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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, May 26, 2010

Homework Help at the Pomona Public Library

Homework help
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Hello young Pomonans! As our Homework Help Center comes to a close I'm afraid I don't have very good news for you.

Yesterday Daniel, who is our Homework Help Center coordinator, told us there is no more funding for this program.

Daniel brought this letter with him and posted it for all to see. Here is the letter:

Dear Community Members:

We regret to inform you that the Pomona Homework Help Center at the Pomona Public Library will be closed after June 3, 2010. The Center for Community-Service-Learning at Cal Poly Pomona has sponsored the Homework Help Center through an AmeriCorps Grant since 2007. Unfortunately, this coming year we were not funded due to the difficult budget cuts effecting Cal Poly Pomona. Our Center will not have the funds and staff to support the Homework Help Center next year. It has been a pleasure working with the staff at the Pomona Public Library and the children who have participated in our many activities.


Dr. Gibert Cadena
Interim Director

Daniel James Zeleznik
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Coordinator, Pomona Homework Help Center

It is a sad day indeed.

I don't have the heart for a joke of the day. :(


Pride in Garfield Park said...

Oh no!!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear this news. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who made the homework help program such a success. Your efforts made a difference.

Ms. Lois said...

Thanks, Pride. These volunteer this year were especially good with Daniel to lead them. He had parties for them and when they were finished with their homework he would take them outside to play games. He worked hard and was very dedicated. Cal Poly should be very proud of him.