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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

2021 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge 
Saturday, July 24  | 11 AM
Worthen Park
2599 Parkview Drive
Get Your Challenge Completion T-shirt Prize at the Shirts Galore Mobile Printer & Enjoy the Bubble Bus!Register for the Summer Reading Challenge online at smrld.beanstack.com or in-person at either library location.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 or visit https://www.smrld.org/reading-colors-your-world-2021-summer-all-ages-reading-challenge/
Children’s Crafts
Fridays: June 4 through July 23
Ages 0-6 at 10 AM
(*Ages 0-6 on June 11 starts at 11 AM)
Ages 7-12 at 2 PM
at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Open to children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.
Space is limited for social distancing.
Registration is required. Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
After the program, you can pick up a craft kit at either location while supplies last.
Story Time
Returning June 7
Mondays at 10 AM
SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue
Enjoy Stories and Crafts.
Space is limited for social distancing.
Registration is required.
Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Eat Play Grow Take Home Kits
Pick up a kit and use the provided link to join us for free and fun nutrition and activity lessons that bring together art, stories, and music for preschoolers and their caregivers!
Available during regular Library hours at Both locations in Youth Services while supplies last.
New Kits Available on: June 7, June 21, July 6, July 19, and August 2
Questions?  Email [email protected]
Saturday Science Lab at Home
June 12: Chromatography
July 10: Colorful Bird Feeder
August 14: Cyanotype Paper Art
For Grades 2-6
Pick up an experiment kit with instructions, available beginning the Thursday before at either library location.
We will post a demonstration video to the library’s Facebook that Saturday if you want to follow along with us.
Questions?  Email [email protected]
SMRLD Open House
2001 Delmar Ave & 2145 Johnson Rd
Saturday, July 10
10 AM – 2 PM
Stop in for a snack and enter the drawing for a collection of local gift cards
Questions? Call 618-452-6238
Shark Week 2021 All Ages Challenge
Celebrate Shark Week!
August 6-15, 2021
Register Online at smrld.beanstack.com or with the Beanstack Tracker App.
Complete 2 shark/ocean themed activities  to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the St. Louis Aquarium!
There will be 3 drawings: one for youth up through 6th grade, one for teens in grades 7-12, and one for adults.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Saturday, August 14th
Pick up a mystery bundle of comics at either of our locations.
Youth, Teen, and Adult bundles available
While Supplies Last
Call 452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected] with any questions
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

OpenToday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Mon 26

Story Time

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 26

Book Club!

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 27

Book Club!

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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