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, December 3, 2012

Story Time to Begin Again at PPL!

Good Monday young Pomonans!  I bring GREAT news!  Story time will begin again this week at YOUR Pomona Public Library!  Here are the days and times:

Tuesdays:  10:15am  Preschool children ages 2-5.
Wednesdays:  2:30pm  Family story time all ages.

On December 18th the library is changing its hours from 10:00am to 3:00pm to 2:00pm to 7:00pm.  When that happens our Tuesday preschool program will be at 2:30pm as well.

What good news for all of us at the Pomona Public Library!!

Joke of the day:  How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
Answer:  Because you never see rabbits wearing glasses!  ;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Story Time is back at PPL in time for the holidays!

GREAT news young Pomonans!  Story time will begin again December 4th and 5th!!!!

We will have preschool story time on Tuesdays at 10:15am.  Come hear some GREAT holiday stories!

On Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm we will have a story time for whoever wants to come.  It will be great to get back into that again as we haven't had story time since July.  See you HERE  in our story hour room!

Joke of the day: When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
Answer:  In the dictionary!!  ;)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In-N-Out to end Saturday

Hello young Pomonans!  Just a reminder that our In_N-Out Cover to Cover reading program is ending this Saturday, November 17, 2012.  Be here before 4:45pm to get your coupon for In-N-Out.  See you here!!

Joke of the day:  Have you ever read the peacock?
Answer:  It's a beautiful tail!  ;)


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In-N-Out Reading Program at PPL

Hello young Pomonans!  We are now doing the Cover to Cover Reading Program with In-N-Out.  Come in to pick up your reading logs and start reading!  You can read 15 books between now and November 17, 2012 and get THREE coupons to go to In-N-Out for a free hamburger or cheeseburger! This program is for children ages 4 to 12.

See you soon!  Don't wait too long, Thursday is November already!

Joke of the day:  What do you call a duck with fangs?  Answer: Count Duckula!  ;)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Georgette Baker at The Pomona Public Library

Good Tuesday young Pomonans!  These pictures were taken last Wednesday at our program by Georgette Baker.  Georgette did a program called "Latin American Adventures."  It was a GREAT program where we heard stories and songs in English and Spanish.  Everyone enjoyed her very much and even adults from the adult room came to listen.  A good time was had by all!

Joke of the day: What lives at the bottom of the sea and carries a lot of fish?
Answer:  An octobus!  ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


                                                    Hello young Pomonans!  We have a real treat in store for you.  Georgette Baker will be here to perform her "Latin American Adventures" just for you!  This is a great treat for us because she wants to perform ONLY for the Pomona Public Library.  Georgette has been here several times before so some of you may remember her.  She is a gifted storyteller and singer.  SAVE THIS DATE:  WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH AT 3:30PM.  BE HERE OR BE SQUARE!!!
Georgette Baker

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We're Baaaack!

Good Tuesday morning, young Pomonans!  We are back from our closure and are more than ready to help you with your work and your reading pleasures.  You'll notice that we are only open on the first floor but that's okay!  All the important things like children's and young adult books are here.  :) 

Here are the times we are open:  Don't forget them!

Monday: 2pm-7pm

Tuesday: 10am-3pm

Wednesday: 2pm-7pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 12pm-5pm

See you here!

Joke of the day:  Why did the kid eat his homework?
Answer:  Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake!  ;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pomona Public Library As We Knew It

Hello Young Pomonans.  This is a very sad day for us at the Pomona Public Library.  Life as we knew it won't be the same in the future.  The GOOD news is that the library will stay open.  And that is VERY good news.  The downstairs of the library will be blocked off so everything will be on the upper level.  We will be open shorter hours but please remember.  WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU.

We will be closed from August 16th through September 3rd.  We will open on September 4th with these new hours:

Monday: 2:00pm-7:00pm.
Tuesday:  10:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

I sincerely hope that you will take advantage of these hours.  People are working on bringing the library back to its former self but that might take a year or two.  Please hang in there with us.  You young people are especially precious to us and we want to help you get a good education and teach you that reading is fun.

I'm signing out for now but I will be back in September and I'll begin posting again.

Love you Young Pomonans!

Joke of the day:  When you ask a chicken what they love to do best, what do they cluck?
Answer: Book! Book! Book!  ;)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We had a great time these past three weeks.  This group got together and read different scripts and made puppets of their characters.  It was fun just being around these kids.  We laughed and encouraged each other on their projects.  The top picture you see really nice kids.  The second picture is their playful side!!  Did I mention we had a lot of fun??

