Archive for October, 2023

The Library Board of Trustees are looking to fill an open board seat.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Now Accepting Applications

Want to become a Library Trustee and Join the SMRLD Board of Directors?

The Six Mile Regional Library District Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on our seven-member Board, which sets the library’s tax levy, budget, and library policies.  (75 ILCS 16/30-55)

Candidates may be selected to be interviewed by the Board.  The appointment of the individual chosen starts January 9, 2024, and runs through April 2025.  The position will be up for election during the general consolidated election process in the spring of 2025 to complete the remaining four-year term (through April 2029). At this time, the Board prefers to appoint candidates who seriously consider running for election in 2025.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend Board meetings (second Tuesday each month, 6:00 PM)
  • Preview the agenda, minutes and documents before each meeting
  • Participate in discussion and decision making at each meeting
  • Commit time outside of meetings for the work of the Board
  • Be knowledgeable about the goals, plans, history, and future of the library
  • Represent the library at community events, be visible and accessible
  • Have a sincere commitment to the purpose and mission of the library
  • Be informed about library issues through state and national library organizations
  • Be an advocate for the library community

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Qualified elector/registered voter residing in the library district (62040) for at least one year
  • Must be current in the payment of property taxes and not indebted to the library
  • May not have been convicted of a felony (75 ILCS 16/30-20, d & e)
  • Relevant professional, volunteer, or board experience
  • Knowledge of community interests

Submit your application, letter of interest, and resume/cv via email to [email protected] (preferred) or hand deliver to 2001 Delmar Avenue, by Monday, November 6, 2023, 3:00 PM.

The resume/cv provides the following information: schools/degrees attained/year of graduation; present occupation & employer/# of years with this employer (previous if retired); current and past board, civic, and other volunteer/community activities. 

SMRLD Board Application-FILLABLE



Brighten Your October with SMRLD: A Month of Community and Colorful Changes!

Sunday, October 1st, 2023

As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and orange, and the air begins to cool, the Six Mile Regional Library District is gearing up for an October filled with fun, community spirit, and a touch of spookiness. This year, we’ve got some exciting additions to our autumn lineup that are sure to make your October even more special!

Embrace the Spirit of Fall with Six Mile Regional Library District’s New Color-Changing LED Lights:

We are thrilled to unveil our downtown location’s stunning transformation with the addition of color-changing LED lights! These lights not only add a vibrant glow to our library but also symbolize our commitment to fostering a sense of togetherness and community spirit.

Fall Events and Programs:

Throughout October, the Six Mile Regional Library District has a host of exciting events and programs lined up for all ages. From spooky storytimes for kids to book club discussions for adults, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this fall.

Spooky Reads for All Ages:

October is a magical month for book lovers. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some spine-tingling tales. Whether you prefer classic ghost stories or contemporary psychological thrillers, you’ll find something to keep you up at night right here on our shelves.

Don’t have time to stop by the library, did you know you can Stream Movies, Music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, & eMagazines on your device with your library card?

Seasonal Movies to Check Out on DVD and Blu-ray:

As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a great movie. At Six Mile Regional Library District, we’ve curated a special selection of seasonal films perfect for enjoying the fall atmosphere.

From heartwarming autumn tales to classic Halloween flicks, there’s something for every taste. Don’t miss the chance to revisit beloved classics like “Hocus Pocus” or “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” If you’re in the mood for a newer release, explore our collection of recent films that capture the essence of the season.

These movies are not only great entertainment but also a fantastic way to get into the spirit of October and the upcoming holidays. So grab some popcorn, your favorite cozy blanket, and a DVD or Blu-ray from the library, and create your own cinematic fall experience.

Didn’t have time to stop by the library, did you know you can stream movies on Hoopla? Check out this Scares Collection to get your seach started!

Join Us for the Library Crawl:

We’re excited to be part of the Library Crawl again this year! This event runs the entire month of October and includes 158 libraries across IHLS. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the rich literary landscape of our region.

For SMRLD customers who wish to participate in the crawl, passports will be available at each customer service desk. Participants must visit 5 libraries to be entered into a drawing for a $25 QT gift card. The passports must be turned in by November 2nd, with the winner drawn on the afternoon of Monday, November 3rd.

Customers from other libraries will be stopping by all month. When they visit SMRLD not only will they get a stamp in their passport, they may also choose a piece of candy and a wooden nickel as a treat for stopping by. Want to fill up you passport? Each SMRLD location, 2001 Delmar Ave and 2145 Johnson Rd is a different stop.

This October, the Six Mile Regional Library District invites you to explore, learn, and connect with your community. Let’s celebrate together and make it a month to remember!

2001 Delmar


2145 Johnson


Upcoming Events

  • 2024 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge: Read Renew Repeat June 1, 2024 – July 20, 2024 June 1 - July 20Register online at, 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, 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…
  • Story Time July 15, 2024 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2145 Johnson Road&Wednesdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • SMRLD Walking Club July 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wilson Park, Granite City, IL 62040 SMRLD Walking ClubJoin us for a walk aroundWilson Parkevery 3rd MondayApril - October5 PMMeet at Ice Rink parking lotApril 15; May 20; June 17; July 15; August 19; September 16; and October 21Cancellations due to weather will be announced via Facebook by 2 PM on the day of the event.Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected]
  • Digital Tuesday @ Pontoon Beach July 16, 2024 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pontoon Beach Administration Building Board Room 1 Regency Parkway, Pontoon Beach, IL, United States Registration Required Call 618-452-6238, Ext 303 to register. Seating is limited.

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