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, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year Young Pomonans!

Have a great and safe new years celebration! Was 2011 a good year for you? What would you change if you could?

What do you look forward to in 2012? See you here in the new year!

Joke of the day: What is a cow's favorite holiday?
Answer: Moo Year's Day! (okay so I was desperate...)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Have a Great Holiday Season!

It's that time of year, young Pomonans! You are out of school and it was great to see so many of you in here today. Here is our schedule for the next two weeks:

Dec. 19 & 20: 12:00pm-7:00pm
Dec. 21-26: Closed
Dec. 27 &28: 12:00pm-7:00pm
Dec. 29-Jan. 2: Closed

Open again Jan. 3, 2012 12:00-7:00pm

Have a GREAT vacation time with your family and friends.

Joke of the day: Which reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?
Answer: "Rude"-olph!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Share A Book

Hello, young Pomonans! Now that Thankgiving is over come on into the library for holiday stories. We have books of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or read about these holidays in other countries. We have plenty to go around and as long as you have a library card, everything is FREE!

See you here!

Joke of the day: Why does Santa have three gardens?
Answer: So he ca hoe hoe hoe! ;)

Monday, November 21, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving, young Pomonans! These are my three favorite Thanksgiving books. We still have copies available so come in and get yours. You better come today because we will be closed Tuesday through Friday.

Our hours this week: Monday 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday Closed

Friday Closed

Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Joke of the day: What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
Answer: I'm stuffed! ;)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pomona Public Library Will Be Closed Nov. 9,2011

Good Monday, young Pomonans. The library will be closed Wednesday, November 9th in honor of Veterans Day. The real Veterans Day is Friday the 11th, but we are already closed.

We will be opened November 12th for our regular Saturday. See you then!

Joke of the day: What do pancakes and baseball have in common?
Answer: They both depend on the batter! ;)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pomona Public Library Will Be Closed Saturday

ATTENTION !!!! by fs999
ATTENTION !!!!, a photo by fs999 on Flickr.

Attention all Pomonans!! We will be closed this Saturday, November 5th.

Please mark your calendars. Seventh Street will be closed from Garey to Park as well. Save all your homework questions for us for Monday, November 7th.

Joke of the day: Where do most ghosts live?
Answer: In Howllywood, California!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween At Garfield Park!

Good Saturday, young Pomonans! Garfield Park had a great Halloween celebration this afternoon. I saw some of you library folks there! It was great to see you. I was only able to stay about 45 minutes because I needed to come back to the library.

There were games to play, crafts, jumping thing (I don't know what they're called!), and story time and they were going to have a barbeque.

Joke of the day: What do ghosts add to their breakfast cereal?
Answer: Booberries! ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Infant Story Time Trick-Or-Treat!

We had another good time this afternoon with our infant story time group. We had shorter stories than yesterday but these kids were just as cute!

Joke of the day: Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
Answer: Because he didn't have any guts! ;)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Preschool Trick-Or-Treat!

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! I don't think there is anything cuter than a preschooler in a Halloween costume!! We had a great time! We started with stories and songs in the story hour room and then we went trick-or-treating around the library.

Joke of the day: How do witches keep their hair in place while flying?
Answer: Scare Spray! ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Trick-Or-Treat in Story Time!

Trick-or-Treat? by SplendidFig
Trick-or-Treat?, a photo by SplendidFig on Flickr.

Hello, young Pomonans! Our trick-or-treat in story time is this week!

Preschool story time: Tomorrow, Oct. 25th at 12:15pm

Infant story time: Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 12:15pm

See you here!!!

Joke of the day: What do you call a goblin who gets too close to the bonfire?
Answer: A toasty ghosty. ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WOW!! Did we have a great time with willow?? YES!! Willow is a wonderful dog and her trainer, Officer Hernandez was a great storyteller. He told us of her work as a k9 detective. In fact, Willow received an award from the City of Pomona. Officer Hernandez and Willow were flown up to Northern California to help find a fugitive who was hiding in a huge wilderness area and was armed with a gun. They had been looking for this fugitive for five weeks with no luck. When officer Hernandez and Willow got there, they found the fugitive on the second day.

We are so proud of them! As you can see in the pictures, Willow loves everyone. She's very good with small children. Isn't her badge cool??

If you weren't here you missed a wonderful time. We asked Officer Hernandez that when Willow retires, would she be willing to be a library dog?? Please??? :)

Joke of the day: What do dogs and trees have in common?
Answer: They both have bark! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Good Saturday, young Pomonans. This Tuesday you won't want to miss story time because Willow and her trainer will be in story time to tell you what they do. Willow just won an award from the City of Pomona. Be here to hear her story.

Joke of the day: How do you stop a werewolf from howling in the back seat?
Answer: Put him in the front! ;)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pomona Public Library Big Read 2011

Our Big Read kickoff is this Friday October 7, 2011 at 6:00pm.

