Second Annual 3K Walkathon

Friends of the Pomona Public Library Proudly Presents The second annual 3K walk a-thon. Together We Walk, Together We Read to enhance our Laura Ingalls Wilder room and children’s programs.

Saturday Oct 11th
Registration: 8:30-9:30 am Start: 10 am Read: 12 Noon

Everyone is welcome; (Individuals, Families & Late Arrivals)

Individual: $15, Child: (11 under): $5

Pre-Registration Starts 7/14 — 9/14 for a guaranteed t-shirt or on day of the event while supplies last!

This is a rain or shine event at the Library!

625 South Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91766 — (909) 802-9271 or (909) 622-6793

REGISTER ONLINE (PayPal) or download the Flyer/Registration Form (PDF)

May List of Events

Friends Bookstore in the Library:  Hours:  Mon – Thurs 2  – 6 pm;     Sat. Noon – 4  pm

Wednesday – May 14 – FREE MOVIE: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 3:00 pm

Saturday – May 17 – FREE MOVIE: Homeward Bound The Incredible Journey – 2:30 pm

Saturday – May 24 – FREE MOVIE: Pirate Fairy – 2:30 pm

Wednesday – May 28 – Trivia Bee – Sponsored by the Pomona Public Library & Pomona Heritage – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at:

The Pomona Ebell Auditorium
585 East Holt Avenue
Pomona, CA.

$10.00 Tickets to the Trivia Bee available at the  Library and at the Door.

Silent Auction sponsored by The Friends of the Pomona Public Library

Coming in June: The 2014 Summer Reading Program!  Download the flyer [PDF]

April List of Events

Friends Bookstore in the Library:  Hours:  Mon – Thurs 2  – 6 pm;     Sat. Noon – 4  pm

Easter Basket Raffle  tickets $1.00 or 6 for $5.00.   See basket in the bookstore.  Drawing April 14 at 3 pm

Monthly Silent Auction in the case in the Library.  More info:

Sat. – April 5 – Shuttle to the Library from Garey High & Emerson Schools
FREE MOVIE: Animated movie – Cloudy With A Chance of Meat Balls – 2:30 pm  Contact Library for details 909-620-2043

Sat. – April 12 – Friends Monthly Sale – entrance from the Library parking.  Noon – 4 pm

Mon. – April 14 – Easter Basket Drawing at 3 PM in Bookstore.  Buy raffle tickets early!

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 – DINE AT CHILI’S IN MONTCLAIR between 11 am – 10 pm or take out.  Chili’s gives 15% to Friends of Pomona Public Library for the Library programs.  Download the flyer to your phone [Chili’s Flyer PDF] to show Chili’s on April 17 or download the flyer to take with you and give to Chili’s.  Thank you for your support!

Sat. – April 26:

  • Look for the Friends’ information & child craft table at YMCA Pomona, Holt Ave. Healthy Kids Day – 11:00 am – 3 pm
  • FREE SEMINAR by Eunice Russell – topic: How to write a Cover Letter and Resumé and much more – 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Pomona Library PCR
  • Shuttle from Garey High and Emerson Schools to the Library!  free
  • Free MovieNew animated movie for all the family – Frozen.  2:30 pm  More info from Library  909-620-2043 or the Friends 909-802-9271


  • APRIL 17 (Thursday) CHILI’s in Montclair  between 11 am – 10 pm  Eat in or take out.  Total of your bill earns Friends 15%.  Take with you the flyer or your downloaded flyer on your phone to show Chili’s.
  • MAY 28 (Wednesday) -25th Library Trivia Bee: $10 entry; Silent Auction by Friends of Pomona Public Library .  time: 5:30 pm – location: Ebell Historical on Holt Ave. Pomona
  • OCTOBER 11 (Saturday) – 3K Walk-A-Thon “Together We Walk, Together We Read” 10 – 1 pm

Free Seminar – Decide What To Be And Go Be It

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1pm until 2pm

Free Seminar, sponsored in part by The Friends of the Pomona Public Library

Eunice Russell: Pomona Public Library Trustee, Board Member Friends of the Pomona Public Library.  Business Owner and Community Activist will teach you How To: Write a Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and so much more and it’s FREE!!!

For further information or

Download the flyer [PDF]



Silent Auction

SILENT AUCTION – The silent auction books can be found in the glass case on the right as you enter the Pomona Library.  Auctions are held from the 1st of the month to the last Saturday of the month.  Opening bids are recorded on the matching cards.  All raises must be in increments of 50 cents.

March 2014 books:

  1. Sunset Revised and updated WESTERN GARDEN BOOK  (like new)  Opening bid: $2.00
  2. Sports Pages of the Los Angeles Times 1883-1983  (very good)   Openind bid: $2.50
  3. Good Things for Easy Entertaining  (like new)  Opening bid: $1.00
  4. A Mystery Mickey Kit: Portrait of a Crime  (shrink wrapped, has 32 page book & mystery decoder) Openind Bid: $1.00
  5. A Taste of San Francisco – receipes from famous San Fran restaurants (like new) Opening Bid: $1.00
  6. Andretti – Paperback oversize book about famous race car driver  (like new)  Opending Bid: $2.00
  7. Sinatra: A Commemorative Tribute, 1st ed.  Very good  Opening Bid:  $1.00

Bargains every one!

Appraisers Day @ The Library


Thank you to all the wonderful ANA appraisers who donated their time and expertise providing marvelous, thorough evaluations of the many articles brought in on Appraisers Day.  The Appraisers National Association has supported us in the past and we look forward to many more such events.  Special thanks to ANA President Charolotte Bruno, to long-time Pomona Library supporter, and to talented Gina Capaldi who brought this whole idea to fuition.  Many thank to all!



2:00 – 3:30 PM
Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767

Entertainment: Popular Craig Newton and his variety of musical instruments

Crafts by Friends of Pomona Public Library: Bonnet making, beaded necklaces, and special craft for the boys! Fun for everyone led by Rebecca Ramos and Friends.

Refreshments provided by Friends of Pomona Public Library.

Pomona Public Library is home to Laura Ingalls Wilders’ original handwritten manuscript of “Little Town on the Prairie” as well as letters written to long-time children’s librarian Clara Webber. Be sure to see this collection housed in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Room.

Membership Drive

We Need You!
FRIENDS OF POMONA PUBLIC LIBRARY is active in raising funds to give needed support for the Pomona Public Library programs & services.

Our all-volunteer organization raises funds through:

  • Friends Bookstore in the Library (sales of used books, sales of new citrus reproduction labels and blankets – all donated)
  • Monthly used book sales from the parking lot.
  • Amazon online used book sales
  • Monthly silent auction in the Library
  • Basket Raffles
  • Special events: Walkathon and Appraisal Day.
  • Donations


Membership $10.00 per year.  Send your check to: Friends of Pomona Public Library, P.O. Box 2271,Pomona, CA 91769.
Phone us for more information: 909.802.9271

Appraisal Day – 2.15.2014

Friends of Pomona Public Library presents
Appraisal Day
at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona 91767

Do you have items you wonder what the value is?

Saturday, February 15, from noon to 3:00 pm

Tickets: $15.00 for two (2) items, additional items $5.00 each.  Tickets sold in Friends’ Bookstore in the Library and at the PCR door the day of the event.

If you carry it in, the appraisers can value it!

For more information, contact Friends of Pomona Public Library
phone: 909.802.9271 or email: