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, 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!