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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.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Village Academy in Pomona Reaches Out

Our teens over at Village Academy are telling it like it is. If you're not familiar with Village Academy, it is located where the old Pomona mall was on Holt and Indian Hill. This location also houses Pueblo Elementary School. I was out there not to long ago and it was interesting to walk down the halls that used to be a mall and instead of shops there are classrooms.

In today's Daily Bulletin, staff writer Diana Sholley tells the story of how teens are being affected by the economic crisis. They made an emotional, unscripted video that speaks of how the economic crisis is affecting today's teenagers. The students are trying to raise money to bring the video to Sacramento or Washington. Anyone who would like to donate should contact Village Academy High School, 1444 E. Holt Ave., Pomona, (909) 397-4900.

For those of us who can, let us reach right back to our teens and help in whatever way we can.

To view the video click on the Daily Bulletin sight: Teens share story of economy's pain


Pride in Garfield Park said...

Wow. That's a powerful video. What ideas are there for reaching back?

Ms. Lois said...

Hi Pride,

One thing they are asking right now is for monetary help to send their video to our California Govenor and to President Obama.

Our library wants to come up with something more concrete for the kids. We are batting around ideas and I don't want this to slip by us. It's to important. If you or any of the rest of the blogging world in Pomona has ideas, please share them. We need to be there for these kids!