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, June 21, 2011

Redding Public Library Redding, California

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! I was very fortunate to have gone on vacation last week to visit some dear friends in Redding, California. Of course, I HAD to make a stop at their public library and loved what I saw! They have a wonderful library and a GREAT room for their children. I started outside and worked my way into the children's area. They had a nice adult area but was more concerned with the children's room! They have a large reading area pretty close to the size of ours but different shaped. They had a story hour room that was nice but wasn't as fabulous as ours! I did go to their story time and had a great time.

One thing I liked very much was they had more staff. They had staff to do the story time and two other staff members to do the puppet show. The more staff you have, the more programs you can do which helps out the children even more. As you can see in one of the pictures they have the same reading program theme as we do. "One World, Many Stories." Most libraries across the United States have the same theme. I love that! I took note on the different ways they were using the theme. I get most of my "original" ideas from other libraries! ;)

As you go on vacation this summer, try to visit different libraries. It's a lot of fun and you can compare your own library to theirs. Which do you like better? It doesn't matter because you can make your own library really great. Talk to us! That's what we are here for!

Have a fabulous summer and see you here!!

Joke of the day: Why does the snake lose all of his arguments?
Answer: Because he doesn't have a leg to stand on. ;)

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