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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:

All Ages:
Celebrate National Library Week with a Peeps Diorama Contest!
All ages are welcome to participate either as individuals or as a family. Download and print the rules and entry form here (link to pdf)
Family Friendly book themed dioramas are due April 4th.
Two PEEPTASTIC awards will be given – Fan Favorite chosen by library users and Staff Favorite chosen by library staff.
Join us for our Peep Party on Saturday April 13 at 2pm at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue.  We will have snacks, crafts, and announce the Peep diorama winners!
 
Contest Rules:
All entries should be around the size of a standard shoebox, with a maximum size of 12”x18”x12”.  Sides may be removed.
All characters in your scene should be made using Peeps.  Dioramas can use any type of Peep.
Limit of one entry per person or family team.
Dioramas with attached entry forms may be dropped off at either location on Thursday, April 4.
Winners will be awarded in two categories: SMRLD staff favorite and Fan Favorite.
Voting will be open from April 7 to 12pm on April 13th.  Votes may be cast online or in person at our Delmar Avenue location.  Winners will be announced at our Peeps Party on April 13 at 2pm.
All entries must be picked up at SMRLD  2001 Delmar Avenue by 8PM on Thursday April 18.  Remaining Dioramas will be discarded.
Google CS First: Storytelling with Scratch
Every Thursday, March 28th through May 16th
 3:30-4:30 PM 
SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue
Create and share your own digital stories!
No coding experience required!   
 Open to all youth Ages 9-14. 
Space is limited; call 452-6238 and speak with Youth Services to register. 
Teddy Bear Clinic
Thursday, April 4 — 10 AM
2145 Johnson Road
A representative from MedExpress Urgent Care will
read a story and show children that going to the doctor isn’t scary.
Children are welcome to bring their teddy bear or
other stuffed animal with them for a check up.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Monster Party
Saturday, May 18  — 2 PM
2001 Delmar Avenue
Join Us for a Monstrously Good Time!
Games, Crafts & Snacks
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
It’s Showtime at Your Library!
2019 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge
May 28 – July 26
Register at either Library Location or online at www.smrld.beanstack.com

Repeating Programs

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
America Reads Tutor
2145 Johnson Rd  Every Tuesday from 4-8 PM
Tutor Available for Students K-12 Grade
1 Hour Sessions, First Come, First Served
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Story time is offered twice a week. On Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Delmar Avenue location and Thursdays at 10 AM at the Johnson Road location.

The first Monday of each month is Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime.

Lego Club is offered every Tuesday from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Delmar Avenue location.  Children can stop in and build, then their creations will be showcased in our display case for the week.

STEM Saturdays Every Second Saturday of the Month — 3 PM at our Delmar Avenue location

Tales for Tails Every second Tuesday at our Johnson Road location and every third Tuesday at our Delmar Avenue location from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Kids can come in and practice their reading skills by reading books to certified CHAMP therapy dogs.  

Children’s Digital Library

ABCmouse

ABC Mouse: A comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, with more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons. This standards-based computer program is available on library computers only.

Explora: Provides a trustworthy online environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Novelist K-8 Plus: Novelist K-8 can help you find books similar to the ones you already like.  A trusted source of read-alike book recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and  interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


Scholastic GO!: Provides credible, accurate, reliable information on almost every school subject. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.  Also accessible from home by clicking here.

Tumblebooks Library: Calling all Kids! Enjoy storybooks, read-alongs and language learning with full animation. Tumblebooks contains hundreds of animated stories that have music, sound
and narration. Users can choose to read the text or have the stories read to them.

 

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

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Nintendo Switch Gaming

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 25

Story Times

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Book Club!

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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