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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

Take Home Crafts
Look for a new children’s craft every week and a new teen craft every other week!
Available during regular Library hours at Both locations while supplies last.
Questions?  Email [email protected]
Bookmarks of Kindness Design Contest 
December 1st – February 1st
Spread a little joy and positivity into the world!
Two Categories:
Grades 5-8
Grades 9-12
Visit for entry form
Winning bookmarks will be printed out for readers at both libraries. Artists will receive a special prize book box with a free book & other goodies!
Design your bookmark using the template and return the page through mail, by placing it in a secure envelope in either location’s bookdrop, or emailing to [email protected]
For more information, call 452-6238 ext 755 or email [email protected]
Saturday Science Lab at Home
December 12: Paper Circuit – Light Up Greeting Card
January 9: Snow Ball Launcher
February 13: Grow a Crystal Heart
For Grades 2-6
Pick up an experiment kit with instructions, available beginning the Thursday before at either library location.
We will post a demonstration video to the library’s social media that Saturday if you want to follow along with us.
Questions?  Email [email protected]
The Reindeer Cruise
Presented by Six Mile Regional Library District & the Granite City Park District
Thursday, December 17 – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Wilson Park
Line up at the High School Teachers’ Parking Lot & Follow the Signs
Drive Through Event featuring Booths with giveaways from local businesses, Decorations, Santa Claus, & Real Live Reindeer!
Questions?  Email [email protected]
Read Woke Reading Challenge
December 17- February 5
A Challenge for All Ages
Register at either library location, online or with the Beanstack Tracker App
Get a free book when you register to get you started!
Choose 4 book categories that interest you.
Log the book title you read for each of the 4 categories.
Complete the challenge to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 452-6238 ext. 730
Chinese New Year Take Home Family Celebration Kit
Pick up your kit February 6-11 & use it to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 12!
Available during regular Library hours at Both locations while supplies last.
Questions?  Email [email protected]
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

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


2145 Johnson


Upcoming Events

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Bookmarks of Kindness Design Contest 

December 1, 2020 - February 1, 2021
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