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, June 16, 2010

Reading Buddy Program to Begin June 29, 2010

Great news, young Pomonans! Our Reading Buddy program will begin in full swing June 29, 2010.

The "Practice Makes Perfect Reading Buddy Program" is a volunteer program with high school and college students helping elementary school students improve their reading skills. The reading mentors will work with readers on a one-to-one basis in half-hour (30 minute) sessions. Readers may have only 1 half-hour (30 minute) session per day. They may practice up to two days each week.

This program is not meant to take the place of Summer School or tutoring. Only readers who read on their own are eligible to participate in this program. Children entering first (1st) grade who are already reading will be eligible. Mentors will not teach children how to read. Reading times are Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Due to the nature of volunteering, we cannot guarantee that mentors will always be available to read with children in Spanish.

Since our new hours will be Monday through Thursday 12:00-7:00pm, our Reading Buddy days will only be Monday and Tuesdays. Our Summer Reading performers day will be on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. We also will be open on Saturdays from 12:00-5:00pm so you can come in and turn in your reading hours. I will be explaining that program in a few days.

You must register with us for the Reading Buddy Program. Come in anytime now and fill out an application so you can be ready when we begin on June 29th.

This is really a GREAT program! Children get attention from older kids and the older kids get great pleasure in helping the young ones. If you need help picking out a book, Ms. Nissa and I will be more than happy to help you. (There are other books out there besides Wimpy Kid...) ;)

Take care and we will see you here at the Pomona Public Library!!

Joke of the day: Why did the nose refuse to go to school?
Answer: It was tired of being picked on! ;)

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