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.

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! ;)