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Peoria Public Library Phased Reopening

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Phase 2b: Monday, Mar. 22, until further notice.

In response to the continued decline in COVID-19 cases and rise of vaccination recipients across Maricopa County, the City of Peoria is proceeding with Phase Two of the city’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, which will expand facility access and related services. The Peoria Public Library will continue to adhere to social distancing protocols and maintain pandemic-preventative measures, while gradually expanding services and patron time in the buildings. Please continue to visit the Library's site and Facebook page for updates.

Visit here for updated information regarding the Library's reopening phases.

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Books for Babies

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Monday, Apr. 5 - while supplies last

Begin your baby’s lifelong joy of reading with a Peoria Public Library card! Beginning Monday, Apr. 5, 2021, sign your baby up (ages 0 to 1 year) for their first Peoria Public Library card and receive a United For Libraries Books for Babies kit - while supplies last. Each kit includes a Baby’s First Book, Babies Love Books Guide For Grown Ups, a Born to Read Brochure, Reading Tips and much more! Babies born 5/1/2020 or later are eligible for this program. Sign up before Mother’s Day 5/9/2021 to enter to win one of two gift baskets from our generous sponsors!

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Family Storytime - Outdoor Edition

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Thursdays, Apr. 29
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Enjoy Arizona’s beautiful spring weather with a special outdoor edition of Family Storytime! Meet at the ramada located in front of the Main Library, near the large mesquite tree and sidewalk bridge – just follow the animal footprints. Families will sit together in specially marked spaces. Seating areas will be limited, so tickets will be handed out beforehand. We will be on concrete so bring your own blankets and/or chairs for extra seating comfort!

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Take and Make Craft Kits

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Please contact your local Peoria Public Library for information.

Your local Peoria Public Library is offering Take-and-Make Craft Kits for kids, teens and adults during special weeks! Visit either the Peoria Main Library or Sunrise Mountain Library to 'take' a kit home, watch the DIY video, and then 'make' it. Contact your local Peoria Public Library for the schedule of crafts, availability and additional information. View the DYI videos.

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Storytimes @ Your Peoria Libraries - Back In Person Starting The Week Of April 12!

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! The storytimes currently have a limited capacity and either require tickets or registration. Please visit the link below for Library specific information.

Missing Storytimes? Watch them online! Watch your favorite youth librarians doing their storytimes online on our site or check out our Facebook page.

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Purposeful Play Group - SUSPENDED

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area

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 - SUSPENDED

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.

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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
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Lego Club @ Sunrise Mountain Library - SUSPENDED

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library

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.


Attention: The Culture Pass program is limited due to public health concerns. Please contact your local Peoria Public Library for more information and venue availability.

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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.

Peoria Public Library hours, closures and events/programs are subject to change.
Please contact your local Peoria Library with any questions.