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, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year All Pomonans!

Christmas is over and the new year is almost here. Our schedule this week is:

Monday 12/27 12:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 12/28 12:00pm-7:00pm
We won't be having a formal story time but the story hour room will be open from 12:00-2:00pm and the toys will be out for whoever wants to stop by.

Wednesday through Sunday: Closed

It's been a difficult year here at PPL. Here's to a brand new 2011.

Attainable New Year's Resolutions:

This year I resolve to ...

Not jump off a cliff just because everyone else did.
Create loose ends.
Eat three meals a day.
Not swim with sharks
Stay off the international space station.
Be far away from an active volcano.

Happy New Year! Have a great 2011 from the Pomona Public Library!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays to All Pomonans!

Let the holidays begin! The Pomona Public Library will be closed:

December 21 through 26, 2010

Open: December 27 & 28, 2010

Closed: December 29 through January 2, 2011

Open again January 3rd for the best year Pomona has ever had!

May you all have a joyous holiday and a prosperous new year from your friends at the Pomona Public Library.

Joke of the day: Why does Santa have a garden?
Answer: So he can ho ho ho!! ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hey young Pomonans! Check out this motley crew! Our friend Ren took this picture before the parade. These are some of the Pomona bloggers. Not all could come but they all were with us in spirit. We had a GREAT time!
Joke of the day: What did one plate say to the other plate?
Answer: Dinner's on me! ;)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pomona Christmas Parade 2010

We had a great time at the Pomona Christmas Parade this year. The decorated red truck is the Pomona bloggers entry. My brother drove the truck for us and some rode on the truck while others walked. I walked so I could promote the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. I told everyone to come to the library this afternoon to get it. The minute I stepped into the library two of our regular kids greeted me with a picture of me on their cell phone walking in the parade! They said they wanted the new wimpy kid book. They got it!

A big thank you to all of the bloggers who helped plan and make our entry great! It was really fun to put a face with the blog!

Joke of the day: What kind of truck gets the hiccups?
Answer: A hiccup truck! ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pomona Christmas Parade In Days Gone by

PomonaParade 001
Originally uploaded by chargerchris
Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! This picture is of a past Christmas parade in Pomona. This coming Saturday, Pomona's Christmas parade will start promptly at 10:00am. That's December 11th at 10:00am. Yours truly will be in the Pomona Blogger's entry. I can't wait!

We just got in the new Wimpy Kid book. I'll have it with me at the parade to entice you to come to the Library and check it out!

See you at the parade and at the library!

Joke of the day: Why do cats like Christmas?
Answer: They get to see Santa Paws!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Pomona bloggers are getting together to be in the Christmas parade on December 11th. If you are a Pomona blogger and would like to be in the parade with us, either leave a comment here or e-mail me at:


We need to hear from you no later than 5pm on Wednesday December 1st. We should have a great time and it will be great to put faces with the cyber names!

Be there!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Thanksgiving, Young Pomonans!

Yes, it's the week of Thanksgiving. It's hard to believe. Because it is the week of Thanksgiving, we have days that we will be closed.

Here is our schedule:

Monday: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday: Closed

It's a little disheartening to be closed so much but we are very thankful to have our beautiful library.

Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.

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

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good beautiful Saturday, young Pomonans! Aren't these pictures beautiful? Last week I took my Mom up to Oak Glen and I just had to take these pictures to show you how incredible it is up there. It isn't very far so maybe you can go up there sometime. They have the best apples (and apple cobbler) around!

Joke of the day: How do you make a hot dog stand?
Answer: Take away its chair! ;)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! We had a GREAT time with our Pomona firefighters today. They read books and told us what happens in an average day with our firefighters. It was great fun. Did you know that they will rescue cats from trees if you ask them? I had no idea.

After that we had a craft where you made your own firefighter. It was a really good day.

Thank you to our Pomona firefighters for giving their time to us and to all of you who came and participated. Pomona is AWESOME!

Joke of the day: What do you call a flying police officer?
Answer: A helicopper! ;)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pomona Fire

Pomona Fire
Originally uploaded by walt.weis

Hello young Pomonans! This is a Pomona firefighter working to put out a fire in Pomona. Tomorrow we will have a Pomona firefighter at our preschool story time. This is a tie in to our Big Read in Pomona. We are reading Fahrenheit 451. Since you all are too young to read, we are having a firefighter tell you what they do. He or she may read you a story as well!

