Young Readers’


The children’s collection of Smiley Library includes books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, books-on-tape, magazines and fiction and non-fiction collections up to the eighth grade level.

Story Time



Bring your little ones and enjoy storytelling from our wonderful group of readers!

  • Monday Nights in the Story Corner

Hindi Story Time  6:45 -7:15 p.m.


Photo: New Story Time tonight at the Young Readers' room<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Young Readers' Room is adding a new Hindi-English Bilingual Story Time on Monday evenings, starting this coming Monday, January 26, 2015!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Join us for a special Hindi Language rhymes, stories props and finger plays.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Stories, songs and rhymes to capture the best of both worlds. Teaching children the importance of both languages and cultures<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> All ages are welcome!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>See you in the Story Corner of the Young Readers’ Room<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Monday evenings<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 6:40 – 7:00 p.m.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Young Readers' Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 125 W. Vine Street<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Redlands, CA 92373<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> (909) 798-7674

  • Tuesday Nights in the Story Corner  

Spanish Story Time 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Chinese Story Time 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  (not tonight 7-7-15)

Pajama Story Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday Mornings in the Assembly Room
    Preschoolers: Ages 4-6 10:15-11:15 am ~ story time + craft time
  • Thursday Mornings in the Assembly Room
    Tiny Tots: Ages 2-3, 10:15-10:35 am, 10:40-10:55 am




Saturday Craft Day

August, 2015

“Circus Time”

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.


Summer Reading Program 2015

Entertainment Portion

Read to the Rhythm

Sign up beginning on Tuesday, June 16 for the reading portion of the program.  Help us read 1,000, 000 pages this summer!  Children ages 2-19 are eligible to participate and READ and earn a prize each week!


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In the Contemporary Club

Sign-up today to join the Summer Reading Club and help us read 1,000,000 pages this summer!!

June 16:Summer Reading Kick-off!!One World Rhythm ~ Rhythm and drums

June 23:Karen Rae Kraut ~ Storytelling and song

June 30:Chazz ~ Drums

July 7:John McLean Allan ~ Bagpipe playing & information

July 14:Michael D. McCarty ~ Storytelling

July 21:Arty Loon ~ Magic and comedy

July 28:Ray McNamara ~ Drums and music

August 4:GRAND FINALE!!Swazzle ~ Puppet Show

FREE Chick-Fil-A lunch & Sno-Cones for participants after the Grand Finale Puppet show


 Summer Reading Program ~ reading portion

Children of all ages, 0 – 19 can help us this summer!  Our goal this year is to read 1,000,000 pages with all of the kids helping!  Bring your child in to sign up on Tuesday, June 16 (or anytime thereafter).  The child will receive a reading log to help them keep track of all the pages they read this summer.  A weekly prize is available for those kids who would like to earn a prize.  Kids can bring their reading log in once per week to log in their pages onto the chart.  Will you be one participant this year who can say they helped Redlands achieve 1,000,000 pages read this summer?  PAGES READ UPDATE: 634,000 PAGES READ AS OF WEDNESDAY, 7-29-15; 3:30 p.m.!  PLEASE KEEP READING AND LOG IN YOUR PAGES ~ OUR GOAL IS VERY NEAR!  ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO PARTICIPATE…LAST DAY TO LOG IN PAGES: 8-11-15!!!!


Thursdays, August 6; 13; 20 & 27 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Kids may come to read aloud to Sassy, a smaller poodle

in the Young Readers’ Room

One child at a time may read aloud to Sassy

We will have books available for the children to read out-loud as Sassy listens intently to the story!

Also, read to Daisy & Sassy on Sunday, August 9 from 2:00 – 2:30 in the YRR!!


Yoga for youngsters

FREE 8-week course for children ages 3-9

Please call to sign-up…there are only 40 spots available!

Please have children wear loose clothing so they will be able to stretch.

Parents are required to stay with the children during program & are more than welcome to participate with the kids!

Dates for Summer will be Thursdays from 4:00 -5:00

6/25; 7/2; 7/9; 7/16; 7/30; 8/6; 8/13; 8/20


10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Special author visit by Bryan Collier

Visit the Young Readers’ Room on Facebook 

Visit the Young Readers’ Room Channel on YouTube

Please call for more information: (909) 798-7674