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.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Big Read - Our First Story time and Craft

Our first story time and craft of our big read happened today. We didn't have a very big turn out, but we had fun. I'm hoping that as we get into October that this will catch on. The next four Thursday events for children will be staffed by Cal Poly Students. I know they will be putting a lot of time into this and I can't wait to see what they will do.

Today we had stories and talked about how whites treated blacks in the 1930's southern states. One story was about a little African-American girl going to "someplace special ". She got on the bus and had to sit at the back of the bus. She couldn't sit on a bench in the park because it said, "Whites Only". Finally, when she got to her "someplace special ", she could hold her head up high and walk in the front door. She was at the Public Library where the sign out front said, "Everyone Welcome". If you would like to check out this book it is called:

"Goin' Someplace Special" by Patricia Mckissack. It is in the XJ section shelved under the author's last name.

The pictures you see are from the craft. Grandma Sue had beads and bells and foam craft things. I tried to help but ended up telling this child how to do it backwards. Grandma Sue had to straighten it out. I think I'll just stick to handing out the craft supplies and leave it at that. Crafts always have confused me.

Joke of the day: What did the lamp say when the owner turned it off?
Answer: Thanks a watt! :)

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