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.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Interesting New Books

Hello again young Pomonans! Aren't I the chatty one today? Both of my co-workers are off and I need to talk to someone!!

Two new books came across my desk today that I thought would interest you. Both are about Hurricane Katrina. The first one is "The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina" compiled by Barbara Barbieri McGrath. This book is for older elementary kids and has children writing a paragragh or so of what they went through. Each paragraph is accompanied by a drawing they made. Some are longer than others and several are heart wrenching.

The other book is: "Story of a Storm: A Book About Hurricane Katrina" by Reona Visser & Children of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This book is aimed at younger children. The illustrations are collages created by the children. "One child might have drawn the leaf, another painted it, a third cut it out and another placed it on the collage," Visser says, "which enabled each child to contribute to the project at his or her own level of ability."

Both are really well done and worth the effort to come in and check them out. McGrath's book says that a portion of the proceeds to benefit Biloxi Public Schools. Visser's says proceeds benefit Mississippi relief efforts.

As for next week, I will be on vacation. Too many vacation hours again. I'll be in Tuesday morning for story time and I'll be in Saturday the 7th. Since I do enjoy blogging, I'll probably post from home.

Joke of the day: Teacher: George, go to the map and find North America.
George: Here it is!
Teacher: Correct. Now, class, who discovered America?
Class: George! :)

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