Thursday, June 05, 2008
Change is Supposed to Be Good
Word from Miss Lois over at the Pomona Library is that as of June 30, 2008, the library hours will be changing. And by change, I mean hours of operation will be cut. The library will no longer be open in the morning. Just in time for Summer when children in Pomona are most in need of good places to hang out, here's the new reduced hours:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm-8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
This also throws into confusion the children's storytime, which has traditionally been at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, with added storytimes on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the same time. These storytimes will continue for the rest of June, but after that they will be moved back to less-kid-friendly hours. I'll publicize on here when they pick the new times.
I sure hope the powers that be would reconsider. In past Summers, I've seen that the library is very well-used in the Summer. Lots of libraries increase their hours during the Summer. With all the talk about the Youth and Family Master Plan, I would think that closing the library to Pomona kids in the mornings would have been the last cut to be made.
Today's photo is of local celebrity David Allen (the Daily Bulletin Columnist) doing his part to promote the library. Our other celebrity here in town is Miss Lois, the beloved children's librarian at the Pomona Public Library.
As I have written on here before, Miss Lois is the bomb: she sings in Spanish and English, she dances, she plays guitar, she reads, she does puppets, she does felt boards and get this.....she raps. A self-admitted owner of 8 cats (at last count), Miss Lois' one flaw may be that she is partial to cat books over dinosaur tales. She does a killer rendition of the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and she can pick up paw paws and put 'em in the basket like nobody's business. My picky-eater son started demanding peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after hearing her song/dance of the same name. You see, Miss Lois loves her job and puts her heart into her work with the kids. The children sense this and can't get enough of her. And, in case you couldn't tell, parents dig her too. Your kid is not a true Pomonan until they've experienced all that is Miss Lois. So, if you do nothing else with your child this Summer, take them to the library.
Posted by me at 9:09 PM