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.
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 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
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.
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.
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