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.
Bring your little ones and enjoy storytelling from our wonderful group of readers!
Tuesdays in the Story Corner
- Hindi Language Learning & Story Time: 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. All ages welcome!
Wednesday Mornings in the Contemporary Club:
- Preschoolers: Ages 4-6 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ~ story time + craft time
Wednesday Evenings in the Story Corner:
- Chinese Story Time 5:00 – 5;30 p.m.
Thursday Mornings in the Contemporary Club:
- Tiny Tots: Ages 2-3, 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 10:40 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Therapy Dog friends Daisy, Boo, Lilly & Feisty
Come and read to our Therapy Dog friends in the Story Corner of the Young Readers’ Room.
On one Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m., September 16.
We look forward to having your kids read a great book to our friends!
Yoga for children
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Located in the Contemporary Club, or the Assembly Room this month.
Please bring your own mats!
All ages welcome!
Parents must stay with child.
Wear loose clothes for stretching!
Try some cool mapping at this website, created for the library by Esri:
Have fun with it…where will be your first destination to look up? Locally; in the state; country? How about someplace in the world?!
The Beatrix Potter Society Presentation and Reading
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Located in the Contemporary Club
RSVP to the Young Readers’ Room
at (909) 798-7674
Learn more about the fascinating life of Beatrix Potter and her books. Did you know that she was not only the author of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and other classics? Beatrix Potter was also a landscape and natural history artist, farmer, and conservationist!
A representative of The Beatrix Potter Society will be reading from her classics (enjoyed by children and adults alike!) on Sunday, September 30 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at The Contemporary Club. Beatrix Potter memorabilia will also be shared and there will be a craft project for kids to make and take home.
The Beatrix Potter Society is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children’s literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist – in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust.
One of the most important activities of The Beatrix Potter Society is the reading of the little books by Society Members to children in their local libraries and schools. This project started in 1998 in the UK, as an initiative during The National Year of Reading, and in 2001 in the USA; it has now also reached France, Australia, and Canada, and the scheme grows steadily year by year. The classic Tales are now being enjoyed by thousands of children, some of whom are hearing the stories for the very first time.
You can find out more about The Beatrix Potter Society at
Redlands Kids’ Riddle Contest
Nolan R. age 9, won the September Kids’ Riddle Contest with the correct answer “The Carriage House.” Congratulations, Nolan!
Redlands children can win six Diamond Club behind-home plate tickets and two V.I.P. parking passes to the Angels vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m.
This is the last Kids’ Riddle Contest for the 2018 season.
To enter, figure out the riddle and send your answer, name, age and phone number to email@example.com 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 September 12 and the winner will be notified September 13.
The contest is co-sponsored by the Rochford Foundation, A.K. Smiley Library and The Daily Facts.
There’s a building in town, on top of a hill
From 1886 … and it’s standing there still.
Built as storage for tools, and an office for men
And some stalls for their horses (there weren’t cars back then).
To build rock walls and curbs, there were tools to cut stone
Hauled to the hilltop all the way from Mentone.
There were shovels and plows, to tend the orange groves.
(Stuff’s still in the basement—shhh!…nobody knows!)
After a century, uh-oh: dilapidation.
So Redlanders raised money for extensive renovation.
Now it’s owned by the city, rented out for a fee
To have parties or meetings. But the view is still free!
If you walk through the park, you can see some great views.
What’s the name of that structure? Do you have enough clues?
Saturday Craft Day
September 22, 2018
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.
Family Day 2018
For more information, call Children’s Services at 798-7674