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:

Basic Banking for Teens
Tuesday, April 26th  —  6:30 PM 2001 Delmar Avenue.
Whether you just got your first job, or are saving your allowance,
come learn about basic banking and budgeting. For grades 7-12.
Presented by Regions Bank.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Girls Who Code
 Beginning Thursday, March 8th  —  3:30-5 PM 2001 Delmar Avenue.
Learn to Code! Change the World!
 Girls Who Code is a 10 week program for girls grades 6-12
who want to impact their community with computer science skills!
  Join us every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM from March 8th to May 10th.
Call 452-6238 to register.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, May 3  —  4-5 PM 2145 Johnson Rd
 The Teen Advisory Group are volunteers ages 13-17
who want to make the library a better place for teens!
Suggest books, make displays, plan events, and more!
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
Interested?  Call 618-452-6238 ext 755 for more information or to sign up!

Girls Who Code
 Beginning Thursday, March 8th  —  3:30-5 PM 2001 Delmar Avenue.
Learn to Code! Change the World!
 Girls Who Code is a 10 week program for girls grades 6-12
who want to impact their community with computer science skills!
  Join us every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM from March 8th to May 10th.
Call 452-6238 to register.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Reading Take You Everywhere!
All Ages 2018 Summer Reading Program
Registration Begins May 21
Register at Either Library Location or
Volunteens!
Want to give your library a helping hand this summer?
Join our Volunteens! Volunteens are ages 13-17 and assist with events and book sales.
Come to one of the informational sessions to learn more and get an application.
Friday, May 25th 4-4:30 PM at 2001 Delmar Avenue
or
Saturday, May 26th 10-10:30 AM at 2145 Johnson Road.
Call 452-6238 ext 755 for more information.
Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale
Thursday, May 31 — 6-9 PM
Friday, June 1 — 4-9 PM
Saturday, June 2 — 9 AM – Noon
Granite City Ice Rink, Wilson Park
2900 Benton St, Granite City, IL 62040
 Thursday is the preview sale.  Admission is $5.00 unless you are a member of
the Six Mile Regional Library Friends of the Library.
Books are 50 cents each except for special items, which are priced separately.
Free Admission Friday and Saturday.

Teen Wii 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 Thursday of the Month  at alternating library locations.

Johnson RoadDelmar Avenue
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

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Teen Wii Games

    April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Story Time

    April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Lego Club 

    April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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