children's room. If you are an adult and want to read a children's book, we'll never tell. If you are a child and want to read a children's book, we'll tell the world!


Anonymous said...

Have you read Princess Bubble?

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

I can't get enough of quality children's books.

I feel it's a real shame that, as a society, we rush our children past gorgeously rich, provocative, engaging, educational and easily digested picture books (and then early readers) for fear of some social stigma. Especially when adult's a happy to watch animated movies and cartoons. I don't ever plan to stop reading them, and I hope to keep reading them to my children for a good long time.

Ms. Lois said...

I have not read Princess Bubble and we don't own it. However, I looked it up on Amazon and read several reviews. It looks great to me! Thanks for the heads up. I will be ordering it.