Teens

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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages. Teen services focuses on providing programs, materials, and research help for ages 12-18. Youth services focuses on children 12 and under. See the Kids page for more information.

Things to Do: Event Calendar or Brochure

Teens:

America Reads Tutor Available for Students 
K-12 Grade
1 Hour Sessions
First Come, First Served
Every Monday from 3-6 PM
Every Tuesday from 3-8  PM
SMRLD, Youth Services Dept. 2001 Delmar Ave

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The Smart Cookie Reading Club
Winter Reading Challenge
December 14 – February 8
An All Ages Challenge
Register online at smrld.beanstack.com or with the Beanstack Tracker App
Read just 60 minutes each week
Complete all 8 weeks from December 14, 2023 through February 8, 2024
Celebrate your accomplishment at our  Reading Club Cookie Party!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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Lunar New Year Family Celebration
Thursday, February 8
4:30 PM
at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Come Learn Holiday Traditions & Enjoy Stories, Crafts, Snacks, & More!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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TAG = Teen Advisory Group
TAG is for volunteers ages 13-17 who use their voice to improve the library’s teen services, materials, and so much more!
Meetings are at 12 PM Saturday,
Feb. 10
at 2001 Delmar Ave
Tell us what you think!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

All ages party for those that complete the winter reading challenge.
Congradulations on completing the Smart Cookie Winter Reading Challenge!

Celebrate your accomplishment Saturday, February 10
2 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave

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Free Tax Preparation
February 12 – April 15, 2024
2001 Delmar Ave
By Appointment Only
Registration opens January 18
The program is designed to help families with an annual income of less than $60,000.
This project is brought to you by the Gateway EITC Community Coalition and VITA.
Call 618-452-6238 Ext. 730 for appointments or more information
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Bad Art Night
For Tweens & Teens, Grades 5-12
Thursday, February 22
5 – 7 PM
2001 Delmar Ave
Drop in and make some art (good or bad) with provided supplies!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
*Thanks to Starnet & the Adler Planetarium you can…
Get your solar eclipse glasses at the library!
Beginning Friday, March 8th, show your library card at the customer service desk and receive up to 5 solar eclipse glasses –
while supply lasts!
TAG = Teen Advisory Group
TAG is for volunteers ages 13-17 who use their voice to improve the library’s teen services, materials, and so much more!
Meetings are at 12 PM Saturday,
Mar. 9, Apr. 20, May 11
at 2001 Delmar Ave
Tell us what you think!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
 
Teen Terrarium Craft
Wednesday, March 27
5:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Call the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to register
Celebrate National Library Week with our 7th Annual
Peeps Diorama Contest!
All ages are welcome to participate, either as individuals or as a family
Drop off your family-friendly book-themed dioramas to the 2001 Delmar Ave Youth Department by April 5th!
Vote for your favorite April 8th through 12th online or at 2001 Delmar Ave
Two Peeptastic Awards! Staff Favorite & Fan Favorite
The University of Illinois Extension & 4H present: Ready4Work
For teens, grades 7-12
Every Wednesday
April 10 – May 15
5:30 PM
SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Learn life skills focusing on college readiness, financial literacy, and leadership. As well as how you build a resume and cover letter, dressing for success, interviewing skills, career planning, social media etiquette, time management and more.
Snacks will be provided.
 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES University of Illinois | U.S. Department of Agriculture | Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program, please call the local Extension office at 618-344-4230.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Saturday, May 4th
Pick up comics at either of our locations!
Youth, Teen, & Adult TItles available
While Supplies Last
Call 452-6238 ext 730 or email [email protected] with any questions
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Wednesday Readers
Grades 7-12
Snacks | Crafts Games | Book Talks
in the Teen Room
Every Wednesday
5:30 PM at SMRLD, 2001 Delmar Ave
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
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Nintendo Switch
Every Saturday, 1-4 PM
Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Grades 7-12
Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

Teen Digital Library

Find what you need for your next assignment or to ace that test! 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.


2001 Delmar

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

2145 Johnson

ClosedToday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • Free Tax Preparation - By Appointment Only February 23, 2024 Free Tax PreparationFebruary 12 - April 15, 20242001 Delmar AveBy Appointment OnlyRegistration opens January 18The program is designed to help families with an annual income of less than $60,000.This project is brought to you by the Gateway EITC Community Coalition and VITA.Call 618-452-6238 Ext. 730 for appointments or more information
  • Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers February 23, 2024 at 10:00 am – 10:45 am Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Play & Learn For Babies & ToddlersFridays, December 9 & 23Fridays, January 13 & 27Fridays, February 10 & 2410 AM at SMRLD2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • Free Tax Preparation - By Appointment Only February 24, 2024 Free Tax PreparationFebruary 12 - April 15, 20242001 Delmar AveBy Appointment OnlyRegistration opens January 18The program is designed to help families with an annual income of less than $60,000.This project is brought to you by the Gateway EITC Community Coalition and VITA.Call 618-452-6238 Ext. 730 for appointments or more information
  • Keurig Pop-Up Bar February 24, 2024 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Keurig Pop-Up BarSaturdays 9AM - NoonDecember 9 - February 242001 Delmar AveWarm Up with a hot beverage
  • Nintendo Switch February 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]

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