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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages. The Youth Services focuses on providing programs, materials, and research help for children from birth through age 12. Teen Services focuses on children ages 12 through 18. See the Teen page for more information.

Things to Do:

Disney Family Trivia Night
Saturday, October 19
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Avenue
1st Place Prize – $200
2nd Place $100
$80 Per Table, Up to 8 People
(Price Includes Beverages)
*Alcohol is not permitted*
All Ages Welcome!
Reserve Your Table at Either Library Location!

Music & Movement
Friday, September 6, October 4, and November 1 — 10:30 AM
2001 Delmar Ave
Fun Music Program with Interactive Songs & Movements
For Babies & Toddlers
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Story Times
Enjoy Stories, Songs, Crafts, Snack with
Special Guests from Different Hispanic Cultures!
September 16 – Mexico
September 23 – Panama
September 30 – Honduras
October 7 – Columbia
October 14 – Puerto Rico
6:30 PM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Avenue
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Robotics Workshop with SIUE STEM Center
Friday, September 20 — 2 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Avenue
Learn to Program Using Cublets!
For Ages 7-12
Rescheduled from July 10, 2019.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Call 618-452-6238 to Register

Stanley Cup Story Time
Saturday, September 21 — 2 PM
at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Avenue
Come Meet Louie!
From 2-2:30 PM
Followed by Hockey Themed Stories, Crafts & Snacks!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Spooky Stories with Mike Anderson
Tuesday, October 22 —  6:30 PM
Outside on the Patio at
SMRLD 2145 Johnson Road
From spooky and funny to scary and thought-provoking, Mike Anderson can deliver a shiver!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Make Your Own Foosball Table
Friday, November 8  — 2 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
For Grades 3-8
Call 618-452-6238 ext 720 to Register
Bingo for Books
November 21  —  6 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Play Bingo, Win a Book!
Celebrate Family Read Night with us!
All ages.
Register by calling the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

Repeating Programs

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

Story time is offered twice a week. On Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Delmar Avenue location and Thursdays at 10 AM at the Johnson Road location.

The first Monday of each month is Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime.

Lego Club is offered every Tuesday from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Delmar Avenue location.  Children can stop in and build, then their creations will be showcased in our display case for the week.

Saturday Science Lab Every Second Saturday of the Month — 3 PM at our Delmar Avenue location. For Grades 3-8. Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720  

Tales for Tails Every second Tuesday of the month at our Johnson Road location from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and  every third Tuesday of the month at our Delmar Avenue location from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Kids can come in and practice their reading skills by reading books to certified CHAMP therapy dogs.  

Children’s Digital Library

ABCmouse

ABC Mouse: A comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, with more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons. This standards-based computer program is available on library computers only.

Explora: Provides a trustworthy online environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Novelist K-8 Plus: Novelist K-8 can help you find books similar to the ones you already like.  A trusted source of read-alike book recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and  interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


Scholastic GO!: Provides credible, accurate, reliable information on almost every school subject. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.  Also accessible from home by clicking here.

Tumblebooks Library: Calling all Kids! Enjoy storybooks, read-alongs and language learning with full animation. Tumblebooks contains hundreds of animated stories that have music, sound
and narration. Users can choose to read the text or have the stories read to them.

Parents & Educators

Parent/Teacher Collection: SMRLD maintains a collection of resources for parents and teachers as part of our parent-teacher collection.  The Parent-Teacher collection includes resources for serving youth with special needs, curriculum development, and much much more. This collection is housed in the children’s department at the Delmar Avenue location.

Useful Links

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: Allows you to search for books with corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz.

Lexile Framework for Reading: Lexile measures help your child grow and improve his or her reading skills. Find books according to Lexile numbers, find the Lexile number of a book and track the growth of your child’s reading skills.

Need Help with Research & Homework? Access Online Resources Here!

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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages.  The Youth Services Department focuses on providing materials and programs for children from birth through 12th grade.
Programs, Reference Assistance, Readers’ Advisory, Print & Electronic Resources, DVDs & CDs, And more!

2001 Delmar

ClosedToday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Wed 18

iCash: Discover What’s Yours

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 19

Story Times

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 20

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