Young Readers’



The children’s collection of Smiley Library includes books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, books-on-tape/CD, magazines, 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!

  • Mondays in the Story Corner 

Hindi Story Time 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesdays in the Story Corner 

Spanish Story Time 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Chinese Story Time 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (cancelled for May 16, 30 & June 6, 2017)

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

  • Wednesday Mornings in the Contemporary Club

Preschoolers: Ages 4-6 10:15-11:15 a.m. ~ story time + craft time

  • Thursday Mornings in the Contemporary Club

Tiny Tots: Ages 2-3, 10:15-10:30 a.m., 10:40-10:55 a.m.




Congratulations Jackson, age 12, for answering the riddle correctly & winning the drawing!

The answer was “Brian Billick”


Redlands children can win six “Diamond Club” behind-home plate tickets and two V.I.P. parking passes to the Angels vs. Tigers baseball game Sunday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a new riddle every month throughout baseball season.

To enter, figure out 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.

Only 6- to 12-year-old children who live in Redlands may enter.  All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing. One entry per child will be valid.

Answers must be submitted by May 11 and the winner will be notified May 12.   The contest is co-sponsored by the Rochford Foundation, A.K. Smiley Library and The Daily Facts.

Winner of the Redlands Kids Riddle Contest for the month of April was Eason Lu, age 8, who won the drawing with his correct answer “Old Greyback.”


There is a guy from Redlands High

On football fields he was inspired.

He set the record for interceptions—

His number was retired!

He played pro ball, but most of all

As coach he thrilled the fans.

He gets the game, he knows the score.

Just ask the folks from Baltimore:

He took their team from down in the hole

To victory at the Super Bowl!

Now if you want to understand

The players, teams and strategy

He’ll let you know- just read his blog

Or turn on your TV!

He’ll talk you through the draft, the game…..

Now it’s your turn—what’s his name?


Yoga for children
Every Tuesday

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

located in the Contemporary Club

Please bring your own mats!

All ages welcome!

Parents must stay with child

Wear loose clothes for stretching!


Summer Reading Program 2017

“Build a Better World”

Entertainment Programs for kids each Tuesday morning in the Contemporary Club @ 10:00 a.m.

June 13 ~ Franklin Marionettes “The Princess and the Pirates”

June 20 ~ Twinkle Time

June 27 Noteworthy Puppets “”STEAM Works”

July 11 Mr. Twister & his balloons

July 18 David Cousin ~ Juggling

July 25 ~ Swazzle “Ricky Raccoon and the Green Rangers”

August 1 ~ Grand Finale ~ Abbit the Average

Sno-Cones will be served after the show!

 Entertainment Programs for Tweens & Teens each Monday afternoon (location TDB) @ 3:00 p.m.

June 19 ~ “Anime Your Way” ~ learn the art of animae from a professional

July 10 ~ Michael Mezmer ~ Phenomenist ~ Be wowed by illusion, science and hypnotic suggestion!

July 24 ~ Christy Lane “Dare to Dance”

All kids ages 2 – 19 are invited to join us for the reading game portion of our SRP…come into the YRR beginning

June 13 to receive your reading log!  Let’s read together this summer


Saturday Craft Day

June 3, 2017

“Pirates Life For Me”

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.


 In the  Young Readers’ Room

Join Daisy, our favorite Therapy Dog on Sunday, June 25!

  She loves listening to children of all ages read books out loud!

Come in to the YRR, choose a great book & wait for your turn to read to Daisy!



9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Special author/illustrator visit by Eugene Yelchin

Visit the Young Readers’ Room on Facebook 

Visit the Young Readers’ Room Channel on YouTube

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