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 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! ;)