Children's Programs and Events @ Your Library Peoria Libraries » Children's Programs & Events Special Events Storytimes Discovery Learning Family Fun Special Events & Announcements Peoria Library SystemSystem Announcement Peoria Libraries Closure Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Date: Sunday, Apr. 21 The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on Sunday, Apr. 21, for a spring holiday. The buildings will reopen on the following Monday @ 9 a.m. Library materials that would have been due on Apr. 21 will not be due until the next business day. Click here to view the Libraries' Scheduled Closures. *The bookdrops will be unavailable during these times. Peoria Main Library Putting “Art” in Earth Day Library: Peoria Main Library Date: Monday, Apr. 22Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. It has often been said, “Earth without ‘Art’ is just ‘Eh’.” Come to the Library on Earth Day and put the “Art” in Earth. Color a Sun Catcher, make a Paper Flower Crown, and earn an extra ticket for the $50 Gift Card Raffle! Peoria Main Library May the 4th Be With You Library: Peoria Main Library Date: Saturday, May 4Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn the ways of the Jedi at the Peoria Main Library! Come for a Jedi training session, take pictures in our Star Wars-themed photo booth, and participate in our costume contest. There will be prizes for the winners, so be sure to dress up as your favorite Star Wars Character. Peoria Library System *NEW COLLECTION - Explore-To-Go!* Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries Have you heard? The library has a new collection: Explore-To-Go! Explore-To-Go kits contain games and activities for playing at one of the many beautiful Peoria parks. Yoga mats, croquet sets and additional items are now available for checkout, with more to come! Ask at the service desks for more information. Click here to learn more! Back to Top Storytimes Peoria Library System 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! View the list of Storytimes' locations and schedules here. The Songercise session @ Sunrise Mountain Library on 5/3 has been cancelled. Peoria Main Library Purposeful Play Group Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area Dates: Mondays; Apr. 22, and May 13Time: 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! Back to Top Discovery Learning Peoria Library System 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: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services AreaDates: Saturdays; Apr. 20, May 18, Jun. 15, Jul. 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Library: Sunrise Mountain LibraryDates: Saturdays; May 11, Jun. 8, Jul. 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Peoria Library System 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. Click here to access ABCmouse *Only available in the libraries. Back to Top Family Fun Peoria Main Library Lego Club @ The Peoria Main Library Library: Peoria Main Library Dates: Tuesdays; May 7, Jun. 4 and Sept. 3Time: 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. Ages 7 and younger must have an older sibling or parent with them. Free tickets will be available at 3:30 p.m. Announcement: There will be Lego Club meetings at the Peoria Main Library in July and August. Sunrise Mountain Library Lego Club @ Sunrise Mountain Library Library: Sunrise Mountain Library Days: The second Saturday of the monthTime: 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. Dates/Themes: May 11 - Star Wars. Jun. 8 - Towers. Jul. 13 - Sports Ideas. Aug. 10 - Free Build. Peoria Library System 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. Enjoy the arts, museums, performances and more for free! Culture Passes are available at both The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library. Available at your library's Circulation Desk Click here to see a list of Culture Passes Available @ Your Peoria Public Libraries. Click here to more about Culture Passes at the Act One webpage. See a list of Culture Pass performances and venues in the Metro Phoenix area. Click here to fill out the Act One Culture Pass Survey. Back to Top For more events and programs, please see the City of Peoria's full Calendar of Events here.