This is the last program at the Pomona Public Library in the foreseeable future.  On August 15, 2012 the City will close it's only library.  Sometime after Labor Day we will open again with a much smaller staff.  

This Summer Reading Program has been especially fun.  Hopefully in the years to come we can start our programming up again.

Joke of the day:   Why did Cinderella get kicked off the baseball team?
Answer:  She ran away from the ball!  ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Juggler Daved Cousin Coming July 11th at 3:30pm

Good Saturday, young Pomonans!  Okay, the 4th is over and we are back on track with our Summer Reading Program!  Juggler David Cousin has been here before and will WOW us again I'm sure.  This program is a real treat because David is so talented and because he's a nice guy!  Be sure to be here:

THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11th AT 3:30pm  (Click on picture to enlarge.)

Joke of the day: What did one juggler say to the other juggler?
Answer:  What's up?   ;)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Franklin Haynes Marionettes

Good Wednesday young Pomonans!  We had a GREAT marionette show today!  The marionettes were fabulous and it was a really funny show with a lot of pirate jokes.  The show was called "The Princess and the Pirate." 

Joke of the day: What's black and white and red all over?
Answer: A zebra with a rash!  ;)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Week One and Two of our Summer Reading Programs

Most of you recognize our first performer of the year.  He is our good friend Abbit the Average.  He is my all time favorite children's entertainer.  Once again he gave his fun and shocking program.  By shocking I mean the way he makes things disappear.  Not shocking as in electrocuting.  You know what I mean. 

The second program was Pacific animals.  Cindi brought some fun animals.  I didn't get a picture of the baby alligator but that one got everybody's attention!

This coming week, June 26th at 3:30pm we will have Franklin Haynes Marionettes.  We have not had this program before so be sure to come and check it out.  We saw him perform at a showcase we went to and were very impressed.  SEE YOU HERE!!

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Dream Big — Read!

Good Saturday young Pomonans!!  It's been awhile since I've blogged because google and blogger have changed things and it's taken me longer than I care to admit to catch up!

Our Summer Reading Program starts Monday June 4, 2012!
That's a week from Monday!  Our theme for this year is:

Dream Big: Read!  It's really simple.  All you do is come in and sign up.  We give you a reading log to help you track the hours you read.  When you have read for five hours, come in and show us your tracker that one of your parents have signed.  Then we give you a prize!  Is that great or what??  We give out prizes for every 5 hours read up to 20 hours!

Reading Buddies also begins June 4, 2012.  To participate in this program you must come in to the library to sign up.  Fill out an application and we will put you with either a high school or college student to practice reading for 30 minutes.  The hours for this program are:  Monday and Tuesday 1-4pm. Wednesday 1-3pm.  Come in anytime during those hours and you can practice your reading with an older student.

Teens, we have a program for you!  The theme is: Own the Night.  Read and record your five hours on your reading log to earn special prizes and entries in our Grand Prize Drawing!  You also can participate in our Reading Buddies program.  Sign up at the Children's desk to help a young child read!

Adults, we haven't forgotten you.  The Adult Reading Program also begins June 4, 2012.  Please go to or call our Reference Desk (909) 620-2043 ext. 2701 for details.

See you here at the Pomona Public Library June 4 - July 25, 2012 for all of our Summer Reading Programs for all ages!

Joke of the day:  What is smaller than a talking cat?
Answer: A spelling bee!  ;) 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hello young Pomonans!  This is a picture of one of our crafts a few years ago.  Blogger has changed the format and I'm still trying to figure this out!  Please be patient while I sort through all this new stuff.  As they say, I'm trying to teach an old horse a new trick!  Help!  ;)

Joke of the day:  What does a horse and librarian have in common?  A tale/tail.  :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chocolate Easter Bunny!

For all of you who hide easter candy this Sunday, have fun! These easter bunnies look too cute to eat! Have a great day!

Joke of the day:

What did one egg say to the other egg?
Answer: Egg 'cuse me but I don't get the yoke! (Okay, that was bad even for me!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pottery Class Here Saturday March 17th



Thomas Ahern will present an

overview of California 20th Century

pottery, emphasizing some of the early

1900s manufacturers, mid-century

modern pottery, as well as small studio

and commercial studio potters up to


Thomas Ahern is a Certified

Appraiser, Education Coordinator

and Teacher with the College for

Appraisers in Whittier, CA. He is

also on the Acquisitions Committee

of AMOCA, American Museum of

Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA

Saturday March 17, 2012

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Public Conference Room

This Program is FREE

All are welcome to attend

Pomona Public Library

625 S. Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766

909 620-2043 ext. 2701

Joke of the day: What did the kiln say to the clay pot?

