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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: Event Calendar or Brochure

Youth Services Department Presents:

Celebrate National Library Week with our 7th Annual
Peeps Diorama Contest!
All ages are welcome to participate, either as individuals or as a family
Drop off your family-friendly book-themed dioramas to the 2001 Delmar Ave Youth Department by April 5th!
Vote for your favorite April 8th through 12th online or at 2001 Delmar Ave
Two Peeptastic Awards! Staff Favorite & Fan Favorite

America Reads Tutor Available for Students
K-12 Grade | 1 Hour Sessions | First Come, First Served
2001 Delmar Ave: Mondays 3-6 PM & Tuesdays 3-8 PM
2145 Johnson Rd: Mondays 3-6 PM, Wednesdays 5-8 PM, and Fridays 3-6 PM
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
March: Spring Slime
April: Grass Head Plants
May: Chromatography Butterflies
For Grades 2-6
Pick up a kit with supplies and instructions at either library location while supplies last.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
*Thanks to Starnet & the Adler Planetarium you can…
Get your solar eclipse glasses at the library!
Beginning Friday, March 8th, show your library card at the customer service desk and receive up to 5 solar eclipse glasses –
while supply lasts!
Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Fridays, April 12 & 26
Friday, May 10 & 24
10 AM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Sit, Stay, Read with Got Your Six Therapy Dogs
Every 3rd Tuesday:
April 16
May 21
6:30-7:30 PM at SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
For children, grades K-8, come practice reading or just talk with a trained therapy dog!
Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, May 18
10 AM at SMRLD
2001 Delmar Ave
Stories, Songs, & Slightly Messier Playtime
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

Yoga Story Time at the StoryWalk®​

For Children Ages 5 – 10
Saturday, April 27
2 PM
Worthen Park, 2599 Parkview Dr
Bring a mat or towel & join us at the StoryWalk®. We’ll walk the path, read a story about yoga, & learn some poses with yoga instructor, Dena Pierce!
Questions? Email [email protected]or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Saturday, May 4th
Pick up comics at either of our locations!
Youth, Teen, & Adult TItles available
While Supplies Last
Call 452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected] with any questions
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Story Time
Enjoy stories, music, and crafts!
Mondays at 10 AM
SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
&
Wednesdays at 4:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected]or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
 ext 720
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Legos
Come Build with Us!
Every Tuesday
4 – 7 PM
In the Children’s Department, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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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? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720


Kid’s Digital Library

Find books, audiobooks, and more on our Online Resources Page! Resources are available at home and at the library.

Additional resources are available on our Resources & Services Page.

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

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • Story Time April 22, 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
  • America Reads Tutor April 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm America Reads Tutor Available for StudentsK-12 Grade | 1 Hour Sessions | First Come, First Served2001 Delmar AveMondays 3-6 PMTuesdays 3-8 PM2145 Johnson RdMondays 3-6 PMWednesdays 5-8 PMFridays 3-6 PMQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • America Reads Tutor April 23, 2024 at 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm America Reads Tutor Available for StudentsK-12 Grade | 1 Hour Sessions | First Come, First Served2001 Delmar AveMondays 3-6 PMTuesdays 3-8 PM2145 Johnson RdMondays 3-6 PMWednesdays 5-8 PMFridays 3-6 PMQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • Legos April 23, 2024 at 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Children's Department - Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Come Build with Us! Every Tuesday 5 - 7 PM In the Children's Department, 2001 Delmar Ave Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Story Time April 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Story TimeEnjoy stories, music, and crafts!Mondays at 10 AM SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd&Wednesdays at 4:30 PM SMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

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