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, March 31, 2010

No Homework Help Today

Hello young Pomonans! Sorry to say there will be no Homework Help today. Cal Poly Pomona celebrates Cesar Chavez's birthday and they shut down all of their classes and projects. I apologize that we didn't get this information to you sooner but we just found out yesterday.

Two posts back I posted a homework help line you can use. Use that today and our Homework Help Center will be back tomorrow.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Joke of the day: How do you cure a headache?
Answer: Put your head through the window and the pane will just disappear!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Homework Help Center Resumes Today

homework help
Originally uploaded by captainjess
Good Tuesday, young Pomonans. Our Homework Help Center resumes today with an extended hour. Our Cal Poly students will be here from 3:30-6:30pm to help you with your homework on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Don't miss this great opportunity to get help with your homework.

Our Cal Poly Students are here for you!

Here are our weekly activities:

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool story time
3:30-6:30pm Homework Help

Wednesday: 3:30-4:30pm Grandparents and Books
3:30-6:30pm Homework Help

Thursday: 11:45am Infant Story time
3:30-6:30pm Homework Help

Dial-A-Story 620-2046 for a two to three minute story.

Joke of the day: What did the cat do when he ate some cheese?
Answer: He waited by the mouse hole with baited breath! ;)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alternative Homework Help

Hello young Pomonans! Our friend, Pride In Garfield Park, reminded us that there is an alternative homework hotline you can use while our Homework Center is closed. All the information is on this poster but basically it is from Harvey Mudd College. You can call them on Sundays through Thursdays from 7:00pm-10:00pm to get free homework help. Please make use of this and then come back to us on Tuesday, March 30th! ;)

See you here!!

Joke of the day: Who succeeded the first President of the United States?
Answer: The second one! :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Activities for this week

Rainbow Books
Originally uploaded by bluemarla
Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! I really like this picture of books. I never thought to arrange books by color. It looks great!

Here are our activities this week:

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool story time

Wednesday: 3:30-4:30pm Grandparents and Books

Thursday: 11:45am Infant story time

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Our Homework Help Center will NOT be open this week due to Cal Poly Pomona's spring break. They will be back Tuesday, March 30th and will be open an hour longer. Beginning the 30th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, our Homework Help Center will be open from 3:30-6:30pm. This is GREAT news so please be sure to come by and get help from our fabulous volunteers from Cal Poly Pomona.

Joke of the day: Teacher: Did your parents help you with these homework problems?
Pupil: No, I got them all wrong by myself!

(Come to our Homework Center!!!! ;)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from our friend Abbit the Average!

Happy green day, young Pomonans! Our friend, Abbit the Average, is one of my favorite children's entertainers. We have him most every year and no one ever tires of his sense of humor or the fun he has with children.

I am fortunate to be on his e-mail list and look forward to holidays when he sends out his fun holiday cheer. Here is his St. Patrick's day good cheer:

Advice for the day: Don't iron your shamrocks or you'll be pressing your luck.

Joke of the day: Why do so many people live in Ireland?
Answer: Because the capital is always Dublin. ;)

Thank you Jeff Abbit, our own Abbit the Average for always sending humor into our lives!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Weekly Activities

Book Worm
Originally uploaded by boopsie.daisy
Hello young Pomonans! We have had inquiries about when our story times are so I thought it would be appropriate to put our weekly activities back on the blog. Here it is:

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool story time ages 2-5
4:00-6:00pm Homework help center for children grades 1-6

Wednesday: 3:30pm Grandparents and books. Grandma Jean reads books aloud and if children would like to practice reading, they can read aloud as well.
4:00-6:00pm Homework help center

Thursday: 11:45am Infant story time ages 0-2
4:00-6:00pm Homework help center

The homework help center is staffed by students at Cal Poly Pomona who volunteer their time to help our kids. They do a really great job and and our students very much enjoy them. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Come down to the library and get your homework done!

Joke of the day: Why do birds fly south in the winter?
Answer: Because it's too far to walk! ;)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Congratulations Lizeth!

Good Friday, young Pomonans! I got permission from Lizeth's parents to post about her. Lizeth won a reading award at Mendoza's Dr. Seuss day. She won the award from not just her own Kindergarten class but she won the award of ALL the Kindergarten classes at her school!!

We are so proud of you, Lizeth! We are especially proud because Lizeth and her family are regular patrons of the Pomona Public Library and we count them as our own. Her parents say that Lizeth loves to read. Good for her! That will help you out your whole life, Lizeth! It will help you in school and it will help you learn many things when you read for fun as well.

Kudos to Lizeth and may she be an example to us all.

Joke of the day: How do you learn to play golf?
Answer: Take a golf course. ;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Great Day of Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday, young Pomonans! We had a story time with Dr. Seuss' stories and then we had a craft. The craft was a Dr. Seuss door hanger. As you can see in the picture, it was double sided with one side saying, "Come in come play with me and the Cat in the Hat today." The other side says, "Please stay away I'm reading with the Grinch today." It all was great fun!

Do you know how old Dr. Seuss would be if he were alive today? He was born in 1904 and would be 106 today!

Did you know that Dr. Seuss once came to the Pomona Public Library? The pictures of him in this post was of a picture he gave us when he was here at the Pomona Public Library. If you can't read what he wrote on his picture it says: "With best wishes to my friends at the Pomona Public Library." How cool is that?

Have a great 106th birthday, Dr. Seuss.

Joke of the day: Why did the man take a pencil to bed?
Answer: To draw the curtains!
I'd tell you another pencil joke but it doesn't have any point! ;)