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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable Coming Soon!

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! Our 44th annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable is coming up on February 6, 2010. Each year we celebrate Laura's birthday on the first Saturday of February. Her actual birthday is February 7, 1867. Yes, she lived a long time ago and she is still a favorite children's author. We at the Pomona Public Library named our children's room in honor of her.

This picture I posted is one of my favorites. The young girl in the white coat is Melissa Sue Anderson and she played the part of Mary (Laura's sister) in the television version of the children's books "Little House on the Prairie." She came here to Pomona to promote the television series and we loved having her because of our connection to Laura.

In anicipation of our event we will be holding "stories with Laura" each Wednesday at 5:00pm in the children's room. We will be singing one 0f the songs that were popular in Laura's day and we will be reading several stories. These sessions will be like a comercial to advertise our big event.

So join us every Wednesday at 5:00pm and be sure to mark your calendars for February 6, 2010 from 1:00-3:00pm.

See you here!

Joke of the day: Do you turn on your computer with your right or your left hand?
Answer: My right hand!
Amazing! Most people use the on switch! ;)

1 comment:

the happy honeybee said...

Looking forward to the Sociable--thank you for hosting!