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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

All Ages:

Read Beyond the Beaten Path
2022 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge
Registration Starts May 31
Register at Either Library Location or Online at  https://smrld.beanstack.com
Pre-register online or with the Beanstack Tracker app starting May 23.
Summer Reading Performers
10 AM Johnson Rd & 2 PM Delmar Ave
JUNE
Friday, June 10 – Butterfly House
Friday, June 17 – Mad Science: Walking on the Moon
Friday, June 24 – Sword Fights & Sea Shanties
JULY
Friday, July 1 – Treehouse Wildlife
Friday, July 8 – Campfire Stories with Sherry Norfolk
Friday, July 15 – Wild Hearts
Friday programs are free for all ages and do not require registration
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Finale
Saturday, July 23
11 AM
at Worthen Park, 2599 Parkview Drive
Get Your T-shirt Prize at the Shirts Galore Mobile Printer & Enjoy the Bubble Bus!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Youth Services Department Presents:
Music & Movement
Fun Music Program with Interactive Songs & Movements, For Babies & Toddler
Friday, June 10 & 24
Friday, July 8 & 22
Friday, August 12 & 26
10 AM  at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Planetarium
with SIUE Outreach & STEM Center
For Children Grades 2-6
Wednesday, June 22
Session 1: 11 AM – 12 PM
Session 2: 12 PM – 1 PM
Outdoors at SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Road
 Space is Limited. Register for a session by calling Youth Services at 618-452-6238
Owl Pellet Dissection
with SIUE Outreach & STEM Center
For Children Grades 2-6
Wednesday, June 22
Session 1: 11 AM – 12 PM
Session 2: 12 PM – 1 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
 Space is Limited. Register for a session by calling Youth Services at 618-452-6238
S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
June: Animal Mash-Up Dice
July: Solar Oven
August: Grow Your Own Salad
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

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Performers

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 01

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