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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pomona Airport on Display at PPL

Good day, young Pomonans! Our friend Ren made this cool plane and airport as part of his Scrappy Toy business. He is letting us display this for a short time so please come in and see it. He also made the police car just underneath the airport. He made many of these cars and distributed them around Pomona so the Pomona police would know we are behind them. Cool!

Don't forget that the Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable is coming February 5, 2011.

Joke of the day: What do you call a FedEx driver and a UPS driver?
Answer: Fed Up! ;)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! It is the end of January, so what event is coming to PPL in February??? The Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Sociable of course!! This is our 45th consecutive year of honoring Laura close to her birthday. Her actual birthday is February 7th, but we do the Sociable the first Saturday of February.

This year we are having Craig Newton perform music that Pa probably played on his fiddle. Craig plays many different instruments and will tell you what they are called and where the instrument comes from. As you can see in this picture, he involves the children in his presentation. Craig is really, really good. Do not miss out on this!! Mark your calendars for Febuary 5, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Pomona Public Library and they will provide refreshments as well!!

See you here!!!

Joke of the day: What is white when dirty and black when clean?
Answer: A blackboard! ;)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Newbery and Caldecott Winners, 2011

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! The American Library Association announced the Newbery and Caldecott Winners and Honor books. Here are the winners:

Newbery Medal:

"Moon Over Manifest" written by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Newbery Honor Books:

"Turtle in Paradise" written by Jennifer L. Holm, published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

"Heart of a Samurai" written by Margi Preus, published by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams.

"Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" written by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Rick Allen, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

"One Crazy Summer" written by Rita Williams-Garcia, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Caldecott Medal

"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Phillip C. Stead, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing

Caldecott Honor Books

"Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave" Illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

"Interrupting Chicken" Illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick Press.

There you have it! The Newberry and Caldecott medal winners are the highest awards given to children's literature in the United States. It is truly an honor to be awarded this prize.

We do not have these in at the moment. They have been ordered and should be here in the next several weeks. Congratulations to the winners!

Joke of the day: Why did John walk backwards to school?
Answer: It was back to school day! ;)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Schedule for January

Originally uploaded by Marco Buonvino
Good new year, young Pomonans! With our holidays over, our regular schedule begins again.

Mondays: Open 12pm to 7pm

Tuesdays: Open 12pm to 7pm
Preschool story time: 12:15pm
Infant story time: 1:00pm

Wednesdays: Open 12pm to 7pm
Grandparents and Books 3:30-4:30pm

Thursdays and Fridays closed

Saturdays: Open 12pm to 5pm

Sundays closed

We are here and ready for you so come in and let us help!

Joke of the day: What did the hungry computer say?
Answer: I could go for a byte! ;)