Saturday, September 27, 2008
Early Pomona, by Mickey Gallivan and the Historical Society of Pomona
I'm reading this great book! It's all about our City of Pomona in the early years. It is filled with great pictures like this one of the first Pomona Public Library.
When I was in Scottsbluff, Nebraska last month, I blogged a picture of their Carnegie Library. This one is ours. Andrew Carnegie was a United States industrialist and philanthropist who gave money for education and public libraries. Our library was built in 1902 and completed in 1903. Ten years later it was considered too small and an addition was built.
This other picture was taken of the Pomona Public Library in 1969. I've seen better pictures taken in later years but this one was in our digital collection. Our Carnegie Library no longer exists but we do have wonderful pictures of it. Come into the library, go downstairs and you can see pictures of our Carnegie library, the extended Carnegie, and our own library as it exists today.
Also when you are in the library, go to our Friends of the Library bookstore and purchase Mickey's book: Early Pomona by Mickey Gallivan and the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley. You can get a signed edition! The other picture you see is of the Friend's bookstore. Stop on in!
Joke of the day: What do you call a fly with no wings?
Answer: A walk. :)