Classic Noir Panel
moderated by Author Denise Hamilton
Julie Rivett, Dashiell Hammett's granddaughter
Judith Freeman, Raynond Chandler biographer
Tom Nolan, Ross Macdonald biographer

Reception at 6:00pm

Friday, October 7, 2011
Western University of Health Sciences
Health Education Center. Room 2001
701 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766

Tell your parents to join in the Big Read with us!

We will have "Willow" a Pomona Police dog at story time on October 18th. You won't want to miss that!

See you here!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed by snow41
Johnny Appleseed, a photo by snow41 on Flickr.

Join us in story time tomorrow (Tuesday, September 27th) to celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday. He was born September 26, 1774 and was a nurseryman who really liked apples. He traveled around spreading appleseeds to different areas. He is also known for his kindness to animals. What a guy!! As you can see in this picture, he wore a pot on his head as he traveled!

Joke of the day: Why did the peanut cross the road?
Answer: To get to the shell station! ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Story Times Begin This Week!

MFC - Story Time by catnipstudio
MFC - Story Time, a photo by catnipstudio on Flickr.

Good day, young Pomonans! Our story times start in full swing this week!

Tuesday September 13th: 12:15pm Preschool story time ages 2-5

Wednesday September 14th: 12:15pm Infant story time ages 0-2.

It will be so good to get back into the swing of things! See you there!

Joke: What do you get when you cross a pair of pants with a dictionary?
Answer: Smarty pants! ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Heat

summer heat by melekzek
summer heat, a photo by melekzek on Flickr.

How are you all taking the heat, young Pomonans? Now that your back in school it's kind of hard to concentrate in this heat. Remember to drink PLENTY of water. Or be like this dog and go sit in a cold pool of water!

We are open the same hours as last year, so nothing has changed in that regard. Here are our hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

Saturday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Closed Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Joke of the day: What has teeth but won't bite?
Answer: A comb. ;)

Monday, August 15, 2011

PPL Summer Reading Program Party

What a great time we had at our party! As you can see we had some interesting animals in the children's room! We had a baby alligator, a hegehog, a tarantula, a boa constrictor, a ferret, and a baby wallaby. These animals came from all over the world. I can't remember now which animal came from where, except for the baby wallaby. He/she was from Australia.

Our attendance wasn't what it has been in the past so next year we will work on reaching out and seeing about growing again.

We are still open the same hours: Monday-Wednesday 12:00pm-7:00pm. Closed Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Open 12:00pm-5:00pm Saturday.

Our programs will begin again the week of September 12, 2011.

Joke of the day: What do you get when you cross a camera and an alligator?
Answer: A snapshot! ;)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pacific Animals Tomorrow at PPL

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! Pacific Animals will be here tomorrow, August 10th from 3:30-4:30pm. This picture was taken last year. Remember our air conditioner was out? Yea, I don't much want to remember that, but we did have our programs outside. This year our air is working fabulous and we will have this program inside. This is the baby alligator they brought last year and I'm sure they will be bringing either this one or another one like it. You don't want to miss this!!

Our Summer Reading Program will officially end tomorrow. But remember we are still here to help you get ready for school.

Beginning in September, our story times will be a bit different. Our schedule will be:

Tuesdays 12:15-12:45pm Preschoolers ages 2 to 5.

Wednesdays 12:15pm-12:45pm Infants ages 0 to 2.

See you here!!!!!

Joke of the day: What did the doctor give the patient with a splitting headache?
Answer: Glue! ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! We had a very successful 2nd Puppet Reader's Theater. The puppets were made by the cast members and turned out really well. They had little "commercials" between the stories and a GREAT time was had by all! I can't wait for the 3rd annual Puppet Reader's Theater!

Next Wednesday is our last program of our Summer Reading Program. This year went so fast!!
August 10th we will have Pacific Animals come. Last year they brought a baby alligator! You don't want to miss this!

Joke of the day: Who can jump higher than a 10 story building?
Answer: Anybody! Buildings can't jump! ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

This Wednesday, August 3rd is our 2nd Annual Puppet Readers Theater!

Good Monday, young Pomonans! This Wednesday our Puppet Reader's Theater will perform! They have made their own puppets that goes with the scripts they are reading. They are a very creative group!

Remember this Wednesday, August 3rd at 3:30pm in the story hour room. Be here!

Joke of the day: What is a frog's favorite soda?
Answer: Croak-a-Cola! ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Craft Day!

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! We had a craft day for all of you lead by our resident teen, Kelly Gomez. She did a fantastic job and a great time was had by all!

Joke of the day: Why did the craft stick not want to be in the craft?
Answer: Because it always got stuck to everything! ;)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Abbit the Average as Hairless Potter!

Hello young Pomonans! We had a great time with Abbit the Average as Hairless Potter!! What energy he has! Abbit is one of our most beloved entertainers and we enjoy him every year. The kids remember him and are sure to be here for his performance. Just look at the last picture how engaged the children are! To us he is not Abbit the Average but Abbit the Magnificent!! Bravo!!!

Next Wednesday at 3:30pm we will have a craft. So if you have a crafty mind, be sure to be here!!

Joke of the day: What did the judge say when a skunk entered the courtroom?
Answer: Odor in the court! ;)