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:

2024 Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Read, Renew, Repeat
Register online at smrld.beanstack.com, with the Beanstack Tracker App
Stop by either library location to pick up a free tote bag to keep your badges on.
Complete activities (like read an hour each week or attend a program) to earn badges.
Earn 6 badges and receive a 2023 Summer Reading T-shirt at the finale!
Must be at Finale to get the t-shirt.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
 
Teen Cuisine Cooking Class
in partnership with University of Illinois Extension
For Grades 7-12
June 3-7 from 1-3 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Teens must be able to attend all class dates. Space is limited. Call the YS Department at 618-452-6238 to register.
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences | This material funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP-Ed. University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call 618.875.8939. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.
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 at 12 PM Saturday,
Jun. 8, Jul. 20, Aug. 10
at 2001 Delmar Ave
Tell us what you think!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
 
Teen Craft: Suncatcher Succulents
for Grades 7-12
Wednesday, June 26
5:30-7:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Drop in and paint a suncatcher succulent! Drop in and paint a suncatcher succulent!

Call the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to Register.

Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book Journals
Workshop for Teens, Grades 7-12
Friday, July 19
2 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Call the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to register
Teen Glow Painting Fishbone Chimes
for Grades 7-12
Wed., July 24 | 5:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Paint in the dark using black lights and glow paint! Call the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to Register.
Shark Week 2024 All Ages Challenge 
August 3-10
Register Online at smrld.beanstack.com or with the Beanstack Tracker App.
Read 2 shark/ocean books & complete 2 activities  to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the St. Louis Aquarium!
There will be 3 drawings: one for youth up through 6th grade, one for teens in grades 7-12, and one for adults.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Shark Week Kick Off Party
Saturday, August 3
2 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
We’re kicking off our Shark week challenge! Come by and enjoy Games, Crafts & Snacks!
ARC Angels Foundation
Back to school Tips for dealing with stress & anxiety Open to Teens and Tweens
Wednesday, August 7
5:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Teen Bad Art Night
For Tweens & Teens, Grades 5-12
Thursday, August 29
5 – 7 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Drop in and make some art (good or bad) with provided supplies!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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Wednesday Readers
Grades 7-12
Snacks | Crafts Games | Book Talks
in the Teen Room
Every Wednesday
5:30 PM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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Nintendo Switch
Every Saturday, 1-4 PM
Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Grades 7-12
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

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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  • Nintendo Switch May 25, 2024 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]
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