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, January 14, 2009

Los Angeles Public Library

Good day young Pomonans! I very much missed you all yesterday. Grandma Sue said you were all wonderful. (I already knew that.) :) We had a GREAT time at the workshop yesterday at the Los Angeles Public Library. If you can't be with children then being with people who love to work with children is the next best thing. You are guaranteed to have a great time!

These pictures were taken outside of the library. Isn't it a beautiful building? The room our workshop was in was inside this older part and the woodwork and character of the place was wonderful. I felt like I had gone back in time.

We learned many things like new music and finger plays. We shared our favorite children's book. My favorite one right at the moment is "Book, book, book" by
Deborah Bruss. I listened to other wonderful books and had a great time with other people who love children.

I went into Los Angeles on the Metrolink train. I then took the red line two stops and got out and walked two blocks to the library. It was really easy. On the way home it was overwhelming how many people were walking on the streets. It was a "sea of humanity." That just means there were thousands of people walking around! I especially enjoyed a street musician who was blowing on his saxophone with great enthusiasm! I'm telling you, if you ever feel like you're all alone in the world, go to downtown L.A. during rush hour. We all looked like tiny ants rushing to wherever it is we were going.

It was a fabulous opportunity to go but I'm very, very glad to be back at the Pomona Public Library. We rock!

Joke of the day: Why did Mars and Earth collide on their trip around the sun?
Answer: They didn't planet very well. :)


robincgonz said...

The Los Angeles Public Library was where I got my first library card, which my mother actually kept! There's my little four-year-old "signature"...

I loved that library with the huge ceilings and the WPA-era murals. The old Children's Room was downstairs (not there any more, but just past the courtyard, which is still there). I loved getting my books from the immense choice, and then going and waiting in the courtyard, skipping off the excess energy, until my mother collected me for the rest of the day's adventures.

I loved peeking in the huge genealogy room, not really understanding what the stacks and cupboards of cards were about, but being amazed that everybody's ancestors were in there. (My mother didn't know anything about her family, but I was certain the answers were in there!)

Ahhh, thanks for the memories...

Ms. Lois said...

You're welcome and thanks for sharing yours. It really is an amazing building.