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Peoria Library System
System Announcement
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Peoria Libraries Closure

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, Sept. 2

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. The buildings will reopen on the following Tuesday @ 9 a.m. Library materials that would have been due on Sept. 2 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.

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Family & Youth Resource Fair

Location: Peoria Community Center @ 8335 W. Jefferson St.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 24
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us at this free event to make the connections you need to succeed! Our nonprofit partners and other organizations will be onsite to provide services, educational presentations, informational handouts and giveaways. Bring the family! A Kids Fun Zone will be available for youth ages 5-12. Pizza will be served to those that RSVP and you can enter raffles for a chance to win family fun prizes. Whatever your need, we will have the resources available to help you build a healthy family and a stronger community! Click here for more information.

Click here to RSVP

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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!

Peoria Main Library
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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Mondays; Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 and Dec. 9
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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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; Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14
    Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
    Dates: Saturdays; Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21
    Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. 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
Sunrise Mountain Library
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Lego Club @ Sunrise Mountain Library

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Days: The second Saturday of the month
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.


  • Sept. 14 - School Days.
  • Oct. 12 - Downhill Race.
  • Nov. 9 - Mosaics.
  • Dec. 14 - Free Build.
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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. 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

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