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!
Tuesday Afternoons in the Story Corner:
- After-School Story Time: K – 5th graders welcome! ~ 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (includes snack!)
Tuesday Evenings in the Story Corner:
Pajama Story Time: all ages ~ 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Mornings in the Assembly Room:
Preschoolers: Ages 4-6 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ~ story time + craft to take home
Thursday Mornings in the Assembly Room:
Baby Story Time 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Tiny Tots: Ages 2-3, 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 10:40 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Thursday Evenings in The Story Corner:
Spanish Story Time 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday Afternoons in the Story Corner:
Spanish Story Time 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Therapy Dog friends Daisy, Feisty; Snowball & Lord Devereaux & Dominic
Come and read to our Therapy Dog friends in the Story Corner of the Young Readers’ Room the 1st Monday & 3rd Sunday in September @ 2:00: 8/16 and 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9/5 & 9/19.
We look forward to having your kids read a great book to our friends!
Angels’ Baseball Riddle Contest
Last chance this season! Redlands children can win six amazing behind-home-plate tickets to the Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays baseball game Sunday afternoon, September 15 at 1 p.m.
To enter, answer 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.
All correct answers will be entered into a random drawing.
Answers must be submitted by September 8th and the winner will be notified September 9th.
Only 6- to 12-year-old children who live in Redlands may enter. Only one entry per child is allowed.
Last month’s winner was Olivia, age 9, with the correct answer, “Without vision a people perish.”
The contest is co-sponsored by the Rochford Foundation and A.K. Smiley Public Library.
When Redlands was just becoming a town
With houses, shops and farms all around,
Grownups were busy, but kids had a need:
Learning to count, to write and to read!
A one-room schoolhouse was soon constructed
Where children would go to be instructed.
It was later a dance hall, a church, then a home
Then abandoned; for years it stood all alone.
Next it was moved and got renovation.
Now once again, it’s for kids’ education,
The oldest standing school in our town today.
If I asked you its name, what would you say?
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?!
Saturday Craft Day
September 21, 2019
“Tom Sawyer Goes Fishin’”
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.
16th Annual Family Day 2019
For more information, call Children’s Services at 798-7674
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