Kids

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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.

Repeating Programs

Storytime is offered twice a week. On Mondays at 7 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.

Gadgets & Gizmos is offered every Wednesday from 3:30 PM – 7 PM. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) toys, including Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Cubetto and more, will be available to for kids to try out.

Tales for Tails is offered twice a month. Every second Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at our Johnson Road location and every third Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at our Delmar Avenue location. 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.

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!

 Looking for something to do?

Mother Goose Story Time

Tuesday, May 1  —

6 PM
Kool Beanz Cafe, 1316 Niedringhaus Ave
Celebrate National Mother Goose Day
with Stories, Nursery Rhymes, and More!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Super Hero Party
Saturday, May 12  —  2  PM
2001 Delmar Ave  
Crafts, games, snack! See you there!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Reading Take You Everywhere!
All Ages 2018 Summer Reading Program
Registration Begins May 21
Register at Either Library Location or

 

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale
Thursday, May 31 — 6-9 PM
Friday, June 1 — 4-9 PM
Saturday, June 2 — 9 AM – Noon
Granite City Ice Rink, Wilson Park
2900 Benton St, Granite City, IL 62040
 Thursday is the preview sale.  Admission is $5.00 unless you are a member of
the Six Mile Regional Library Friends of the Library.
Books are 50 cents each except for special items, which are priced separately.
Free Admission Friday and Saturday.
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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 - 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Lego Club 

    April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Gizmos, Gadgets, & Games

    April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Computer Classes

    April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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