Answer: You're fired!! ;)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our Prairie Reader's Theater!

Hello young Pomonans! These six 4th graders are from Ranch Hills Elementary School. They performed a Reader's Theater version of one of Laura's stories. They did a great job and added a lot to our program. Well done!

Joke of the day: What happens when you throw a green stone in the Red Sea?
Answer: It gets wet!

Good Saturday, young Pomonans! We had a GREAT time at the 46th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable. Six students from the Ranch Hills Elementary 4th grade class performed a Reader's Theater of one of Laura's Stories. Then we had this GREAT band called the Whirled Peas Band. They were fantastic! They sang and danced and played instruments that the Ingalls would have used. For instance a banjo, fiddle, guitar and flute! They even taught us a dance!

Thank you to the Whirled Peas Band for bringing Laura's life to us in Pomona, California!

Joke of the day: What's the most slippery nation in the world?
Answer: Greece! ;)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The 46th Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable

Good Wednesday, young Pomonans! This coming Saturday is our 46th annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable. This will be my 22 consecutive Sociable and I am really looking forward to it.

One thing that is different this year is that we are having six fourth graders from Ranch Hills Elementary school do a Reader's Theater of one of the stories in Laura's book. They rehearsed today and they did a great job! They will be dressing in period clothing.

After that we will have country western music from the Whirled Peas Band. They also will be in period clothing and will be using instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, and guitar.

After that we will have a craft activity and refreshments. It will be a BLAST!! (And a blast from the past!)

See you all here this Saturday February 4th from 1:00-3:00pm.

Joke of the day: Why did the baseball player take his bat to the library?
Answer: His teacher told him to hit the books! ;)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Claudia

Most of you know that Ms. Nissa has been out on maternity leave for the last three months. The time has gone so fast! While she was out, Ms. Claudia helped us by working the desk and any job we needed her to do. It has been a blast working with her and we will miss her dearly. We are hoping that in the future she can come back.

If you would like to stop by and say goodbye to her, her last day is tomorrow February 1st. She works 12pm to 5pm.

Please come back and visit us Ms. Claudia!!!

Joke of the day: Why do birds fly south for the winter?
Answer: Because it's too far to walk.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Caldecott Medal 2012

The Newbery and Caldecott awards were announced today.

The Caldecott Medal

Winner: A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka

Honor Books:

Blackout by John Rocco
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell

We won't have these books for awhile. It's takes us some time to order them. But please come in and pester us about them!

Joke of the day: Why did the bunny cross the road?
Answer: To show his girlfriend that he could hip hop! ;)

Newbery Award Medal 2012

Newbery Award Medal by gretchichi
Newbery Award Medal, a photo by gretchichi on Flickr.

The Newbery and Caldecott book winners have been announced.

The Newbery Awards are:

Medal Winner:
Dead End In Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Honor Books:
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Come in and check them out! Give us several weeks so we can order them.

Joke of the day: Why do you go to bed?

Answer: Because the bed won't go to you! ;)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Grandma Jean

Dear Young Pomonans,

Our favorite Grandma Jean Roman must resign as our resident Grandma. She has had heath problems and cannot come in to read anymore.

Grandma Jean has spent the last 20 years reading on Wednesday afternoons to our children. She began with other grandparents in a program we started called Grandparents and Books. We had a group of about 15 readers who would rotate reading. Then after about five years only two grandparents were left: Grandma Flo and Grandma Jean. For the last three or four years it has just been Grandma Jean.

Grandma Jean will be missed by all of us. Because of her our Grandparents and Books program lasted twenty years.

Much love to Grandma Jean!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We're Back In the Saddle Again!

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans and happy new year! "We're back in the saddle again" means we are back to business as usual. So why didn't I just say that? Good question.

Here are our hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, Thursday, Friday:

Our preschool story time is every Tuesday at 12:15pm. This group is for children ages 2-5.

Infant story time is every Wednesday at !2:15pm. This group is for children ages 0-2.

See you here!

Joke of the day: Why does a stork stand on one leg?
Answer: Because it would fall over if it lifted the other one! ;)