Young Readers’




The children’s collection of Smiley Library includes books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, books-on-tape, magazines and fiction and non-fiction collections up to the eighth grade level.

Story Time


Bring your little ones and enjoy storytelling from our wonderful group of readers!

  • Monday Nights in the Story Corner

Spanish Story Time 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


  • Tuesdays in the Story Corner  

Chinese Story Time 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Hindi Story Time  6:30 -7:00 p.m.

Pajama Story Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday Mornings in the Assembly Room

Preschoolers: Ages 4-6 10:15-11:15 am ~ story time + craft time

  • Thursday Mornings in the Assembly Room

Tiny Tots: Ages 2-3, 10:15-10:30 am, 10:40-10:55 am



Angels Baseball Tickets Riddle:  Congratulations Jackson, age 11

Redlands children can win six behind-home plate tickets to the Angels vs. Houston Astros baseball game June 29.

Only 6- to 12-year-old children who live in Redlands may enter.

To enter, answer the riddle and send your answer, name, age and phone number to or take it to the Young Readers’ Room at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.

All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing. One entry per child will be valid.

Answers must be submitted by June 19 and the winner will be notified June 20.

The May riddle answer was “Burger Bar.” There will be a new riddle every month throughout the season.

The contest is co-sponsored by the Rochford Foundation, A.S. Smiley Library and The Daily Facts.

Here’s a story you’ve heard, or you may not yet know:

On the corner of Central and Orange long ago

The Chittenden building stood two stories tall.

“Oh, no! cried the owner, “we can’t let it fall!”

When the city said Chittenden had to come down

‘Cause the interstate highway was coming through town.

After one year, they reached compromise:

Chop off its top; bottom floor to half size.

Highway 99 got four lanes across

But Chittenden’s seven feet wide—what a loss!

The very next year, nineteen-and-thirty-two,

It became what it’s been since, all these years through.

Neighbors on one side now make chocolate sweet

And next door on Orange Street they dance on their feet.

And speaking of feet, do you know what’s there now?

(hint: the owners use thread, glue and hide of cow.)


Saturday Craft Day

August 20, 2016

“Back to School”

Join us for a fun-filled morning of crafting, stamping and making new friends in the Assembly Room.  Join Miss Didi and her helpers as they help you make and create great crafts for you to take home.


Summer Reading Program 2016

Kick-off is Tuesday, June 14…10:00 a.m. join us for our first show of the summer with Pacific Animal Productions

in the Contemporary Club, or Smiley Park!

Register to be a part of our SRP (after the show)…help us reach our goal of reading 1,000,000 pages this summer!

June 14 ~ Pacific Animal Productions ~ Live wild animals

June 21 ~ Abbit the Average ~ Comedy & Magic

June 28 ~ David Cousin ~ Juggling

July 5 ~ Swazzle ~ Puppet Show

July 12 ~ Stars of Tomorrow ~ Live Play

July 19 ~ Christopher Yates ~”Rock N Roll Circus…Ready…Set…Go”

July 26 ~ Sports Park Day ~ Rock Climbing Wall; SportsBall; Redlands Gymnastics

August 2 ~ GRAND FINALE with Arty Loon ~ Comedy & Magic


Thursday, August 4,  2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Read to Sassy

Read to Daisy Sunday, August 21, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

In the  Young Readers’ Room

Join Sassy and Daisy, our two favorite Therapy Dogs!  They love listening to children of all ages read them books out loud!  Come in to the YRR, choose a great book & wait for your turn to read to Sassy, and, or, Daisy!


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Special authors/illustrators visit by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Visit the Young Readers’ Room on Facebook 

Visit the Young Readers’ Room Channel on YouTube

Please call for more information: (909) 798-7674