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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eric Carle Day at Preschool Story Time

Today at preschool story time we had stories by a favorite author, Eric Carle. We heard "The Very Busy Spider", "The Very Lonely Firefly", "The Very Quiet Cricket", and of course, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". I read the first three but used a story telling apron for the last one. It is like wearing a felt board but it is really velcro. You put the pieces on the apron you are wearing. This frees your hands up to put a caterpillar puppet on your right arm. You actually put the food in the caterpillar's mouth so he actually eats it. Doing this for years and being egged on by many a preschooler, I usually have the caterpillar "burp" after each bite. For some reason the kids just belly laugh and that gets me going...

After story time we have a play time with educational materials available for the kids. We are not having the attendance we used to have when our time was at 10:15am. Hopefully we can adjust and reach out to others.

Joke of the day: How does Old MacDonald send messages?
Answer: By e-i-e-i-o-mail! :)

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