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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great Program Coming on Thursday June 25. 2009

Mexican Dancers
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This Thursday June 25th we are having a great program. Author Gil Sperry will be presenting his "Mariachi 101". With him will be Genesis Codina a Pomona resident who just turned 12 years old. Genesis is an accomplished ranchera singer who recently opened the Fifth Annual Battle of the Mariachi at Mission San Juan Capistrano, emceed by Sperry, with a stirring acapella version of our National Anthem. Genesis has also appeared in the feature film, "Street Kings," with Keanu Reaves and Academy Award winner, Forrest Whittaker.

You won't want to miss this show. It is June 25th at 5:00pm.

Joke of the day: Why are musical programs the best?
Answer: You can't "beat" it! :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New This Summer: We are Having an Adult Reading Program!

Attention all Pomona adults! We are beginning a reading program just for you!

Our adult summer reading program is from June 22-August 10, 2009. Join us here this summer at the Pomona Public Library!

Mark your calendars for these great programs:

THURSDAY JUNE 25th @ 5:00pm: Gil Sperry, author of Mariachi For Gringos. Gil will present a fun interactive program on the history of Mariachi Music.

THURSDAY JULY 16th @ 2:00pm: Marijo Jackson, master quilter, Adventures in Quilting. This is a program of the history & craft of quilt making and books.

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: Drop in on Tuesdays at 3:00pm, and learn a craft with a weekly crafting demonstration. You can bring your own craft from home or start working on a "take home" project with a free kit you can get at the library.

JUNE 30th: Knitting
JULY 7th: Crocheting
JULY 14th: Quilting
JULY 21st: Gift Basket Creations
JULY 28th: Trash to Treasure Craft
AUGUST 4th: Create your own bookmark

JULY 18: 1:00-3:00pm Board Games
JULY 23: 2:00-4:00pm Bingo
AUGUST 6th: 2:00-4:00pm Teen Gaming

Certified appraiser Thomas Ahern will discuss how to evaluate your treasures. Also a demonstration of the Library's Antiques database.

AND: Be sure to pick up a bingo board, log sheet/guidelines & prize list at the Reference Desk to win great prizes this summer!!

ANY QUESTIONS? Please call (909) 620-2043 ext. 2701 or ext. 2702 for more information.


Joke of the day: (Yes, adults, you get one too!) What happened when Silly Gilly left her library book outdoors?
Answer: In the morning it was "over dew"! Ha! I love that one! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Library Hours Are Changing!

Hey, young Pomonans! The library's hours are changing. Mark your calendars! Beginning the 7th of July our hours are as follows:

Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-5:30pm

The good news for our story hour crowd is that story time moves back to Tuesdays at 10:15am. It has been hard to have story time at 12:15pm because of naps and lunches but you all have been very loyal and I appreciate that.

The important thing to remember is that we are not open after 6:00pm. The hours will change again in September but we will worry about that when the time comes.

Happy Summer! We will see you here!

Joke of the day: What do you get when you cross a snake and a kangaroo?
Answer: A jump rope!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Reading Buddies Begins Tuesday June 23, 2009

Hello young Pomonans! Yikes! The Summer Reading Program and the Reading Buddies are beginning next week! Here is information about the Reading Buddies Program in case you don't know what it is:

We pair up one elementary school student with one high school or college student so the elementary student can practice reading. They are paired up for thirty minutes. The high school or college student listens and encourages the elementary student while he/she reads.

This is one of the best things we do in the children's room. The older students enjoy helping the younger students to read and the younger students love the attention from the older students. It's a win - win program.

If you are a high school or college student in the Pomona area please come in and fill out an application. The program runs for six weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. You can stay one, two or the four hours depending on how much time you have to volunteer.

It you are an elementary student entering grades one through six, come in with a parent to sign up for this great program. Last year we had over one hundred kids participate!

So bring the summer on at the Pomona Public Library. We are ready!

Joke of the day: Why are baby goats fun to play with?
Answer: They're always kidding around! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Reading Program Display

Our Summer Reading Program officially begins June 22, 2009. Our theme is "Be Creative @ Your Library." The week of June 22, you can come in and sign up for the program. Get books on your reading level while you're here and you have one week to read five hours. Beginning the week of the 29th you have your Parents sign your reading log that you have read your five hours. Then come in and get your prizes!

It's that simple. You can come in any time the library is open to get books and claim your prizes.

We have special programs every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesdays at 3:30pm we will have crafts.

Wednesdays at 3:30pm we will have entertainers come in. Here is our schedule for entertainers:

July 1st: Abbit the Average. Magician and humor combined!
July 8th: Wild Wonders Animal Show
July 15: Georgette Baker, Storyteller
July 22: Richard Wade: Amazing Science
July 29: Swazzle: Puppet show
August 5: Talent show (sign ups are being taken at the children's desk)
August 12: Buster Balloon for our final party

As you can see we have a great summer lined up for you. Come in and take advantage of our free programs and free air conditioning!

We also have our story times for preschool children on Tuesdays at 12:15pm and for infants Thursdays at 12:15pm.

See you here for a GREAT summer!

Joke of the day: What comes all the way to a house but never goes in?
Answer: The steps. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Good monday young Pomonans. I got back from my trip this weekend. The library you are seeing is the Glendale Arizona Public Library. My cousins live in Glendale and I had a good visit with them and I went to the local library. In two of these pictures you can see in the distance a statue. I looked closer but I didn't take a picture. I wish I did because it was in honor of the "irrigators", those people who were responsible for bringing water into the area. Glendale, Arizona is built on the desert and if people hadn't brought in water there would be no town.

The other place I visited was the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. This is a beautiful museum that houses Native American artifacts and art. It was founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection. It really is a magnificent collection of art of the Southwest. Many tribes are represented. They also have a gift shop that sells local artist's work. I especially love the Native American storytellers but even the small ones were too expensive for me! If you ever get to the Phoenix area, the Heard Museum is worth a visit.

Joke of the day: Why was the calendar so sad?
Answer: Its days were numbered. :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Be Creative @ Your Library

That's right, young Pomonans, our Summer Reading Program is on its way. Toot your own horn! "Beat it" to the library! The possibilities are endless! We want all of you to be creative this year. We have wonderful programs and crafts this year and we are also going to have a talent show! Cool. Sign up at the Children's desk by the end of July.

There is so much going on this summer and I will start next week by doing a series of posts. You are going to love this summer!

Our Summer Reading Program begins June 22, 2009 for sign ups. Read your first five hours and we will begin to hand out prizes the week of June 29th.

I will be going out of town for the rest of the week but I hope to stop at the local public library and update the blog.

How exciting that summer is coming!!!

Joke of the day: What's the most important meal of the day for a car?
Answer: Brake-fast. :)