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 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! :)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Hi Ms. Lois,

After reading this, I realized the summer reading program is great! I participate in a very similar program at Watts Public Library through a UCLA program called Project Literacy.

I know the program just ended last week, but I'd like to get involved in similar continuing programs if any. I don't begin school until September 24.

Please let me know. My e-mail is tiffanyleman@gmail.com.

Thank you,