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
Redlands Kids Riddle Contest
Redlands children have a chance to win six behind-home-plate tickets to an Angels home game when they enter the riddle contest.
The May winner will get six tickets and two VIP parking passes to the Angels vs. Blue Jays baseball game at 6 p.m. Friday, May 27.
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 A.K. Smiley Public Library. Answers must be submitted by Friday, May 20.
All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing and the winner will be notified Saturday, May 21.
Only six-to-12-year-olds who live in Redlands may enter. Only one entry per child is allowed.
The contest is co-sponsored by the Rochford Foundation, A.K. Smiley Public Library, the Daily Facts and Redlands Community News.
There is a new riddle every month throughout the baseball season.
May Riddle: A Mystery in History
In the very early 1900s when people in the East of the U.S. got a chance to taste oh-so-delicious oranges from California, of course they wanted more, more and more–creating what economists call “demand.”
Redlanders had figured out how to get water, had planted groves of orange trees, picked the fruit, made boxes to ship them, and helped lay track for the trains to take those fresh-picked oranges all the way across the country.
The journey took many days. By the time the oranges arrived, the delicious oranges weren’t delicious anymore. They had spoiled in the heat of the train ride.
Riddle: What company solved the over-heated oranges problem?
Hint: The company’s building was located in Redlands on 5th Street near E. Park Avenue and, conveniently, right next to some spur tracks of the Santa Fe Railway.
Summer Reading Program 2022! Join us!
If you’re looking for free summer entertainment for the whole family, join us for our 2022 Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Participate in reading challenges, enjoy fun shows, and read the summer away! This year, with the exclusion of June 28th, entertainers will perform their shows twice in the same day…choose which time works best for your family and join us!
Download the Libby App to begin a new book,
start reading an old favorite, or you can even listen to a story!
The Libby App is open 24 hours per day!
Book Recommendations for kids, by kids!
In-person Story Times are back!!!
Tuesday Mornings: @10:15 a.m. ~ PRESCHOOL STORY TIME in the park or The Contemporary Club (173 S. Eureka St. – behind The Lincoln Memorial Shrine)
Wednesday Evenings @ 7:00 p.m. ~ PAJAMA STORY TIME in the YOUNG READERS’ ROOM
Thursday Mornings @ 9:30 A.M. ~ BABY STORY TIME in the park or The Contemporary Club (173 S. Eureka St. – behind The Lincoln Memorial Shrine)!
Friday Mornings: @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ~ SPANISH STORY TIME ~ !Los Cuentos! in The Story Corner of the Young Readers’ Room