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2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Register for the Challenge online through, the Beanstack app, or pick up a log at either library.
Log all the books you read or listen to from June 1 to July 20.
Read 8 books to complete the Challenge and earn a finishing prize!
Prize finishing bags will be available after June 10.  

The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin – ILP
Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.
Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.
Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email [email protected]
Adult Summer Crafts
18+ Adult Craft | 2-3:30 PM | 2001 Delmar Ave – Training & Events Room
Saturday, June 8 – Hello Summer Sign
Saturday, July 6 – Butterfly Houses
Saturday, August 10 – Glass Bead Keychains
Registration Required – Call 618-452-6238 Ext 730
Free Community Seizure First Aid Training 
with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
Wednesday, June 12
5:30 to 7 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Over a lifetime, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy.  The Epilepsy Foundation provides free training to safely administer seizure first aid.
Those that complete the course will receive a  two year certification.
Please register for the training at either research desk or by calling 618-452-6238 ext. 755
SMRLD Walking Club
Join us for a walk around
Wilson Park
every 3rd Monday
April – October
5 PM
Meet at Ice Rink parking lot
April 15; May 20; June 17; July 15; August 19; September 16; and October 21
Cancellations 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]

Job Search Training Session Series 
presented by expert, Frank Alaniz
Applicant Tracking Systems  – Thursday, June 27th from 3-4:30 PM
LinkedIn Optimization – Thursday, July 25th from 3-4:30 PM
Interviewing Skills – Thursday, August 8th from 3-4:30 PM
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, In person and via Zoom.
Come in person and receive a five minute review of your resume
Registration is required. Please call 618-452-6238 or go to to register.
All Wound Up
Beginning yarn crafts 11AM – 1PM
Saturday,  June 15th    – Simple Crochet Stitches
Saturday, July 20th – Simple Crochet Stitches
Saturday, August 17th – Knitting for Beginners
Saturday, September 21st  – Knitting for Beginners
Limited to 8 people
2145 Johnson Road
Register at or call 618-452-6238

Book Club!
Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book Club

A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson – Monday, June 24, 11:00 AM Meme’s Coffee Shop, 1529 Johnson Rd or Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths – Monday, July 29, 11:00 AM Meme’s Coffee Shop, 1529 Johnson Rd or Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast – Monday, August 26, 11:00 AM Meme’s Coffee Shop, 1529 Johnson Rd or Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave

Copies of the book are available at both libraries.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext. 785

3D Printing Demonstration
Saturday, August 31st 10AM – 12PM
2145 Johnson Rd
Finding, sharing, and printing 3D objects
Questions? Call 618-452-6238
Art & Craft Supply Freecycle!
Saturday, July 13
10 AM to 2 PM
2001 Delmar Avenue Library
Have craft supplies you no longer need? Looking for some new supplies for a project? Join the Library for the freecycle event!
Drop off never been or gently used art and craft supplies to the 2001 Delmar Avenue Library between July 11 & 12 during our regular hours.
What types of supplies: fabric, yarn, scrapbook items, stickers, buttons, beads, etc…
Before you donate the items to the library – ask yourself “Would I give this to my best friend?”
You do not have to donate to “shop” items on Saturday!
Shark Week 2024 All Ages Challenge 
August 3-10
Register Online at 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!
1-on-1 Technology Instruction
Appointments with personalized instruction are available for up to 1.5 hours in the following areas:
New device assistance; Laptop; Smartphone; Tablet; Internet basics; Search basics; Computer security basics; Windows basics; and More! Just ask!
Call 618-452-6238 ext. 784 to make your appointment.
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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages.  The Adult Services Department focuses on providing materials, programs, reference assistance, readers’ advisory, print & electronic resources, DVDs & CDs, and more for persons age 13 and over.

2001 Delmar

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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 the 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…
  • Kids' Summer Reading Programs June 21, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Mill Events, 1311 20th St, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Kids' Summer Reading Programs11 AM at The Mill, 1311 E 20th StAcross the street from our 2001 Delmar Ave locationFriday, June 14:  The Amazing Martika! -  One Woman Circus Show with silk fans, hula hoops, flag poi, levi-stick, and interactive circus game show.Friday, June 21:  Monkey Noodle Theatrics Improv Comedy Show -  Enjoy a fun, family friendly, improv show!Friday, June 28: Wild Heart - Enjoy fun nature themed songs and music…
  • Nintendo Switch June 22, 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]
  • Story Time June 24, 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

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