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.

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




Angel’s Baseball Ticket Riddle Contest
Answer the riddle to be entered into a drawing to win 6 VIP tickets
Solve riddles for chance at June 1 Angels tickets

Redlands children can win six behind-home-plate VIP tickets to the Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays game June 1.

There will be a new riddle every month throughout the season.

To enter, answer the riddle, and send your answer, name, age and phone number to or take it to the Young Readers’ Room, 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 per contest will be valid.

Answers must be submitted by May 22, and the winner will be notified May 23.

Way back in 1963,
A local boy band made history
An instrumental with sounds of waves,
They played “Bustin’ Surfboards” and started a craze.

Surf music went wild– it was ever so thrillin’!
Their song topped the charts – sold over nine million!
They performed everywhere, and, as years went by,
Their fame did fade, but it didn’t die!

Then John Travolta was dancin’ the twist
To a familiar tune, you couldn’t resist.
Again life was a sundae, and the band maraschino.
Thanks to a film by Quentin Tarantino.

“Bustin’ Surfboards” was the hit movie soundtrack!
Thirty years later, they’d made a big comeback!
Forever remembered in Surf Music Hall of Fame.
That’s their story, what’s their name?

Sponsored by A.K. Smiley Public Library Young Readers’ Room, the Rochford Foundation-Burrage Mansion and the Redlands Daily Facts.


Saturday Craft Day

May 9, 2015

“Alice in Wonderland”

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

Read to the Rhythm


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


Thursday, May 28

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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

in the Young Readers’ Room starting at 4:00 p.m.

One child at a time may read aloud, until 4:30 p.m.

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


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:  April 15; 29

May 6; 13; 20; 27

June 10; 17

Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Special author visit by Candace Fleming

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Visit the Young Readers’ Room Channel on YouTube

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