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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:

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
It’s Showtime at Your Library!
Kick Off Party
Wednesday, June 5 – 6-7:30 PM
Civic Park, Niedringhaus Avenue
Featuring the Granite City Marching Warriors!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 730
Will Stuck
Rumpus!
Friday, June 14
10 AM — 2145 Johnson Rd
2 PM  2001 Delmar Ave
Tuneful Tales & Musical Mayhem
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Story Time
with IL State Representative Katie Stuart
Thursday, June 20
10 AM — 2145 Johnson Rd
Enjoy stories and crafts with
Illinois State Representative Katie Stuart!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Jay & Leslie
Flights of Fancy
Friday, June 21
10 AM — 2145 Johnson Rd
2 PM  2001 Delmar Ave
Juggling and Other Nonsense
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Robotics Workshops
with SIUE STEM Center
Wednesday, June 26
&
Wednesday, July 10
2 PM  2001 Delmar Ave
For Ages 7-12 
Registration Required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
To Register Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Animal Tales
Animals of the Galaxy
Friday, June 28
10 AM — 2145 Johnson Rd
2 PM  2001 Delmar Ave
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

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

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 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!

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