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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages. The Youth Services focuses on providing programs, materials, and research help for children from birth through age 12. Teen Services focuses on children ages 12 through 18. See the Teen page for more information.

Things to Do: Event Calendar or Brochure

Youth Services Department Presents:

LEGO BIONICLE Night
Let’s Brick!
For Tweens, Grades 5-8
Every 1st Thursday
5 – 7 PM
December 1
January 5
February 2
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Fridays, December 9 & 23
Fridays, January 13 & 27
Fridays, February 10 & 24
10 AM at SMRLD
2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Holiday Story Time with Local Author of Jolly Jimma, Marley Walls
Monday, December 12
10 AM
SMRLD,  2145 Johnson Rd
Enjoy Stories, songs, and a Craft!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Winter Reindeer Party
Winter Reindeer Party – All Ages
Thursday, December 15
5:30 – 7:30 PM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
 See and Learn About Real Reindeer from Show Me Reindeer!
Enjoy Hot Cocoa & Cookies!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
COZY UP with a Good Book – All Ages Winter Reading Program
December 15 through February 2
Sign up through smrld.beanstack.com or pick up a log at either library!
Read one hour each week of the program and you will be entered in a drawing for a prize!
The drawings begin on Friday, December 23 so log your reading on Beanstack or turn in your log each week by Friday at 5PM.
Each week is a new opportunity so make sure to log those minutes!
Sit, Stay, Read with Got Your Six Therapy Dogs
For children, grades K-8, come practice reading
or just talk with a trained therapy dog!
Every 3rd Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 PM
December 20
January 17
February 21
SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext. 785
Meet the Author, Jonathan Ferry – All Ages
A Family Program
Saturday, January 14
2 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Meet the author, hear about his book, Across the Battlefield, and get some tips on playing chess. Feel free to stay after and play a few games at the library!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Lunar New Year Celebration – All Ages
Saturday, January 21st
3-5 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Join us for family fun: learn about different Asian cultures, enjoy snacks, games, and more!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Make Your Own Valentine Pop-up Cards
For children, grades 3-8
Saturday, February 4
2-4 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Drop in and make Valentines cards!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
December: Flying Balloon Reindeer
January: Snow Slime
February: Kaleidoscopes
For Grades 2-6
Pick up a kit with supplies and instructions at either library location while supplies last.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
 
Story Time
Enjoy stories, music and crafts!
Mondays at 10 AM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Legos
Come Build with Us!
Every Tuesday
5 – 7 PM in the Children’s Department, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Register at Either Library Location or
Keep Book Log
Every 100 Books  – Visit either library location and receive a sticker.
500 Books – Your child will receive a free book.
1000 Books –  Your child will receive a free book and a backpack.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Kid’s Digital Library

Find books, audiobooks, and more on our Online Resources Page! Resources are available at home and at the library.

Additional resources are available on our Resources & Services Page.

Parents & Educators

Parent/Teacher Collection: SMRLD maintains a collection of resources for parents and teachers as part of our parent-teacher collection.  The Parent-Teacher collection includes resources for serving youth with special needs, curriculum development, and much much more. This collection is housed in the children’s department at the Delmar Avenue location.

Useful Links

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: Allows you to search for books with corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz.

Lexile Framework for Reading: Lexile measures help your child grow and improve his or her reading skills. Find books according to Lexile numbers, find the Lexile number of a book and track the growth of your child’s reading skills.

Need Help with Research & Homework? Access Online Resources Here!

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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages.  The Youth Services Department focuses on providing materials and programs for children from birth through 12th grade.
Programs, Reference Assistance, Readers’ Advisory, Print & Electronic Resources, DVDs & CDs, And more!

2001 Delmar

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • Teen Advisory Group December 10, 2022 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,Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11Tell us what you think!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • Teen DIY December 10, 2022 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
  • Nintendo Switch December 10, 2022 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]
  • Recycled Snowflakes Craft December 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Recycled Paper SnowflakesSaturday, December 10, 20222 - 3 PM2001 Delmar AveBaby, it's cold outside! Join us for a winter craft!Call 618-452-6238 ext. 730 for more details. 18+ Registration Required.
  • Holiday Story Time with Local Author of Jolly Jimma, Marley Walls December 12, 2022 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Holiday Story Time with Local Author of Jolly Jimma, Marley WallsMonday, December 1210 AM SMRLD,  2145 Johnson RdEnjoy Stories, songs, and a Craft!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2145 Johnson Road&Wednesdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238

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