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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Great Time Was Had By All!

The 44th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable was a success! Ms. Helton was marvelous as Laura. She told stories that you read about in the books and she tells you which stories are in which book. I never ever get tired of those stories!

The pioneer craft went well and the gingerbread was wonderful! Our own Pomona Bakery made the gingerbread muffins and they were really good! They were easy to work with and we will definitely go back and back to them.

The picture with the boy holding the paper lantern has a story to it. This is Anthony and he has been coming to the library most of his life. He went through story times and the reading programs as well as the gingerbread sociables. But has Anthony ever won anything? Not until today! Today Anthony won the paper lantern that Ms. Helton made. It was great!! At one point I wanted to give Anthony a "good citizenship" award for being such a good sport. But Anthony's number finally came up and we are glad!

Thanks to all of you who came today to support our program. It really was fun!

Joke of the day: Why did the pioneers cross the country in covered wagons?
Answer: Because they didn't want to wait 40 years for a train. ;)


Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. Lois we had fun this year at the gingerbread sociable like every year. Anthony thinks he is famous now because he saw his picture in your blog. That's was a great picture. See you next week for story time.

Goddess of Pomona said...

Anthony IS famous now!! Mr. Big is sad that his mom won't allow him to be photographed, but then again he didn't win a lantern like Anthony. It was nice to see everyone again, and the gingerbread muffins were D-licious.