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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:
SMRLD Pops Up!
Library cards, Information, & Giveaways!
Come find us at different businesses & events during the month of September!
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Fiestas
Enjoy Stories, Songs, Crafts, and Snacks with Special Guests from Different Hispanic Cultures! Everyone is Welcome!
September 15 – Mexico
September 22 – Puerto Rico
September 29 – Peru
6PM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
3rd Annual IHLS Library Crawl!
September 27 through October 17
Check out some of our neighboring libraries this Fall
The crawl passports will be available September 27 at both libraries.  Visit 5 libraries by October 17th and you will be entered into a drawing for a Schnucks gift card!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 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 and your story read aloud and posted on our page
Full rules and eligibility available at
Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext 730 for more information
Family Read Night
Book Bingo & Story Time
Thursday, November 18
6 PM at 2001 Delmar Ave
Enjoy a story time followed by snacks and games of
Bingo to win books!
All ages. Register by calling the Youth
Services Department at 618-452-6238.
Youth Services Department Presents:
Story Time
Enjoy stories, music and crafts!
Mondays at 10 AM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Thursdays at 6 PM at SMRLD 2145 Johnson Road
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
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
Tales for Tails
Read to a dog on the 2nd Wednesday of the month!
Kids in grades K-8 can practice reading with a dog from C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs!
Wednesdays: September 8; October 13; and November 10
6:30-7:30 PM
2145 Johnson Rd
The C.H.A.M.P. organization trains dogs for various animal assisted activities to improve and enhance life skills.
In public libraries, the dogs will sit and “listen” while kids enjoy reading and gain confidence in a positive setting!
For more information about C.H.A.M.P., ask your librarian or visit
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext.755
Music & Movement
Fun Music Program with Interactive Songs & Movements For Babies & Toddler
Friday, September 10 & 24
Friday, October 8 & 22
Friday, November 12
10 AM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
Saturday Science Lab
September 11: Ooblecks (Wear Clothes You Can Get Messy.)
October 9: Vomiting Pumpkins  (Wear Clothes You Can Get Messy.)
November 13: Balloon Turkey Racing
For Grades 2-6
2 PM at SMRLD 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions?  Email [email protected]
Mad Science Halloween Show
On the Patio
Wednesday, October 27
6:30 PM at 2145 Johnson Rd
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

Mon 20

Story Time @Delmar Ave

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 21


September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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