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, January 22, 2009

Our Digital Story Station Has Arrived at PPL

This photo is taken off of flickr but our digital story station is here in our Special Collections room. Here is some information that is on our fliers:

California of the Past Digital Story Station

This project is funded by the California State Library. The goal of the project is to help you tell a story of particular importance to you, from your own life, which will also illuminate a piece of California history for others. This project is co-sponsored by the Pomona Public Library and the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley.

Why tell stories?

Stories help define who we are and how we fit into the world we live in. The Digital Story Station gives you the opportunity to spotlight something or someone, or some place, or some event that you care deeply about, and wish to preserve and share with friends and family. You will also add to the Library's collection of digital stories that we make available for public education, enjoyment and benefit. History is made of many personal stories that later become part of the larger story of our culture and society. Digital Stories are slices of history - the people's history - and your story will illuminate a piece of the larger story within which your story takes place.

How do I make an Appointment to tell my story?
You can make an appointment to tell your digital story by visiting the Special Collections Department of the Library any Mon-Wed from 2:00-6:00pm. You can also make an appointment by calling the Library at (909) 620-3709, Mon-Fri, from 12 noon to 5:00pm. You can e-mail a request for an appointment to: Library@ci.pomona.ca.us.

When will my Story be Recorded?
Recordings are made in the Special Collections Department on Thursdays and Fridays anytime between 12 noon and 5:00pm.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to sign a Release Form permitting the Library to record, distribute and archive your story, before we can begin to create your story.

How long will my story be?
Digital stories should be no longer than three to five minutes in length, and consist of approximately 250-300 words. Library Staff can help you create a story of suitable length.

What should my story be about?
We suggest that you tell a a story about one of the following:
1. Tell about an event
2. Tell about a person
3. Tell about a place
4. Tell a family story

For more information please call (909) 620-3709. It is interesting that after your story is completed we will call you to come in to the Library. We will provide you with a copy of your story on DVD and upload it to the California State Library's website at www.DigitalStoryStation.com.

How cool is that?

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