When: Tomorrow 11/9/2010
Time: 12:15pm

We will have infant story time at 1:00pm.

See you then!

Joke of the day: What do you call a police officer that doesn't get out of bed?

Answer: An undercover cop! ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Halloween Tree at PPL!

Good day, young Pomonans! Is this tree awesome or what?? Our Reference department put up this Halloween tree in honor of Ray Bradbury. Our Big Read this year is Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury also wrote Halloween Tree so this is our way of honoring him at this time of year.

Pomonans of all ages made the pumpkins you see here. Come on in and get the full affect of this mural like wonder.

Joke of the Day: What do witches ask for at hotels?
Answer: Broom service! ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Trick or Treating A Success!

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! We had a GREAT time in story time today. Everyone showed up at 12:15pm so we had one large group trick or treating. I have always said that only cute children live in Pomona and I think this proves it.

We had some slightly scary stories and trick or treated around the library.

A GREAT time was had by all!

Joke of the day: What did the alien say to the book?
Answer: Take me to your reader! ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Story Time Halloween!

All right all you Pomona ghouls - we are trick or treating tomorrow after story time. Come in your outfits for a short story time and then we will tour the building and scare our staff to death! It's very fun.

Staff will be handing out small toys and activity books. We let you in to areas of the library that is normally reserved for staff. So be ready for some spooky fun!

Joke of the day: What is a vampire's favorite holiday?
Answer: Fangs-giving! ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mrs. Nelson's Bookstore is 25!

Books for sale
Originally uploaded by RivCntyLib
Good Saturday, young Pomonans! Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Bookstore is having their 25th birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Laura Numeroff (author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie") will be there signing books. She will sign one book you bring from home and any that you buy at the store.

Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Bookstore
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 599-4558

Sunday October 17, 2010

Be there!

Joke of the day: Why is the math book so unhappy?
Answer: Because it's full of problems! ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fire Story Time

Today our toddlers participated in the Big Read. Since they are too young to read "Fahrenheit 451, we did stories about fire trucks and firefighters. In November we will have a Pomona Firefighter come to talk to us about what they do. Cool!

Joke of the day: What lets you walk through walls?
Answer: A door. ;)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Scrappy Toys at PPL

Good day, young Pomonans! Pictured here are toy storage boxes made by our friend Ren. He makes toys called Scrappy Toys. He had donated toys and one of the boxes for us to store our toys in. They look really great and add character to our story hour room!

Thanks Ren!

Joke of the day: How many feet are in a yard?
Answer: It depends on how many people are standing in it. ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Grinning Pumpkin
Originally uploaded by petern
Great news, young Pomonans! As part of the city's Big Read Program, we are having a pumpkin carving contest!

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes for 5 age groups:
-under five
-5-7 years old
-7-9 years old
-9-12 years old

Contest rules for Created Jack-O-Lanters:
-no larger than 1 foot in diameter
-Must be flat on the back of the Jack-O-Lantern
-Materials such as paper, cardboard, paper bags, wallpaper, paper plates, cloth, mesh, wood, plastic may be used
-Ornamentation may be added to the face

Turn in to the Pomona Public Library

Deadline: October 13, 2010

Be creative young Pomonans!!

Joke of the Day: What happens when an egg laughs?
Answer: It cracks up! ;)

Ray Bradbury Comes to Pomona This Friday Evening!

Calling all Pomonans! Ray Bradbury will be coming to Western University of Health Science this Friday, October 8th from 6-9pm. It is the first program of our Big Read. All of Pomona is to read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It is a classic science fiction book that raises a lot of interesting questions about our society.

Remember: Friday October 8, 2010 6-9pm
Western University of Health Sciences
Health Education Center
701 East Second Street
Pomona, CA

See you there!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Attention All Pomonans!

Originally uploaded by stevenbulman44
Because of the severity of the heat, the Pomona Public Library will be open from 9am to 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Our air conditioning is working great and we will be a cooling center for you. Come in read a good book and COOL DOWN!