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Our librarians will be happy to find materials for you based on what you like.  Just fill out the form below and we will pick out 5 things just for you!

Upcoming Book Releases

Click here to be one of the first names on the hold list for these upcoming releases. Check the books you would like to place on hold, the SMRLD staff will do the rest!

Book Lists Collection on Pinterest

View some of our favorite Book Lists Currated by SMRLD staff for your enjoyment

Ever wonder what your SMRLD librarians are reading? Well now you can follow along at smrld.org/librarianreads with some of their recommendations.

Did you love that last book you read and want to find similar books or authors?
Check out Novelist!  Enter an author’s name or title to discover read alikes based on the characters, genres, tone, & writing style.  

NoveList Plus


Novelist K-8 Plus

In the middle of a series and you do not know what comes next?
Check out Kent District Library’s What’s Next! Type in the author’s last name or series character for the chronological list of all the books in the series.  
What’s Next®: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library

SMRLD Book Club Favorites

        

  

Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book Club for a morning or evening discussion of the latest book club selection. The last Monday of the month, Morning Meeting —11 AM at SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd or Evening Meeting—6:30 PM at Kool Beanz Café, 1316 Niedringhaus Ave. Copies of the book are available at both libraries. Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 785.

Reading Challenges!
Join our Summer and Winter Reading Challenges at either library location or online at Beanstack (https://smrld.beanstack.com/reader365)!


Beanstack
Discover our most recommended books and events, log your reading and activities, and earn points, badges, and possibly even prizes along the way.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register at Either Library Location or
Keep Book Log
Every 100 Books  – Visit either library location and receive a sticker.
500 Books – Your child will receive a free book.
1000 Books –  Your child will receive a free book and a backpack.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
2023 SMRLD Adult Reading Challenge!
Select and read 12 books based on our challenge prompts during 2023 and received a surprise!
Pick up the challenge at either library or sign up through Beanstack!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext. 755

For more assistance in selecting your next great read feel free to ask a research librarian at either location, via email [email protected], or by phone 618-452-6238 ext 730.

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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…
  • 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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