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AK Smiley Public Library receives donation of children’s story books – Redlands Daily Facts

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The Arrowhead Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently donated history books to the AK Smiley Public Library at Redlands Young Readers Hall.

This is the third year the chapter has donated books through its Historic Preservation Committee, according to a news release.

Kathleen Beall is Chair of the Historic Preservation Committee.

Don McCue, director of the AK Smiley Public Library, and Pamela Martinez, youth services librarian, met members of the Arrowhead Valley chapter when they delivered donated books to the library on July 15.

The Arrowhead Valley Chapter is part of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit, apolitical voluntary women’s service organization founded in 1890. The organization focuses on education, preservation of history American and the promotion of patriotism.

Members are direct descendants of those who supported the cause of independence during the Revolutionary War.

Patricia Westerfield was recently elected Regent of the Arrowhead Valley Chapter, which meets monthly in Redlands and includes members who live or work in the Inland Empire.

Other new board members are Joanne Morse, first vice-regent; Diane McCalmon, Treasurer; Lou Ann Strachan, Chaplain Cassie Sands, Recording Secretary; Karen Prevost, correspondent secretary; Michelle Lombardo, Registrar; Carolee Taylor, historian; and Ruth Ann Nydam, librarian.

In anticipation of the 250th anniversary of the United States, coming in 2026, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has established a committee to plan the organization’s involvement in the celebration.

The Arrowhead Valley Chapter invites women of the Inland Empire to research their lineage and consider DAR membership if eligible, and to help plan events to celebrate the nation’s 250th anniversary.

For more information on the Arrowhead Valley DAR Chapter, visit arrowheadvalley.californiadar.org.