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, October 27, 2010

The Halloween Tree at PPL!

Good day, young Pomonans! Is this tree awesome or what?? Our Reference department put up this Halloween tree in honor of Ray Bradbury. Our Big Read this year is Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury also wrote Halloween Tree so this is our way of honoring him at this time of year.

Pomonans of all ages made the pumpkins you see here. Come on in and get the full affect of this mural like wonder.

Joke of the Day: What do witches ask for at hotels?
Answer: Broom service! ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Trick or Treating A Success!

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! We had a GREAT time in story time today. Everyone showed up at 12:15pm so we had one large group trick or treating. I have always said that only cute children live in Pomona and I think this proves it.

We had some slightly scary stories and trick or treated around the library.

A GREAT time was had by all!

Joke of the day: What did the alien say to the book?
Answer: Take me to your reader! ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Story Time Halloween!

All right all you Pomona ghouls - we are trick or treating tomorrow after story time. Come in your outfits for a short story time and then we will tour the building and scare our staff to death! It's very fun.

Staff will be handing out small toys and activity books. We let you in to areas of the library that is normally reserved for staff. So be ready for some spooky fun!

Joke of the day: What is a vampire's favorite holiday?
Answer: Fangs-giving! ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mrs. Nelson's Bookstore is 25!

Books for sale
Originally uploaded by RivCntyLib
Good Saturday, young Pomonans! Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Bookstore is having their 25th birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Laura Numeroff (author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie") will be there signing books. She will sign one book you bring from home and any that you buy at the store.

Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Bookstore
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 599-4558

Sunday October 17, 2010

Be there!

Joke of the day: Why is the math book so unhappy?
Answer: Because it's full of problems! ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fire Story Time

Today our toddlers participated in the Big Read. Since they are too young to read "Fahrenheit 451, we did stories about fire trucks and firefighters. In November we will have a Pomona Firefighter come to talk to us about what they do. Cool!

Joke of the day: What lets you walk through walls?
Answer: A door. ;)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Scrappy Toys at PPL

Good day, young Pomonans! Pictured here are toy storage boxes made by our friend Ren. He makes toys called Scrappy Toys. He had donated toys and one of the boxes for us to store our toys in. They look really great and add character to our story hour room!

Thanks Ren!

Joke of the day: How many feet are in a yard?
Answer: It depends on how many people are standing in it. ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Grinning Pumpkin
Originally uploaded by petern
Great news, young Pomonans! As part of the city's Big Read Program, we are having a pumpkin carving contest!

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes for 5 age groups:
-under five
-5-7 years old
-7-9 years old
-9-12 years old

Contest rules for Created Jack-O-Lanters:
-no larger than 1 foot in diameter
-Must be flat on the back of the Jack-O-Lantern
-Materials such as paper, cardboard, paper bags, wallpaper, paper plates, cloth, mesh, wood, plastic may be used
-Ornamentation may be added to the face

Turn in to the Pomona Public Library

Deadline: October 13, 2010

Be creative young Pomonans!!

Joke of the Day: What happens when an egg laughs?
Answer: It cracks up! ;)

Ray Bradbury Comes to Pomona This Friday Evening!

Calling all Pomonans! Ray Bradbury will be coming to Western University of Health Science this Friday, October 8th from 6-9pm. It is the first program of our Big Read. All of Pomona is to read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It is a classic science fiction book that raises a lot of interesting questions about our society.

Remember: Friday October 8, 2010 6-9pm
Western University of Health Sciences
Health Education Center
701 East Second Street
Pomona, CA

See you there!