In order to serve our many patrons who are sheltering in place, the AK Smiley Public Library in Redlands continues to expand its electronic resources available to anyone with a Smiley Library card. Through the end of April we will be offering access to the popular video streaming service Kanopy and Kanopy Kids. More than 30,000 popular educational and entertaining documentaries movies and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, and Kino Lorber are available. In addition, extra copies of e-books have been made available through the Overdrive service. Both Kanopy services and Overdrive are accessible on our website www.akspl.org .
Although the building itself is closed during the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, every Wednesday morning at 10:15 AM join us online on Facebook Live as Ms. Pamela conducts preschool virtual Story Time, during which she will read fabulous books designed for children ages 4 to 6. Ms. Pamela will also be entertaining with her famous song stylings. https://www.facebook.com/YoungReadersRoomatAKSmileyPublicLibrary
Baby virtual Story Time is Thursday morning at 9:30 AM. Log onto Facebook Live to listen along as Ms. Christina and Ms. Ariel read some of the best stories designed for newborns to two year olds. Songs and finger plays are part of the fun.
Beginning Saturday, April 11 we will be offering a Spanish-language virtual Story Time to be viewed on our Young Readers Room Facebook page as well as on the library’s website. Ms. Maria will be reading popular Spanish-language books aimed at young readers age 6 and under.
If you can’t login live, all of our story times are available in archived formats on Young Readers Room Facebook page.
To help celebrate poetry month, join Ms. Pamela and her merry Poets as they demonstrate their poetry chops. Every weekday morning at 10 AM a new poem will be posted on our Young Readers Room Instagram Stories page. https://www.instagram.com/akspl_kids
Thank you for your ongoing support of Smiley Library and we look forward to seeing all our patrons in person in the future.