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What’s in a Name? SMRLD Celebrates 20 years!

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

What happened 20 years ago?

The Da Vinci Code was the NYT Best seller fiction, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was the top of the movie box office, we were all listening to Clay Aiken…

AND…the library officially changed its name to Six Mile Regional Library District.  From May 1, 1990 to June 30, 2003 the library was known as the Granite City Public Library District.  Prior to that it was simply the Granite City Public Library, as we were a municipal library for the first 78 years.
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We have been the Six Mile Regional Library District for 20 years! Watch and listen for a little history about why we changed our name and just what “Six Mile” means.


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Upcoming Events

  • 2024 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge: Read Renew Repeat June 1, 2024 – July 20, 2024 June 1 - July 20Register online at smrld.beanstack.com, with the Beanstack Tracker App, or at either library location
  • Children's Smokey Bear Reading Challenge June 1, 2024 – July 20, 2024 Children's Smokey the Bear Reading ChallengeRegister online at smrld.beanstack.com, with the Beanstack Tracker App.Log books you read or listen to between June 1 and July 20.Complete and check off activities.Read 3 books and do 5 activities to complete the challenge.Finish the challenge to be entered into a drawing for a plush Smokey the Bear!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services…
  • Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book Journals July 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book JournalsWorkshop for Teens, Grades 7-12Friday, July 192 PMSMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveCall the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to register
  • Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers July 20, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & ToddlersSaturday, June 15; July 20; & August 1710 AM at SMRLD2001 Delmar AveStories, Songs, & Slightly Messier PlaytimeQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • All Wound Up! July 20, 2024 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District - Johnson Road Branch, 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA All Wound UpBeginning yarn crafts 11AM - 1 PMSaturday, March 16th - Knitting for BeginnersSaturday, April 20th  - Knitting for BeginnersSaturday, May 18th  - Simple Crochet StitchesSaturday, June 15th - Simple Crochet StitchesLimited to 8 people2145 Johnson RoadRegister at tinyurl.com/allwoundup2 or call 618-452-6238

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