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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Carnegie Library, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Greetings from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Here is the Carnegie Library that existed in Scottsbluff. Like our own Carnegie, it did not hold all the books that was needed in this community and it was torn down and a newer one was built. My great grandparents settled in this area back in the late 1800's. They acually settled in Gering, Nebraska just south of the Scottsbluff monument. I'll write more on this later.

Greetings also from Tuscon, Arizona. Good friends live here that used to work for Pomona Public Library. Some of you may remember Marisa Abramo and if you do, she says hi right back at you!

I will be visiting a Mission here in Tuscon and I'll take a lot of pictures. I'll be posting these things when I get home. I can't believe that I will be home Thursday. This trip has gone so fast!!

See you soon!

Joke of the day: What is the best trip you never want to take?
Answer: The one where you end up on the floor! :)
(I've taken both and I'm here to tell you ...)


Jane R said...

Just ran across your blog and the comments about the old Carnegie library in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. I can assure you that the building is alive and well. It was not torn down. Instead, it is now occupied by the West Nebraska Art Center, which is a non-profit organization that supports the arts. It is open to the public and they usually have about 12 exhibits a year. The building has been very lovingly preserved and is still a vibrant part of the city of Scottsbluff.

Ms. Lois said...

I'm glad to know that. In Pomona we added on to our Carnegie. Did the people in Scotts Bluff do that as well? Was there an older Carnegie?