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*Announcements*

*** Summer Reading, Programs & Events Information Will Be Available Starting May 1 ***

*** Learn About the Peoria Libraries' Closure on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day ***

*** Learn About The Peoria Main Library's Mar. - Aug. Construction Project ***

 
Special Events
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Cinco de Mayo Program

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Help the library to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Puebla today! We will have Face Painters and Balloon Twisters in the Activity Room, with mood Mariachi music playing, and a Fiesta Frame Craft in the Maker Space area. A fiesta fit for Cinco de Mayo!

 
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Librarycon

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, May 12
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Leap into action and join us for Librarycon! Witness the presentations on comics, manga & anime! Participate in crafts & activities for the kids! AND, best yet, enter in one of the three Cosplay Contests: Children 6-11, Teens 12-18, and Adults 19+! Don't be a sidekick and miss out on all the fun!

  • Presentation Topics Include: Creating and Selling Your Own Board Games, Podcasting in the Comics World, Manga 101, Sewing Cosplay Costumes, Comics in the Classroom, Cosplay Makeup and much more!
  • Activities Include:
    A Star Wars Story Time @ 11:15 a.m.
    Kiddie Costume Parade @ 11:45 a.m.
    Crafts for the kids during the event.
    All ages can play xBox games during the event.

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Storytimes
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Storytimes @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

Both libraries offer a number of different story time opportunities for a variety of audiences including Storytime, Toddler Time, and much more!


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Discovery Learning
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PAWS 2 Read @ Your Peoria Libraries

PAWS 2 Read is an on-going program which allows children to read aloud to therapy dogs in order to improve reading skills. When children practice reading individually to trained therapy dogs (and their handlers) they become more confident readers, while having fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.

  • Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
    Dates: Saturdays; May 12, Jun. 9, Jul. 14, and Aug. 11
    Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     
  • Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
    Dates: Saturdays; May 19, Jun. 16 and July 21
    Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Mondays; Apr. 23 and May 14
Time: 10 a.m.

Interested in socialization, creative play and stimulating brain development for your little one? Come to the free play group with Miss Gabi who has classroom teaching experience as well as Early Education & Early Intervention experience. It is Guaranteed FUN!

 
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ABCmouse.com - Learning Resource

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries

ABCmouse.com: The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning, Inc.


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Family Fun
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Lego Club @ Your Peoria Libraries
 

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Dates: The First Tuesday of the month; May 3, Jun. 5, Jul. 3 and Aug. 7
Time: 4 p.m. Free tickets available at 3:30 p.m.

Build with Legos at the Library. Every month there is a different challenge – let us see what you can build using Legos and your imagination. 7 and younger must have an older sibling or parent with them. Free tickets will be available at 3:30 PM.


Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: The second Saturday of the month; May 12, Jun. 9, Jul. 14, and Aug. 11
Time: 2 p.m.

Do you LOVE Lego’s? Come every second Saturday of the month and build with us. Build a new creation each class! Ages 6-12 welcome.

 
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Spring Craft - Paint with Corks

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Apr. 23
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Cork Printing - Baaaaaa! Calling all Shaun the Sheep Fans! Use a cork to print the fluff!

 
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Spring Crafting - Underwater Fish

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, May 14
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Learn all about fish in the wild and taking care of pet fish. Then make a fun fish craft!

 
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Culture Passes @ Your Peoria Libraries

Check out a Culture Pass and get free admission for 2 people at one of fourteen popular venues around the valley. Participating locations include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum and more! Both libraries offer Culture Passes.

Available at your library's Circulation Desk


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For more events and programs, please see the City of Peoria's full Calendar of Events here.