Archive for February, 2023
Available at 2001 Delmar Ave: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00-2:30; & Friday 10:30-2:30
Hayden Ellis joins the SMRLD as a Masters of Social Work intern. Hayden received their Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Hayden is currently enrolled at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the Master’s program. Hayden’s goal at the library is to help and connect a customer who is in need with the services and resources provided within the community. Hayden has a passion for helping others and using solution-focused practice to help customers through any crisis in their life. Hayden also has experience with crisis work, as they currently work as a Mobile Crisis Responder in East St. Louis.
Social work in libraries is a new and evolving field within social work practice. When working in libraries, social workers can be useful in many different ways. Library social work merges macro and micro practice to serve client needs by serving as a learning resource, building community networks, and providing crisis intervention. Hayden will be accessible to any client who is in need of connection to resources available within the 62040 area by phone at 618-452-6238 ext. 732 or email at [email protected].
What Hayden Can Help You With
Assist with resources for:
- Legal needs
- Paying bills
- Job assistance
- Mental health
- Obtaining ID’s and government documents
- A listening ear
- Validation for your experiences
- Empathy and compassion
- Someone who will use your pronouns
- A judgement-free zone
From the depths of our hearts, the Six Mile Regional Library District wishes to express our sincerest gratitude for the love and support you have shown us throughout the years. Your patronage and appreciation for the services we provide brings us immense joy and pride.
We know that libraries hold a special place in many people’s hearts, as they are a sanctuary for learning, discovery, and connection. We are humbled and honored to be a part of that tradition, and we are proud to provide our community with access to the wealth of knowledge and resources that we offer.
We see you, dear residents of 62040, in our library every day. We see you checking out the latest bestsellers, studying for an upcoming exam, or sitting quietly in a corner, lost in a novel. We see you attending our programs and events, meeting up with friends and loved ones, and making new connections. We see you, and we are truly grateful for the trust you place in us.
We are committed to continuing to improve and expand our services to best serve your needs. We will continue to offer new and exciting materials and programming that will inspire and delight. We will continue to be a safe and welcoming place for all members of our community, no matter where you come from, or what your circumstances may be.
We hope that you will continue to visit us, use our resources, and engage with us. We want to be a part of your lives, and we want you to be a part of ours. We hope that you will continue to love and cherish your library, as we love and cherish you.
With all our hearts,
Six Mile Regional Library District