Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Pomona Public Library's Beloved Grandma Jean
Jean Roman is the Pomona Public Library's beloved Grandma Jean. For the past fifteen years, Grandma Jean has been faithfully reading to our children every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm. She began when our Friends of the Library started the Grandparents and Books program back in 1993. Since then the Friends have moved into many other programs but our Grandma Jean stayed on.
We pull books for her to read to the children. But Grandma Jean took it to another level when she started letting the children practice their reading by letting them read aloud to the others at the table. She is always so patient and kind with everyone that we always look forward to her cheerful self! She has had "groupies" where children would come in and ask for Grandma Jean and be delighted when she walked in.
Kudos to you, Grandma Jean, from the community of Pomona. Your faithfulness and loyalty to our children make you a gem with us. We look forward to your continued and valued service.
For those of you who want to see Grandma Jean, her last session is next Wednesday, June 18th at 3:30pm. She will begin again in September.