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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

All Ages:

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saturday, October 1st
3-5 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Join us for family fun learning about different Hispanic cultures, enjoy snacks, games, and more!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
4th Annual IHLS Library Crawl!
October 1st through 31st

Check out some of our neighboring libraries this Fall

The crawl passports will be available September 30th at both libraries.
Visit 5 libraries by October 31st and you will be entered into a drawing for a Quick Trip gift card!
Passports must be turned in by November 1st.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext. 755
Spooky Story Contest
Submissions due by October 15th
Four Age Groups: Grades 2-4; Grades 5-8; Grades 9-12; & Adult
Grand Prize for each age group: A $50 Amazon Gift Card & Your Story Read Aloud and posted on our page
Full rules and eligibility available at www.smrld.org/spookystory
Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext 730 for more information
Día de los Muertos Exhibit
November 1 & 2
2001 Delmar Ave
Visit our exhibit to view an ofrenda, learn about the history of the
Day of the Dead celebration, and honor your own loved ones who have passed.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext. 730

Family Read Night Book Bingo & Story Time with Author Kevin Rader Presented by SMRLD & TWIGS
Thursday, November 17
6 PM
at TWIGS Complex, 2101 Cleveland Blvd
Enjoy a special story time followed by snacks and games of Bingo to win books!
All ages. Use the QR code to register or call the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 ext 720.

Youth Services Department Presents:

S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math
September: Robot Hand
October: Jack-o-Lantern Slime
November: Marble Maze
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
Music & Movement
Fun Music Program with Interactive Songs & Movements, For Babies & Toddler
Friday, October 14 & 28
Friday, November 25
10 AM  at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
It’s A Monster Mask Making Night!
Wednesday, October 19
5 – 7 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Ages Pre-K to 7 year-olds
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Chef Bananas’ Halloween Show
Enjoy a fun, family-friendly comedy and magic show!
Thursday, October 20
6 PM
Outdoors on the Patio at 2145 Johnson Rd
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
Nintendo Switch Gaming for Tweens
Wednesday, Nov. 9th
3-6 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Ages 8-11
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
 
Story Time
Enjoy stories, music and crafts!
Mondays at 10 AM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Legos
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

America Reads Tutor Available for Students, K-12 Grade
1 Hour Sessions
First Come, First Served
Every Thursday from 4:30-8 PM, Every Friday from 4-6 PM, Every Saturday from 9AM-6 PM.
SMRLD, Youth Services Dept., 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720.

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!

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Upcoming Events

  • 4rd Annual IHLS Library Crawl! October 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022 4rd Annual IHLS Library Crawl!October 1st through 31stCheck out some of our neighboring libraries this FallThe crawl passports will be available September 30th at both libraries.Visit 5 libraries by October 31st and you will be entered into a drawing for a Quick Trip gift card!Passports must be turned in by November 1st.Questions? Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238…
  • Story Time October 3, 2022 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave&Thursdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2145 Johnson RoadQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Legos October 4, 2022 at 5:00 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
  • America Reads Tutor Available October 6, 2022 at 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm America Reads Tutor AvailableStudents, K-12 Grade1 Hour SessionsFirst Come, First ServedEvery Thursday from 4:30-8 PM, Every Friday from 4-6 PM, Every Saturday from 9AM-6 PM.SMRLD, Youth Services Dept., 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720.  
  • America Reads Tutor Available October 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm America Reads Tutor AvailableStudents, K-12 Grade1 Hour SessionsFirst Come, First ServedEvery Thursday from 4:30-8 PM, Every Friday from 4-6 PM, Every Saturday from 9AM-6 PM.SMRLD, Youth Services Dept., 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720.  

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