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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

Youth Services Department Presents:

America Reads Tutor Available for Students
K-12 Grade | 1 Hour Sessions | First Come, First Served
2001 Delmar Ave: Mondays 3-6 PM & Tuesdays 3-8 PM
2145 Johnson Rd: Mondays 3-6 PM, Wednesdays 5-8 PM, and Fridays 3-6 PM
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
May: Chromatography Butterflies
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
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Saturday, May 4th
Pick up comics at either of our locations!
Youth, Teen, & Adult TItles available
While Supplies Last
Call 452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected] with any questions
Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Friday, May 10 & 24
10 AM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Saturday, May 18
10 AM at SMRLD
2001 Delmar Ave
Stories, Songs, & Slightly Messier Playtime
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Sit, Stay, Read with Got Your Six Therapy Dogs
Every 3rd Tuesday:
May 21
6:30-7:30 PM at SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
For children, grades K-8, come practice reading or just talk with a trained therapy dog!
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Story Time
Enjoy stories, music, and crafts!
Mondays at 10 AM
SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
&
Wednesdays at 4:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected]or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
 ext 720
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Legos
Come Build with Us!
Every Tuesday
4 – 7 PM
In the Children’s Department, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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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? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 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

  • Story Time May 20, 2024 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2145 Johnson Road&Wednesdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Book Club! May 20, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2145 Johnson Rd Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book ClubWe Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby - Monday, March 25, 11:00 AM Meme's Coffee Shop, 1529 Johnson Rd or Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveDaughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil - Monday, April 29, 11:00 AM Meme's Coffee Shop, 1529 Johnson Rd or Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveThe Friend by Sigrid…
  • SMRLD Walking Club May 20, 2024 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wilson Park, Granite City, IL 62040 SMRLD Walking ClubJoin us for a walk aroundWilson Parkevery 3rd MondayApril - October5 PMMeet at Ice Rink parking lotApril 15; May 20; June 17; July 15; August 19; September 16; and October 21Cancellations due to weather will be announced via Facebook by 2 PM on the day of the event.Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected]
  • Digital Tuesday @ Pontoon Beach May 21, 2024 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pontoon Beach Administration Building Board Room 1 Regency Parkway, Pontoon Beach, IL, United States Registration Required Call 618-452-6238, Ext 303 to register. Seating is limited.
  • Legos May 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Children's Department - Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA 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

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