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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mt. Baldy As Seen From Walnut, California

The snow on Mt. Baldy has been wonderful the past few days. The snow on Saturday really helped it to look great. If you're outside today, make sure you look to the north. It is really worth it.

Tomorrow we have our story times as usual, but we will be celebrating National Pig Day. (March 1st is also my brother's birthday! Perfect! ;)

Preschool story time: 12:15pm
Infant story time: 1:00pm

Joke of the day: What kind of star is dangerous?
Answer: A shooting star! ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidents Day 2011

Good holiday young Pomonans! I like this picture. Is it President Lincoln chopping down a cherry tree??

Anyway, have a great day of rest or homework. I would tell you to come in and see us, but we are closed. Bummer.

See you tomorrow!

To my preschool Moms: My hours changed for tomorrow. Ms. Nissa will be doing preschool storytime and I will be doing Infant story time at 1:00pm. (They want me to work until 7:00pm, so I can't come in until 1:00pm.)

Joke of the day: How do you make a bandstand?

Answer: Take their chairs away! ;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Greg Shapton!

Oh yes, young Pomonans! Tomorrow is our Library Director Greg Shapton's Birthday. We celebrated it today and we had a great time! Normally Greg isn't shy, so I have no idea why he kept putting cards in front of his face. At least I got him good once before my battery died. ;)

He got many great cards about cats and about being old! (Good thing he has a good sense of humor!)

Joke of the day: Why can't your nose be 12 inches long?
Answer: Because then it would be a foot! ;)

Hard Landing

Hard Landing
Originally uploaded by Luminous Lu
Boy oh boy do I know how she feels! Good day, young Pomonans. Have you ever had a bad day? You know those days when you probably should have stayed home? Those days that people warn you about but you never take seriously? Well I seem to be having one of those days!

This morning it was threatening to rain. I called my mom and she said to me "Don't fall." I just laughed and said "yeah mom". I'm not laughing now!

In story time this morning I was doing my rendition of "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". I use my Grandma Lu puppet to act out the song. She literally eats all of the animals and when the spider "wiggles and jiggles and tickles inside her", I get really close to the kids and shake the puppet. I moved backwards after that and promptly fell off of a step, right onto my backside!!! How embarrassing!
But then you just have to laugh at yourself and move on.

So now young Pomonans, why am I telling you this story? It is this:

Joke of the day: What did I do for my story time kids today?
Answer: I fell for them! ;)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mel and Sydney

Howdy, young Pomonans! I have found yet another bird webcam! This one is of two barn owls named Mel and Sydney. They currently roost in a man-made birdhouse in Oceanside, California. The really amazing thing is that Sydney's eggs are about to hatch any day now! Go have a peek at http://sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Oceanside_Barn_Owls.html. Next time you visit, stop by the X598.9 section to learn more about barn owls. Also, if you haven't checked in on Phoebe the hummingbird's nest, you better get a move on- her chicks are nearing time to leave the nest!

Q: How do you know that owls are cleverer than chickens?
A: Have you ever heard of Kentucky-fried owl? :D

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Under the Weather

8/365 - Under the weather
Originally uploaded by Elle-za
Good morning, young Pomonans! I'm a little under the weather today. Under the weather...do you ever wonder where these little sayings come from? Why not on top of the weather or beside the weather? Why weather at all?? I'm sick for heavens sake! I do love this photo, however! Thank you flickr!

Anyway, I'm very sorry to miss story time. I hate being sick on Tuesdays. It's not fair!

I'll stop whining now. Believe me I could go on and on but it isn't pretty and I'm sure you have better things to do.

Have yourselves a GREAT day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Joke of the day: Why don't we make fun of colds?
Answer: Because they're nothing to sneeze at! ;)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The 45th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable Was a Success!

Good day young Pomonans!! We had a GREAT time at our Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable today. We estimated that 125 people came to hear Craig Newton and to make crafts and hear Laura's stories. A huge thank you to the Friends of the Pomona Public Library and to David Allen for including us in his Friday's column.

The Friends of the Pomona Public Library stepped in and helped make this year's Sociable happen. Hurray for the Friends!!! We love you! :)

Every child got to make a gingerbread boy or girl to decorate. They got to hear stories of Laura and got to have some tasty refreshments. It really was a fun day.

Joke of the day: How do you fix a broken Pizza?
Answer: With tomato paste.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable This Saturday!

Wow, young Pomonans! Two posts in one day!! Just a reminder that this Saturday, Feb. 5th is our 45th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable. We have musician Craig Newton coming to perform some of the songs that Pa used to play on his fiddle. We will also have stories about Laura and a really cool gingerbread craft.

Don't forget: this Saturday, Feb. 5th from 1:00-3:00pm. See you here!!

Joke of the day: Why was the cookie crying?
Answer: Because it's mother had been a wafer so long! ;)

Live Hummingbird Cam

Greetings, young Pomonans! Over the weekend I discovered this cool site where you can watch a live webcam feed of two recently hatched hummingbirds named Bea and Jay. Their mom, Phoebe, has created their nest from feathers and plants, then "glued" it together with spiderwebs. It is in a rosebush! This is not the first time Phoebe has laid tic-tac sized eggs in the rosebush. She returns to this spot pretty regularly. You can view the hatchlings at http://phoebeallens.com/. There you can click on Phoebe Facts to learn more about her and the type of hummingbird she is (Channel Islands Allen's Hummingbird) and the Links button will take you to a really neat PBS video about hummingbirds. Next time your at the library, stop by the X598.8 section and learn more about hummingbirds. Then you can keep your eyes out for hummingbirds in your garden!