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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 Quarterly Brochure

Winter Reading Challenges for ALL AGES!
December 16th – February 17th
Children (birth – grade 6)
Teen (grades 7-12)
Adult
Register or find out more at smrld.beanstack.com,
Beanstack Tracker App., or at either library location
2nd Annual Library Crawl
January 10 – 27
Visit our surrounding libraries, learn more about library services in Illinois,
& earn chances to win a gift card!
All ages may participate!
Pick up a passport at either SMRLD library.
Visit participating libraries around the area between January 10 and 27 and have your passport stamped!
For every five libraries you visit, earn an entry for the prize drawing.
Return the passport to an SMRLD library by January 28 to redeem your prize drawing entries.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
Chinese New Year Family Celebration
Saturday, January 25  —  2 PM
at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Come Learn Holiday Traditions &  Enjoy Stories, Crafts, Snacks and More!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720
PALentines Day Party
Friday, February 14  —  2 PM
at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Grades 3-8
Bring Your Best Pal to the Library for Fun Crafts, Snacks & More!
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720

Repeating Programs

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

Story time is offered twice a week. On Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Delmar Avenue location and Thursdays at 10 AM at the Johnson Road location.

Spanish/English Bilingual Story Time Cuentos Bilingues is the First Monday of Each Month  —  6:30 PM, EL Primer Lunes de Cada Mes 18:30, in the Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave. 

Lego Club is offered every Tuesday from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Delmar Avenue location.  Children can stop in and build, then their creations will be showcased in our display case for the week.

Music & Movement The First Friday of the Month  —  10:30 AM at our Delmar Avenue location. Fun Music Program with Interactive Songs & Movements For Babies & Toddlers
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720   

Saturday Science Lab Every Second Saturday of the Month — 3 PM at our Delmar Avenue location. For Grades 3-8. Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext 720  

Tales for Tails Every second Tuesday of the month at our Johnson Road location from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and  every third Tuesday of the month at our Delmar Avenue location from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Kids can come in and practice their reading skills by reading books to certified CHAMP therapy dogs.  

Children’s Digital Library

ABCmouse

ABC Mouse: A comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, with more than 8,500 learning activities and 850 lessons. This standards-based computer program is available on library computers only.

Explora: Provides a trustworthy online environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Novelist K-8 Plus: Novelist K-8 can help you find books similar to the ones you already like.  A trusted source of read-alike book recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and  interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


Scholastic GO!: Provides credible, accurate, reliable information on almost every school subject. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.  Also accessible from home by clicking here.

Tumblebooks Library: Calling all Kids! Enjoy storybooks, read-alongs and language learning with full animation. Tumblebooks contains hundreds of animated stories that have music, sound
and narration. Users can choose to read the text or have the stories read to them.

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 - 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Wed 22

Bookmarks of Kindness Design Contest

December 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020
Wed 22

Winter Reading Challenges for ALL AGES!

December 16, 2019 - February 17, 2020
Wed 22

2nd Annual Library Crawl

January 10 - January 27

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