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, November 24, 2009

Greetings young Pomonans! These pictures were taken to remember our big read this year. We, as a community, read Jack London's "Call of the Wild." City wide we held community events
book talks, crafts, and special programs. Our library staff got "Call of the Wild" t-shirts and we wore them proudly.

The first picture was a nice picture but the second one shows us as we really are! We have great fun as staff and we enjoy working with all of you. I hope you read and enjoyed the book.

Remember this week we are open today and tomorrow, with an early closing tomorrow at 6pm.
We are also open Saturday from 11:30-5:30pm.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Joke of the day: Why did Pilgrims' pants always fall down?
Answer: Because they wore their belt buckle on their hat! ;)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good Thursday, young Pomonans! It's been awhile since I've blogged. Writer's block, I think. Remind me to ask David Allen how he does it. :)

This post is about some fun Thanksgiving stories that are a lot of fun. "Turk and Runt" by Lisa Wheeler, is about siblings Turk and Runt. Turk is the beautiful big Turkey who is beautiful but not very smart. Runt, of course, is the runt who is small but very smart. When people start showing up at the farm, Runt knows exactly what is going on and he fears for his brother's life. But, "no one ever listened to Runt". This is a cute story about how Runt saves his brother's life and the hilarity is in how he does it. Check it out!

"This is the Turkey" by Abby Levine is a fun rhyming book. It is about the relatives coming and who prepares the food and especially about what happens to the turkey and mostly about what is really important about the day. It would be a great read-a-loud at a family gathering for this special day. Check it out!

"I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" by Alison Jackson is hilarious. It is a fun take off of "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." This poor lady eats a huge dinner and each page you see her getting bigger and bigger. But instead of ending up with the same fate as the original lady, it ends with a happier and more clever ending. Check it out!

As far as Thanksgiving books go, everyone must include this classic. "Over the River and Through the Wood" by Lydia Maria Child. There are several illustrators to choose from but my favorite one is Iris Van Rynbach. She seems to capture the joy on everyone's face and it is fun to look at the old fashioned pictures. Lydia Maria Francis Child lived from 1802 to 1880. This version captures the 19th century quite well. It also includes the music in the back if you care to sing it. Check it out!

Our schedule for next week is as follows:

Monday: 11/23 Closed
Tuesday: 11/24 11:30am - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 11/25 11:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 11:30-5:30pm

Note our early closing on Wednesday and that we are open regular hours on Saturday.

Have a great weekend and a great week before Thanksgiving!

Joke of the day: Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?
Answer: Because he had the drumsticks. ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day

Just a reminder to all of you young Pomonans that we will be closed tomorrow in honor of Veteran's Day. Take time to think of Pomona's veterans who are serving overseas to defend our country.

Thank you Pomona Veterans!

Joke of the day: How do you get a book to come to the telephone?
Answer: You page it. ;)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Homework Assistance Center Photos

Hello young Pomonans! Here are more pictures of the party last week. You all look like you've had a wonderful time and you did!

I was impressed with the number of you that turned out. It shows how successful our Homework Center really is.

The other thing I was impressed with is how well Daniel and his volunteers cleaned up after you all. When I came in Friday morning there was absolutely no evidence that you all had been here. Wow!

We have more exiting events to come. Stay tuned!

Joke of the day: Why did the sun get straight A's?
Answer: Because it was very bright. :)