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.

Monday, February 9, 2009

43rd Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable

Hello young Pomonans! Ms. Lois is taking a bit of break this week from the library. If you plan on attending tomorrow's storytime, you might catch a glimpse of her during her week off. ;-)

I hope you were able to attend this year's Sociable because we had a roping and rolicking time! Cowboy Ken entertained us with some prairie songs and tales that Laura Ingalls herself probably heard as a young girl. Cowgirl Christie taught some lasso tricks and cracked her bullwhip for us a few times. Grandma Sue had a great wagon craft that everyone got to drive home, but not before having some birthday cake and apple juice in honor of Laura's 142nd birthday. A big thank you to our Friends of the Pomona Public Library for sponsoring this fun event and refreshments!

Here's two western jokes in honor of our performers:

What do you get from nervous cows? Milkshakes!

Why did the cowgirl plant bullets in her garden? She wanted to grow bangs!


Ed said...

Daughter #1: "I liked the Laura Ingalls Wilder show and I liked all the activities. I hope that I'm able to go next year, because you did an awsome job."

Daughter #2: "It was a very interesting show to see an example of how life was when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a child. Thanks for putting all of this together."

I thought I should pass on those comments from my kids.

Ms. Nissa said...

Thank you for passing the comments on, Ed! I'm so glad your daugthers had a fun time. You can let them know that we will definitely be having the Sociable again next year. It's always on the first Saturday in February- that will be February 6, 2010. We'll see you there!

Ms. Lois said...

Hi Ed,

I would have liked to meet you and your daughters! I was probably running around with my head cut off...

Ms. Lois