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.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Pomona!

Greetings young Pomonans! This is to wish everyone a GREAT 2010. We will be closed January 1st through January 4th, 2010. Remember that we are closed on Mondays so we will reopen Tuesday January 5th at 11:30am.

Next week brings us back to our regular schedule which is:

Tuesdays: 11:45am Preschool story time, ages 2-5.
4:00-6:00pm Homework Help Center, for students in first through sixth grades.

Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30pm Grandparents and Books: Grandma Jean will read to you during this hour or you can read aloud and practice your reading.
4:00-6:00pm Homework Help Center

Thursdays: 11:45am Infant story time, ages 0-2.
4:00-6:00pm Homework Help Center

Don't forget we have Dial-A-Story at 620-2046. You can dial this number and get a short story. We change stories every Friday.

Remember to be safe this evening and know that 2010 can be our best year yet!

Joke of the day: What do vampire's sing on New Year's Eve?
Answer: "Auld Fang Syne" ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays Froms the Pomona Public Library

Holiday greetings, young Pomonans! It is hard to believe that the holiday time is here.

The library will be closed December 24-28th. We will be open next week, Tuesday through Thursday with an early closing Thursday of 6pm.

The first week of January is business as usual with our Homework Help Center opening Tuesday at 4:00pm

Have a safe and happy holiday time!

Joke of the day: When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
Answer: In the dictionary! ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Craft Tomorrow 12/17/09 4:00pm

Isn't this picture cute? I found it on flickr. I wanted a group picture but she was just so cute!! Tomorrow we will have a craft and even if just one child shows up we will do it!

We've actually had very good attendance at our crafts. We are especially excited because Grandma Sue is coming in to do the craft. She has been our craft expert for years and retired several months ago. We sure do miss her around here!!

So come on in and say hey to Grandma Sue and we'll have a great holiday craft.

See you tomorrow!!

Joke of the day: What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective?
Answer: Santa Clues! :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pomona Christmas Parade 2009

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! The parade was terrific on Saturday! It was wet but that sure didn't dampen any spirits. I only saw about 3/4's of the parade because I needed to get to work but what I saw I loved.

I especially appreciated the Village Academy kids being the grand marshalls. They really made a difference in their own lives as well as ours. Imagine being responsible for the President coming to town! Well done Village Academy!

I wanted to post these pictures on Saturday but we were having trouble with the computers. So you have them now! Be sure to check out Metro Pomona and Pomona Arts Colonist for more pictures.

Our schedule this week is:

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool story time
4-6pm Homework help center

Wednesday: 3:30pm Grandparents and books
4-6pm Homework help center

Thursday: 11:45am Infant story time
4:00pm Holiday craft
4-6pm Homework help center

Joke of the day: Why is lightning so hard to catch?
Answer: Because it bolts! ;)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PPL Staff Setting Up the Tree!

Good day, young Pomonans! Today Ms. Nissa and I bribed the staff with Starbucks coffee and goodies to help us decorate the tree. It worked! We had holiday music playing and a lot of good cheer going around. As always, when the staff get together we have a good time. Today was no different.

All of our holiday books are now on display so come on in and check them out! We have books on how people celebrate these holidays all over the world, so if you are doing a report on that, we are ready for you!

Our homework help center is going strong on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Their last day before the holiday break is December 17th. They will begin again in January.

Come on in for some great holiday stories. I'll post some of my favorites at a later time.

Joke of the day: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
Answer: Frostbite. ;)