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, June 26, 2010

Wednesday Programs July 7 - August 11 / Party August 18, 2010

Good Saturday young Pomonans! Our Wednesday programs will start a week from this Wednesday. We have some great shows lined up and here is what they are:

All programs are from 3:30-4:30pm.

Wednesday July 7: Puppet Show by Swazzle. We had Swazzle last year and this is a full fledged professional puppet show. They make their own puppets and do this work full time. They even added a segment of shadow puppets. After the show he shows you inside the puppet theater and tells you how the puppet are made! Don't miss this!

Wednesday July 14: Bubble Show with Bubblemania. This is our first time having Bubblemania but we've heard great things. He makes bubbles of all sizes and may even include you! Don't miss this!

Wednesday July 21: Magician Abbit the Average. (Pictured above.) This is one of my all time favorite shows. Jeff Abbit has become a good friend over the years. I love how he interacts with children and his sense of humor is hysterical. He is a professional magician and juggler and all around good guy. You don't even want to miss this!

Wednesday July 28: Wildlife Wonders was with us last year. They bring amazing wild animals. Last year they brought a baby alligator. He was awesome! I remember hearing a lot of ooohs and ahhhs and we learned a lot about each animal. Don't miss this!

August 4: Story teller Michael McCarty. This is Michael's first apperance here at PPL. I saw him perform at a performers showcase I attended. Michael memorizes his stories and has great eye contact with the audience. He is animated and includes children in his performance. Don't miss this!

August 11: The children of Pomona will perform in this Puppet Readers Theater. Sign up now at the Childrens desk if you want to be a part of this group. This group is like acting but you get to read your part from a script that you hold. You will be given several scripts and we will choose who will read what part. When you have been given your parts, you will make a puppet of each character. I have been given a puppet theater and you all will perform with your puppets in this theater. It is going to be great fun! Don't miss out on this opportunity to perform!

August 18th will be our party for all who read at least five hours in the reading program. This year we will have musician Craig Newton perform and play a bunch of different instruments. Craig has been here several times and we always have a great time. Some of us have been known to start dancing... You don't want to miss this!

We have a wonderful summer planned for all of you. We are the best deal in town because everything is free - even the air conditioning! Bring your friends and family and join us for a great summer! See you here at the amazing Pomona Public Library!!!

Joke of the day: What is the most musical bone?
Answer: The trom - bone! (I think Craig Newton plays several of them...) ;)


Pride in Garfield Park said...

AwEsOmE! What time are the events? We need to get these on the Google calendar.

Ms. Lois said...

I can't believe I forgot to put the time! I'll go back in and add it.

About the events calendar: I can't remember how to add events! :(

Maybe you can help me with that on Thursday! :)