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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:

S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
June: Newspaper Towers
July: Paddle Boats
August: Shark Tooth Necklaces
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
Children’s Smokey the Bear Reading Challenge
Register 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 department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Children’s 2024 Summer Reading Challenge
Read, Renew, Repeat
Register online at smrld.beanstack.com,
with the Beanstack Tracker App, or
at either library location and you will be entered in a weekly drawing for STL Cardinals tickets!
Stop by either library location to pick up a free book to get you started.
Log books you read or listen to between June 1 and July 20.
Read 10 books to complete the challenge.
Stop by either library location to get a finishing bag with prizes & receive a 2024 Summer Reading T-shirt at the finale! Must be present at the finale to get the t-shirt.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
   
Children’s Summer Reading Programs
 11 AM at The Mill, 1311 E 20th St
Across the street from our 2001 Delmar Ave location
Friday, July 12: Treehouse Wildlife Center – Meet and learn about the rescued birds and animals!
Friday, July 19: Mad Science Oceans of Possibilities – All about oceans and sea life with exciting demonstrations & experiments.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
2024 Children’s Summer Reading Finale
Saturday, July 27
10 AM
at SMRLD, 2145 Johnson Rd
Get Your T-shirt Prize at the Shirts Galore Mobile Printer & Enjoy the Foam Party! Dress for Mess!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Fridays, July 12 & 26
Friday, August 9 & 23
10 AM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers
Saturday, July 20 & August 17
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
Shark Week 2024 All Ages Challenge 
August 3-10
Register Online at smrld.beanstack.com 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!
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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

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • 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…
  • 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
  • Kids' Summer Reading Programs July 19, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Mill Events, 1311 20th St, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Kids' Summer Reading Programs2 PM 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…
  • Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book Journals July 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book JournalsWorkshop for Teens, Grades 7-12Friday, July 192 PMSMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveCall the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to register
  • Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers July 20, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & ToddlersSaturday, June 15; July 20; & August 1710 AM at SMRLD2001 Delmar AveStories, Songs, & Slightly Messier PlaytimeQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

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