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, August 17, 2013

Goodbye Pomona Public Library

Hello young Pomonans!  The time has come for me to retire and I just can't believe it!  It's been a great 23 years.  Shoot, I've been here longer than most of you have been alive!  The Pomona Public Library is an awesome library and it will continue to be for many, many years.

The most fun for me was to watch you all come in.  Before you could read, you would sit with a picture book and make up the story by looking at the pictures.  I loved that!  Then you could read and I would watch with pride the joy you got from reading all on your own.  Then you would come by and say "hi Ms. Lois" as you breezed on by to pick out your own chapter book.  Then you adjusted over to the Young Adult area to find what treasures lay there.  By the time I lost you to the adult room you still had a kind word to say to the lady who used to read to you.  Goodbye my sweet Young Pomonans.  You'll all be in my heart.

Ms. Lois

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2013 Summer Reading Program - Reading Is So Delicious!

Our 2013 Summer Reading Program begins Monday June 3rd.  Come in and sign up and begin reading.  We give out prizes every 5 hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours.  We will have our Wednesday programs every Wednesday June 5 through July 10.  More info to come!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Summer Reading Program at the Pomona Public Library

Set these dates aside:  June 3 - July 13, 2013.  These are the six weeks we are going to be doing the Summer Reading Program.  "Reading Is Delicious" is our theme this year.

Infant Reading Program: ages 0-4 can have someone read to them and when they have reached 20 books, they come in for their prizes.

Children's Reading Program: ages 5-12  keep track of hours they read.  They receive prizes after five, ten, fifteen and twenty hours.

Teen Reading Program: ages 13-15 keep track of hours they read.  They receive prizes after five, ten, fifteen, and twenty hours.

For more information call Ms. Lois at: (909) 620-2043 ext. 2730.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

47th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable

This is Judith Helton portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder at the 47th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable.

The bottom picture is a photograph of Charles and Caroline Ingalls or better known as "Pa" and "Ma".

As always Judith did a marvelous job telling Laura's stories.  The children were captivated with stories of bears that weren't really bears, of sleigh rides with pigs, and Indians and grasshoppers!

A huge thank you to the Friends of the Pomona Public Library for sponsoring this event.  They also provided the craft and refreshments.  Hooray for the Friends!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

47th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable Coming February 2, 2013

Good Tuesday young Pomonans!  Our 47th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable will be February 2, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm.

A HUGE thank you to the Friends of the Pomona Public Library for sponsoring this yearly event.  It doesn't seem possible we have been doing this for 47 years straight!

This year we are happy to have Judith Helton (pictured on the left).  As you can see she dresses up as Laura Ingalls Wilder and tells Laura's stories in the first person.  For example, "I am Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder and when I was a child we had a dog named Jack."  She tells Laura's stories with enthusiasm.  The Friends will also be doing a craft.  You will be making a bonnet to take home!  Also this year we will have a musical group from the Pomona School of Arts and Enterprises to entertain us.


What:  47th Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable

Where: The Children's room at the Pomona Public Library

Date and Time: February 2, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Joke of the day:  Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
Answer:  Because chickens didn't exist yet!  ;)

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!!  ;)