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, April 28, 2010

Book of the Week: "Please Bury Me In the Library"

Good day, young Pomonans! I came across a book today that I wanted to share with you. I'm weeding through the 800's. (That's library talk that means I'm going through the poetry section and removing books that are terribly worn or that never get checked out.) The illustrations are really cute and the poetry is great. Let me share some with you:

Lewis, J. Patrick, Please Bury Me In the Library.
Oralando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc. 2005

Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone

Well, I came across this most unfortunate paragraph:

All rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means...

I'm going to check into this further.

Anyway, come in and check out this book! The call # is: X811Lewis, J.

Joke of the day: P.E. teacher: Why did you kick that ball straight at the school computer?
Child: Because you told me to put it in the net. ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Billy the Bronco Comes to our Homework Center!

Good Earth Day young Pomonans! Our Homework Center had an Earth Day Celebration and Billy the Bronco from Cal Poly Pomona showed up!

He helped by playing with you all and helping with the Earth Day activities.

Hooray for Billy the Bronco!!

Joke of the Day: Why did the foal cough?
Answer: Because he was a little horse! ;)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Caterpillar Craft - Today at 4:30pm!

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! Today is our caterpillar craft at 4:30pm. These are pictures of the real craft Ms. Nissa will be leading for you today.

Joke of the day: What pillar doesn't need to be held up?
Answer: A cater-pillar! ;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly Activities at the Pomona Public Library

Catepillar - Modrock
Originally uploaded by jotindal
Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! Here is a list of our activities this week. Take note that we will have a craft on Wednesday at 4:30pm and that our Homework Assistance Center is open an hour longer than it used to be!

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool Story time ages 2-5
3:30-6:30pm Homework Assistance Center

Wednesday: 3:30-4:30pm Grandparents and Books
3:30-6:30pm Homework Assistance Center
4:30-5:00pm Caterpillar Craft (not the one
shown in this picture)

Thursday: 11:45am Infant Story time ages 0-2
3:30-6:30pm Homework Assistance Center

It's all happening right here at your Pomona Public Library! It's been great to see so many of you lately. We are here for you!

Joke of the day: What does a caterpillar do on New Year's Day?
Answer: Turns over a new leaf! ;)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Books Are Read on Rainy Days

Good Tuesday young Pomonans! Here is our weekly schedule.

See you HERE!

Tuesday: 11:45am Preschool story time ages 2-5
3:30-6:30pm Homework Assistance Center

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

Thursday: 11:45am Infant story time ages 0-2
3:30-6:30pm Homework Assistance Center

Remember we are always here for you after school and on Saturdays. We like nothing better than to give you books for your homework or to help find books that are fun for you to read!

Joke for the day: Why did the child study in the airplane?
Answer: He wanted a higher education! ;)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black Out In the Library!

Good day, young Pomonans! Wow, I think I saw each and every one of you yesterday! We haven't been that busy in a long time. It was wonderful! Unfortunately, right in the middle of all the fun we lost power. Not once but twice! The first time we had a back up system of sorts but soon that went out as well. We had to evacuate the building and some of you actually waited the hour or so until we opened again. It was quite an experience! I've been here at PPL (20 years in August) and I can truly say that you never know what is going to happen around here. It has made a wonderful experience. These pictures show you what it was like in the library without lights. The top picture was taken on the staircase near the elevator and the others were taken upstairs near the children's room.

I hope to see all of you and more today!

Joke of the day: How did Noah see in the dark?
Answer: By Ark-lights and flood lights! ;)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pomona Spring Break!

Hey young Pomonans! What are you all doing for spring break? How about coming to the library and just read for fun? We will show you where all the really great books are and you can relax and read all week. How great does that sound? Or like the kids in this picture, create something new.

Just don't forget that we are here for you. There won't be any Homework Center this week because you all are not in school!

See you soon!

Joke of the day: Why did the hen cross the road?
Answer: To prove she wasn't chicken! ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandma Jean!

Good Thursday, young Pomonans! Yesterday we had the privilege of celebrating Grandma Jean's 85th birthday! Happy birthday Grandma Jean! Grandma Jean has been with us since we introduced the Grandparents and Books program back in 1992. She has been reading with us for eighteen years!

She has been a very loyal volunteer who loves to read to children. Thank you for your years of service and for your commitment to the Pomona Public Library.

We love you Grandma Jean!!

Joke of the day: How did Jack (of the Jack and the Beanstalk fame) know how much his cow was worth?
Answer: He used a cowculator! ;)