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SMRLD Receives Project Next Generation Grant for “Six Mile Community Voices Project”-Press Release

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

For Immediate Release

SMRLD Receives Project Next Generation Grant for “Six Mile Community Voices Project”

Granite City, IL

Beginning February 10th, area youth ages 10-14 will have the opportunity to create their own short films. Six Mile Regional Library District received a Project Next Generation Grant from the Illinois State Library to fund the “Six Mile Community Voices Project”; a series of eleven weekly workshops introducing filmmaking concepts. The workshops will provide hands-on experience and feature guest speakers.  Grant participants will create two films: a veteran interview which will become part of the Illinois Veterans History Project, and a short film about their lives and community. The grant funds purchased film equipment, accompanying materials, a selection of filmmaking titles for youth, and support personnel. Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Kate Kite, Research & Instruction/Teen Services Librarian, wrote the grant and is coordinating the project. Erica Hanke-Young, Youth Services Manager, is heavily involved in the project as well. Our mission: The Library makes a significant difference in the everyday lives of the people, institutions, and communities of Granite City, Mitchell, and Pontoon Beach by listening, understanding, and then transforming needs into proactive library services.

The “Six Mile Community Voices Project” is focusing on, but not limited to, veterans and youth in the 62040 zip code. There is still room in the project for more veteran and youth participation. If you are interested in participating or learning more, contact (618) 452-6238 ext. 755.

Contacts: Kate Kite 452-6238 ext. 755 [email protected]

                    Erica Hanke-Young 452-6238 ext. 787 [email protected]

For more information and updates please visit our Project Next Generation page

 


Want to become a Library Trustee and Join the SMRLD Board of Directors?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Now Accepting Applications

Want to become a Library Trustee and Join the SMRLD Board of Directors?

The Six Mile Regional Library District Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on our seven-member Board, which sets the library’s tax levy and budget as well as library policies.   Since 1990, when the library became a district, the board has levied taxes for the purposes of maintaining a library for District residents.  The library derived 95% of its operating revenue from property taxes in fiscal year 2017.

Candidates may be selected to be interviewed by the Board.  The appointment of the individual chosen starts this spring and runs through April 2019.  Both positions will be up for election during the general consolidated election process in the spring of 2019; one for a six-year term and one to complete the remaining two-year term. At this time, the Board prefers to appoint a candidate who seriously considers running for election in 2019.

Responsibilities and Duties

Attend Board meetings

Preview the agenda, minutes and documents before each meeting

Participate in discussion and decision making at each meeting

Commit time outside of meetings for the work of the Board

Be knowledgeable about the goals, plans, history, and future of the library

Represent the library at community events, be visible and accessible

Have a sincere commitment to the purpose and mission of the library

Be informed about library issues through state and national library organizations

Be an advocate for the library community

Eligibility and Qualifications

Qualified elector/registered voter residing in the library district (62040)

Relevant professional, volunteer, or board experience

Knowledge of community interests

 

Submit your application, letter of interest, and resume/cv via email to

[email protected] (preferred) or hand deliver to 2001 Delmar Avenue, by February 5, 2018.

The resume/cv provides the following information: schools/degrees attained/year of graduation; present occupation & employer/# of years with this employer (previous if retired); current and past board, civic, and other volunteer/community activities. 

SMRLD Board Application-FILLABLE

 

 


SMRLD Eliminates Overdue Fines on Children’s Materials

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017


Let’s Get Social

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Follow SMRLD on your favorite social media site Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


What do you think? Have suggestions? We’ll listen!

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Suggestion Box

Here at the Six Mile Regional Library District we are always looking for ways to improve our service, and we know that you are the best person to tell us how to serve you better. Some of the best ideas come from our library members, so we have provided suggestion boxes and forms at our Delmar and Johnson Road locations (a friendly library staff member will be happy to point you to them).

If you have an idea about a book, DVD, graphic novel, magazine, program to offer, or other service you think would benefit you or our community, fill out a form and drop it in the suggestion box next time you are in the library. Thanks in advance for your help.


Genealogy Club!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Genealogy Club!
1-2 PM
History Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Visit the library and have your genealogy questions answered!
Meet with others who are researching their family histories and discuss resources and search tips!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 730


Escape the Ship

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Escape the Ship
Ages 12-17
Tuesday, September 19 6:30 PM
Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Ahoy, Mateys!
You’re locked in the ship’s hold and it’s sinking!
Can your brave pirate crew work together to escape in time?
Registration required. 
Call 618-452-6238 ext 755 to reserve your spot!

Lego Club

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Lego Club 
Every Tuesday —5-7 PM 
 2001 Delmar Ave 
Grades K-5. 
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Computer Classes

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Computer Classes
6-7:30 PM 
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Thursday, September 14  — Excel Basics
Thursday, September 21  —Excel Charts & Graphs
Thursday, September 28  — Excel Formulas & Functions
Registration Required
To reserve your seat call 618-452-6238 ext 730

Spanish/English Bilingual Story Time Cuentos Bilingues

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Spanish/English Bilingual Story Time
Cuentos Bilingues
The First Monday of Each Month 7 PM
EL Primer Lunes de Cada Mes 19:00
Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

2001 Delmar

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2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. The Reading Without Walls Winter Reading Challenge

    January 3 - February 28
  2. Story Time

    January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Teen Wii Games

    January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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