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.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring break is almost over ...

Spring Break 2008
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Everything must come to an end. Even spring break. A lot of you came through the library this week. We haven't been this busy since the Summer Reading Program!

It could be possible that you may, just may, have put off doing your homework. It has happened. Fear not! It's not too late! We are open Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 5pm.

The most popular question this week has been students needing a Newbery winning book. At this point, we do not shelve the Newbery or the Caldecott books in a special area. They are shelved in the fiction or non-fiction areas but are marked with a strip of blue tape and a strip of red tape. We can easily show you where they are.

I have good news! One of the mothers who brings her children to our homework center told me that her son has raised his grades from D's to A's in just three weeks! (I'm really not trying to sound like a commercial.) She brings her children here twice a week and she said they love coming in to work with a Cal Poly Pomona student. They get one on one attention and it has really made a difference for them.

This program is a winning situation for both the children and the college students. The younger children love the attention and the college students learn skills that will help them in many aspects of their life.

Come on in and improve your grades. Your parents will love it!

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