Six Mile Regional Library Receives Edwardsville Community Foundation’s Healing Illinois Grant

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Six Mile Regional Library District received a Healing Illinois grant from the Edwardsville Community Foundation. The grant was available to schools and libraries to assist in the efforts to teach children and adults about racial differences through books.

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is a group of local business and community leaders founded to impact the quality of life in the local communities, including: Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Hamel, Moro, Dorsey and Worden and surrounding areas.

Six Mile Regional Library District used these grant funds to create multigenerational book kits. Each kit is designed to help facilitate conversations no matter the age.

There are eleven kits divided into two categories, Tough Topics and Experience Stories. The Tough Topics kits are primarily composed of non-fiction books about various issues including anti racism, immigration and activism. The Experience Stories kits are composed of fiction books that highlight lives of characters of minority backgrounds including, African Americans, Muslims and Asian Americans. All kits include one adult book, one teen book, one juvenile book and one picture book, plus a folder containing discussion questions.

The book kits are great for families to share together, inspire reading, and family discussions. They also work well for small book clubs or anyone interested in a particular topic or experience. You can find the kits in the parent collection of the youth department at our Delmar Avenue location or request one through our online catalog.

Multigenerational Book Kits

Tough Topics

  • Activism
  • Anti Racism
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Immigration
  • Incarceration
  • White Privilege

Experience Stories

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • First Nation
  • Latin American
  • Muslim American

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  • Teen Advisory Group December 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA TAG = Teen Advisory GroupTAG is for volunteers ages 13-17 who use their voice to improve the library's teen services, materials, and so much more!Meetings are 12-1 PM @ 2001 Delmar AveSaturday,Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11Tell us what you think!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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  • Holiday Story Time with Local Author of Jolly Jimma, Marley Walls December 12, 2022 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Holiday Story Time with Local Author of Jolly Jimma, Marley WallsMonday, December 1210 AM SMRLD,  2145 Johnson RdEnjoy Stories, songs, and a Craft!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720Story 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

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