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, July 28, 2010

Wild Wonders at PPL

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! We had a great time with Wild Wonders today. She brought an armadillo, hedgehog, Kikachew (I don't know if I spelled that right), a baby alligator and a boa constrictor! You all were very brave to want to pet them all. I got as close as I could to take their pictures but I didn't want to touch them!

Thanks for being such good sports. Congratulations to our raffle winners and to our Readers of the Week: Diana Ceja and Andrea Aveles.

Joke of the day: What side of the porcupine is the sharpest?
Answer: The outside! ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wild Wonders Come to PPL

Good Monday, young Pomonans! This is a picture of Wild Wonders when they came last year. As you can see she is holding a baby alligator! Those of you who wanted to touch it could. She put a muzzle over it's mouth and those of you who were brave enough petted it. I was not among the brave. But many of you were and I was proud of you.

Remember we will be outside near the courthouse on the lawn. Bring blankets to sit on to make yourselves more comfortable. I even saw some of you bring bowls of fruit to help take off the edge. Bravo! It really is cooler out under the trees than it is inside the library.

For those of you who signed up for our Puppet Readers Theater we will have our first rehearsal tomorrow at 2:3pm. You will be assigned parts and we will start to talk about what your puppet should look like.

See you here!!!

Joke of the day: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
Answer: I have no eye deer! ;)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Abbit the Average!

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! What a great time we had with Abbit the Average. He is absolutely one of my favorite children's performers. He has a great sense of humor and is quite talented as a magician, a juggler too!

Congratulations to the winners of our drawing and to our readers of the week: Lavon Sylvers and Daniel Orduna.

Next Wednesday we will have Wild Wonders. They bring animals and last year they even brought a baby alligator. It was great!

Joke of the day: What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
Answer: Finding only half a worm! ;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Still No Air Conditioning at PPL

Hello young Pomonans! This is one of two huge fans that they have brought in to cool us down some. And I do mean some. It helps if you are standing right in front of it but if you are in the stacks it doesn't help much. They put one downstairs and one upstairs. Do you think they put one in the children's room? No they did not. :(

We are glad that it is cooler today and hope for a cool summer! Don't forget to be reading your hours because we have some great prizes!

Joke of the day: What do you call babies' knees?
Answer: Kid-neys! ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Still No Air Conditioning at PPL

Good Monday, young Pomonans! Yes, it is still quite warm here at PPL. If you come in, please be sure to wear comfortable clothes as it is quite warm in here.

The Reading Buddies are going strong on Mondays and Tuesdays. Not many of you are sticking around much after that and I don't blame you. It may not be fixed for a while but believe me, I will post when it is cool again.

Remember this coming Wednesday is our comedian magician, Abbit the Average. It will be at 3:30pm outside under a shade tree. Remember to bring a blanket or something to sit on that will make you more comfortable.

Hang in there with us!!

Joke of the day: Why did the robber wear blue gloves?
Answer: Because he didn't want to be caught red handed! ;)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bubble Mania at PPL

Good Thursday, young Pomonans! We had a great time with Bubble Mania yesterday. She made all different sizes of bubbles plus, as you can see, some of you actually got inside one! It was really hot in the room and all of your were troopers to stick it out. Congratulations to all of our raffle winners, and to our two readers of the week: Sun Chow and Maria Castillo.

Next week and the following Wednesday programs will be outside under the shade trees. Remember to bring a blanket to sit on so you will be more confortable.

Every Monday and Tuesdays this month from 12:00pm-4:00pm will be our Reading Buddies. That has been going extremely well. Students and mentors: keep up the good work!

Joke of the day: What do you call a short psychic who escaped from jail?
Answer: A small medium at large! ;)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Air Conditioning Still Out at PPL

We all empathize with Roscoe the Pug dog. It looks like he is in a library too with no air conditioning. I notice people aren't staying as long and I don't blame them. If you want air conditioning, it looks like you'll have to go to the mall.

We will have our Bubble Mania program inside tomorrow but all others will be outside under the shade trees. Please bring a blanket or something to sit on so you will be more comfortable.

We will make it through this! The show will go on! Long live Pomona!!

Joke of the day: What did the traffic light say to the car?
Answer: Don't look, I'm changing! ;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bubblemania Coming to PPL Wednesday, July 14 at 3:30pm

Before the Bubble Burst...
Originally uploaded by HDR Cafe
Good Monday, young Pomonans! This is the first Monday we have been open in over a year and it's good to be back. Sadly, we will be closed Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

This Wednesday, July 14th is a special program with bubbles. Bubble Mania will be showing different and all kinds of bubbles. You might end up INSIDE one! Since our theme this year is: Make a Splash @ Your Library, we thought a bubble program would be appropriate.

Don't forget! It's this Wednesday, July 14th at 3:30pm.

See you here!

Joke of the day: What can run but cannot walk?
Answer: Water! ;)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Swazzle Puppet Show

Great Wednesday, young Pomonans! We had a splendid time with Swazzle. I told you they were good! Swazzle did a circus program this year and we enjoyed it very much.

Next week is Bubble Mania. Come and get inside a real bubble!

Joke of the day: What did one mountain say to the other mountain after an earthquake?
Answer: It wasn't my fault! ;)
(Right after I posted this we had an earthquake. How weird is that?)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Air Conditioning Still Out at PPL

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! I'm sorry to have to tell you that our air conditioning is still out, so if you come to the library, wear something cool. It sounds like there is something seriously wrong with it so it may take a while to fix.

Joke of the day: What kind of dance do you do on a trampoline?
Answer: Hip Hop! ;)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Swazzle Puppet Show

This coming Wednesday, July 7th at 3:30pm we will be having an amazing puppet show by Swazzle. For those of you who were here last year, you saw how amazing they are. They even have a segment of shadow puppets. Very awesome!

The air conditioning is still not working today. Hopefully it will be working next week. I'll keep you posted.

Joke of the day: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
Answer: A gummy bear! ;)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Warning! No Air Conditioning at PPL

Hello young Pomonans!

As some of you felt yesterday, our air conditioning went out. It is still out today so if you're looking for somewhere to stay out of the heat, try the mall. But we are still here and we are doing our best to joke about it and so far it's working. (I hope that is still true around 4pm) ;)

Today is our last Thursday to be open so we are all appreciating that. It will be our last infant story time as well. We are combining the two story times (infant and toddler) for the summer and we will re-evaluate it in September.

Take care and stay cool!

Joke of the day: What did the Atlantic Ocean say to the Pacific Ocean?
Answer: Nothing. They just waved! ;)