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.

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. :)


REN said...

yes what a shame that the old library is gone I use to go there as a kid to do book reports.I also have a blog on what is still here in Pomona and what is not, its about the history of pomona


REN said...

yes its sad that the old library is gone I use to go there as a kid to do my school book reports.check out this blog. for things that use to be in Pomona and somethings that are still here.


Ms. Lois said...


Thank you so much for leaving comments. I have seen you leave comments for other Pomona blogs but I didn't know you had your own. I will be visiting it often as I love all things Pomona!