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.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pomona Public Library's Catch the Reading Bug Summer Reading Program

In just two short weeks, we will be kicking off the Summer Reading Program. "Catch the Reading Bug" is our theme this year so prepare yourself for a really buggy summer. You'll see staff in these green t-shirts and the lucky readers of the week will win a t-shirt plus other prizes.

Beginning June 23, 2008, we will be signing people up for the reading program. This program is for children ages 2 to 12. Our teen program is for teens 13-18. We will be counting hours instead of books again this year. It worked out really well last year. Keep track of the hours you read or are read to. Have one of your parents sign your reading log when you get up to five hours. Bring it in and get a prize! We will be giving prizes for five hours, ten hours, fifteen hours, & twenty hours. The teen program will go up to 25 hours.

The other program is called the Reading Buddy Program. This is a really great program where we put together an elementary school child with either a high school or college age student. You practice reading for a 30 minute session. Our sessions will be in the afternoon from 1:00-5:00pm. Come in anytime during that four hour period and have your 30 minute session. This is a really great program. The elementary kids love reading with the older ones and the older ones love being the "expert." The child must be able to read. This is not a tutoring session but a practice session. The elementary child must be going into 1st grade to participate in this program.

I'll be doing more posts about the prizes and the special programs we will be having this summer. Keep checking in!

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librarygirl33 said...

Hi there!
This summer I will be a first time Pomona Library user and I am curious to know if you have to pre register for your great programs you have in store for the kids? I can't wait to get started, see you soon!

Ms. Lois said...

Hi Librarygirl33! I love the tag you've chosen for yourself.

Fist of all, welcome! You're gonna love it here. We all do. The only program we ask you to pre register for is the Reading Buddies. We need to get an idea of how many kids there will be and how many mentors there will be. For the regular Reading Program we will signing up the kids on the 23rd and we will be handing out prizes beginning the 30th. It's all crazy busy and a whole lot of fun!

Please let me know when you come in. I'd like to meet you and your family.

librarygirl33 said...

Hi there!
Great! I was actually going to stop in tomorrow for preschool storytime with my daughter. I work at the Ontario City Library and had the awesome pleasure of working with Ms. Nissa, and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Pomona Library and it's staff.I am on maternity leave this summer and live in the Pomona area, and I am really realizing the great importance libraries have on our children as a parent and not just an employee! Thank you for providing wonderful programs and storytimes for our children...see you soon!