The children’s collection of A.K. Smiley Public Library includes:
- Books, periodicals, and audio materials for preschool through 8th grade
- Special programs and activities are held for children year round
- Reading Clubs are held throughout the year and feature special themes and rewards to young readers
Because of California’s Regional Stay Home Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, in-person services are suspended until further notice. Books to Go, eLibrary, and Virtual Story Time are available and we are looking into other ways to continue to service the community. Read more about how Smiley Library is protecting the community from COVID-19.
Although Young Readers’ Room Story Times and Events have been postponed indefinitely…
Please join us for Virtual Story Times FaceBook Live & Instagram…see schedule below…
Saturday, October 10. 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It’s The Young Readers’ Room 100th Birthday!
Celebrate Family Day this year with us in our Drive-Thru event!
Book Recommendations for kids, by kids!
Looking for free things to do at home with kids?
From read-alouds to drawing lessons to virtual day trips, and free films on Kanopy Kids,
these links have you covered!
Parent ToolKit Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Learn
Raising Readers Promote a love of reading with your children…
Reading Rockets Tips for Parents (in multiple languages)
Sesame Street in Communities Discover printables, videos, and more on topics to help families
Culturally Diverse books for parents to share with their children Here Wee Read is an extensive list of books and subjects for children
Fun Activities & Stuff:
Artwork or Poetry contest for kids with a cash prize! Coastal Art & Poetry Contest Enter online by January 31, 2021
Pete the Cat Activities!(interactive videos, singalongs, printable word searches, matching games and more with our groovy hero, Pete the Cat!)
Learn to type with fun! Typing can be fun, when you learn here!
12 virtual Disneyland rides for you to experience! (ride 12 of your favorite Disneyland rides, while practicing “Safer @ Home”!)
Yellowstone National Park You can virtually visit beautiful Yellowstone National Park here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid activities & puzzles Downloadables, puzzles & games from The Diary of A Wimpy Kid!
Author/Fan Face Off game Watch your favorite authors compete against kids and their favorite books!
A Mighty Girl (a fabulous website about girls, for girls & written by girls!)
PBS at home learning PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning
Sesame Street Fun Fun and educational activities for preschoolers and elementary age kids!
In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch enki California Digital Library, an ebook library available to every person in California: • no library card is required • no hold queues • if you are physically located in the state of California, you’re in!
Storyline Online ~ hear some of your favorite stories here! The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
SCIENCE & MATH FUN FOR KIDS:
Science with National Geographic This is a fun, hands-on site for kids and families to do experiments together!
Code.Org The nonprofit Code.Org has free computer science classes and activities for students from kindergarten through high school. There are also links to courses for beyond high school, too.
Wonderopolis for kids! Wondering about something? Check this website to perhaps find the answer!
NASA STEM engagement at home! Science, right in your own home – up to 8th Grade!
California Academy of Sciences Whether you’re searching for STEM activities for the kids or just want to keep tabs on your favorite Academy creatures, we’ve curated an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are!
Websites in Spanish for kids
Free Resources for Parents and Educators with Lessons to Keep Kids Reading, Thinking, Growing, and Learning 21st Century Skills Great videos, songs and activities!
Estas Triste: Triste y aburrido, Señor Calavera se pone a buscar algo que lo haga sentir menos solo durante estos dias que tiene que quedarse en casa.
Bored and sad, Señor Calavera looks for something to do that will make him feel less alone, while he needs to stay at home. (Click the CC for subtitles)
Concurso de Arte y Poesía de la Costa de California Concurso de Arte y Poesía de la Costa de California Fecha límite para presentar los trabajos: 31 de Enero de 2021
EN TU BIBLIOTECA A.K. SMILEY
SABADO 10 de OCTUBRE, 2020 de 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
ANO 17 VIRTUAL + TOMAR Y LLEVAR
!FESTEJANDO 100 ANOS DE NUESTRA SALA INFANTIL!
PERMANEZCAN EN SUS VEHICULOS
Para obtener acceso a actividades en linea y un mapa de la ruta de “Tomar Y Llevar”, visiten www. akspl.org
Story Times ~ Postponed indefinitely
Join us for virtual Preschool Story Times LIVE on FB (see link below)
Wednesdays @10:15 A.M.
and virtual Baby Story Times LIVE on FB
Thursdays @ 9:30 A.M.!
Young Readers’ Room FB page Log on with your little ones and enjoy storytelling from our wonderful group of readers!
Tuesday Afternoons in the Story Corner
- After-School Story Time: K – 5th graders welcome! ~ 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (includes snack!) POSTPONED
Tuesday Evenings in the Story Corner:
Virtual Pajama Story Time: all ages ~ 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Mornings in The Contemporary Club:
Virtual Preschooler Story Time: Ages 4-6 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ~ story time + craft to take home
Thursday Mornings in The Contemporary Club:
- Baby Story Time 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Saturday afternoons in the Story Corner:
Cuentos en español ~ Spanish Story Time 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Story Time with our City’s Firefighters