Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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In partnership with the United Way of Greater St Louis, SMRLD is leading the way to bring DPIL to 62040. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across our community by putting books into their homes. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. This program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Studies have shown that having books in the home is proved to positively benefit children’s academic success, vocabulary development, attention, and job attainment. For more information, please visit

Individuals, families, or organizations may sponsor children. A donation of just $125 will support a child from birth until their 5th birthday, gifting them with 1 book a month for the duration. A gift of $25 will sponsor a child for one year. Donations can be made online here or by check payable to SMRLD.

To get FREE BOOKS mailed from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to your child, contact the SMRLD Youth Services Department for details about registering by emailing [email protected], calling 618-452-6238 ext 720, or stopping by our 2001 Delmar Avenue library location.

2001 Delmar

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • All Ages Summer Reading Challenge June 1, 2023 – July 21, 2023 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge: Finding Your VoiceJune 1 - July 21Register online at,with the Beanstack Tracker App, or at either library location
  • Teen Advisory Group June 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA TAG = Teen Advisory GroupTAG is for volunteers ages 13-17 who use their voice to improve the library's teen services, materials, and so much more!Meetings are 12-1 PM @ 2001 Delmar AveSaturday, Jun. 10, Jul. 22, Aug. 19at 2001 Delmar AveTell us what you think!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • Teen DIY June 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Space is limited. Registration is Recommended Questions? Call 452-6238
  • Teen Cuisine: Cooking Class June 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Teen Cuisine: Cooking Classin partnership with University of Illinois ExtensionFor Grades 7-12June 5-9 from 1-3 PMSMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveTeens must be able to attend all class dates. Space is limited. Call the YS Department at 618-452-6238 to register.
  • Nintendo Switch June 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]

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