Teens

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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages. Teen services focuses on providing programs, materials, and research help for ages 12-18. Youth services focuses on children 12 and under. See the Kids page for more information.

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Teens:

COZY UP with a Good Book – All Ages Winter Reading Program
December 15 through February 2
Sign up through smrld.beanstack.com or pick up a log at either library!
Read one hour each week of the program and you will be entered in a drawing for a prize!
The drawings begin on Friday, December 23 so log your reading on Beanstack or turn in your log each week by Friday at 5PM.

 

Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander – ILP

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, 7-7:45 PM

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cafUTTapQhyl1tRE60qMNw

Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change! 

Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.

Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. 

To request accommodations, please email [email protected]

TAG = Teen Advisory Group
TAG 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 Ave
Saturday, Feb. 11
Tell us what you think!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Marbled Paper – Teen Craft
Grades 7-12
Thursday, February 9
5-7 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Learn how to marble paper with food coloring and shaving foam.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Nintendo Switch
Every Saturday, 1-4 PM
Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Grades 7-12
For more information email: [email protected]

Teen Digital Library

 

Find what you need for your next assignment or to ace that test! 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.


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Upcoming Events

  • COZY UP with a Good Book All Ages Winter Reading Program December 15, 2022 – February 2, 2023 smrld.beanstack.com COZY UP with a Good BookAll Ages Winter Reading ProgramDecember 15 through February 2Sign up through smrld.beanstack.com or pick up a log at either library!Read one hour each week of the program and you will be entered in a drawing for a prize!The drawings begin on Friday, December 23 so log your reading on Beanstack…
  • Nintendo Switch January 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]
  • Story Time January 30, 2023 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! January 30, 2023 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Book Club!Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book ClubNo Meeting in December - We look forward to seeing you in the New YearThe Maid by Nita Prose: Monday, January 30, 11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveRural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter: Monday, February 27, 11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveCopies of the…
  • Legos January 31, 2023 at 5:00 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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