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, 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. :)

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