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.

Things to Do:

All Ages:
Celebrate National Library Week with a Peeps Diorama Contest!
All ages are welcome to participate either as individuals or as a family. Download and print the rules and entry form here (link to pdf)
Family Friendly book themed dioramas are due April 4th.
Two PEEPTASTIC awards will be given – Fan Favorite chosen by library users and Staff Favorite chosen by library staff.
Join us for our Peep Party on Saturday April 13 at 2pm at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue.  We will have snacks, crafts, and announce the Peep diorama winners!
 
Contest Rules:
All entries should be around the size of a standard shoebox, with a maximum size of 12”x18”x12”.  Sides may be removed.
All characters in your scene should be made using Peeps.  Dioramas can use any type of Peep.
Limit of one entry per person or family team.
Dioramas with attached entry forms may be dropped off at either location on Thursday, April 4.
Winners will be awarded in two categories: SMRLD staff favorite and Fan Favorite.
Voting will be open from April 7 to 12pm on April 13th.  Votes may be cast online or in person at our Delmar Avenue location.  Winners will be announced at our Peeps Party on April 13 at 2pm.
All entries must be picked up at SMRLD  2001 Delmar Avenue by 8PM on Thursday April 18.  Remaining Dioramas will be discarded.
Teen Winter Reading Challenge 
December 17 – February 19
Grades 7-12
Pick up a bookmark at either library location or register online at  https://smrld.beanstack.com
Read 4 Books – Get a Grand Prize Entry
Get an additional entry for every  book review submitted
Call (618) 452-6238 ext 755 for additional information.

Tabletop Tuesdays
Tuesdays  —  6-7:30 PM
2145 Johnson Rd
January 8th – Intro to Playing RPGs
January 22nd – Creating Characters
February 12 – Adventure Time!
February 26 – Board @ SMRLD
Interested in tabletop gaming?
Grades 7-12 can learn how to play RPGs and board games in our new gaming series
Call 452-6238 ext 755 for more information.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Grades 7-12
Join us in the SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue Teen Room the
 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Our first book will be The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks.
Copies can be picked up for check out at either library location beginning in early December.
Future books chosen by reader vote.
Snacks provided!
Call (618) 452-6238 ext 755 for additional information.
Flight from Fairyland Tower 
An Original Escape Room Adventure for Grades 7-12.
Wednesday, February 20th  —   6-7:30 PM.
2001 Delmar Ave
Can you work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and
escape from Fairyland Tower before time runs out?
For more information, call 452-6238 ext 755.
Teen Advisory Group
The first Saturday of the month — 10-11 AM
March 2nd – 2001 Delmar Avenue
April 6th – 2145 Johnson Road
May 4th – 2001 Delmar Avenue
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) are teenage volunteers ages 13-17 who provide input on improving library services to teens.
Come share your ideas about events, talk about books, and help shape
 what’s coming up next for teens at SMRLD.
Donuts provided!!!
Call (618) 452-6238 ext 755 for additional information.
Magic: The Gathering
An Original Escape Room Adventure for Grades 7-12.
Thursday, March 9th  —   6:30-7:30 PM.
2001 Delmar Ave
Interested in learning how to play Magic: The Gathering?
Heroic Adventures will be here to teach the game basics.
Get a free starter deck!
Ages 13+
Call 452-6238 ext 755 for more information.
Tabletop Tuesdays
Tuesdays  —  6-7:30 PM
March 12 — 2001 Delmar Ave
March 26 — 2145 Johnson Rd
Interested in tabletop gaming?
Grades 7-12 can learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons and a
variety of card/board games in our new gaming series.
Players of all experience levels welcome!
Call 452-6238 ext 755 for more information.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Grades 7-12
Join us in the SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue Teen Room the
 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM.
March 19: Princeless V. 1 by Jeremy Whitley
April 15: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
May 21:  Lumberjanes V. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
Copies the current selection can be picked up for check out at either library location.
Future books chosen by reader vote.
Snacks provided!
Call (618) 452-6238 ext 755 for additional information.
Google CS First: Storytelling with Scratch
Every Thursday, March 28th through May 16th
 3:30-4:30 PM 
SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue
Create and share your own digital stories!
No coding experience required!   
 Open to all youth Ages 9-14. 
Space is limited; call 452-6238 and speak with Youth Services to register. 

Nintendo Switch Gaming – Every Saturday at 2001 Delmar Avenue Teen Room from 1-4. Grades 6-12.

Volunteens –

Want to help out at your library? Excellent!

Our volunteens can help out in a few different areas:

  • Children’s Programs – You can help onsite at our summer reading programs.
  • Computer Assistance – You can help others learn and navigate technology.
  • Homework Assistance – You can help children and peers succeed in school.
  • Bilingual Opportunities – Can you speak a second language? You could help us help our community.
  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG) – You can help improve Teen services at the library. See more about TAG below.
  • Friends of the Library (FOL)  Book Sale – You can assist the Friends of the Library with their annual book sales.

Have another idea of how you can work with the library? We’d be glad to hear it!

Getting Started:

  1. Read our Volunteer Policy
  2. Fill out a Volunteer Form 
  3. Return it to either library location

The Volunteen Coordinator will contact you about opportunities in your interest areas. All of the forms and information are available at either library location.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

 

We always welcome new TAG members!

Benefits of Being a TAG member:

  • Earn community service or volunteer hours (looks great on a resume or college application)
  • Make new friends
  • Suggest books, movies, CDs, and other materials for the library
  • Plan programs and events that YOU and your friends want
  • Be an active part of making the library better for our teen customers
  • Special TAG-member only events

TAG meets the 1st Saturday of the Month at 10 AM at alternating library locations.

Delmar AvenueJohnson Road
JanuaryFebruary
MarchApril
MayJune
JulyAugust
SeptemberOctober
NovemberDecember

TAG Mission Statement:

The mission of the Six Mile Regional Library District Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is to promote and enhance library services for the teens served by the library district by:

  • Encouraging use of the library by teens by promoting the library, its services, and activities at school and in the community
  • Advising the Teen Services Librarian in material selection and collection development
  • Providing input and information to staff on issues of importance to teens
  • Planning and participating in teen programs

All TAG members are volunteers and must fill out a volunteer form.

Teen Digital Library

Find what you need for your next assignment or to ace that test! Find books, audiobooks, comics, 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.

 

2001 Delmar

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2145 Johnson

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Upcoming Events

Sun 17

Winter Reading Challenge – All Ages

December 17, 2018 - February 19, 2019
Tue 19

America Reads Tutor

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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