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Peoria Public Library Phased Reopening

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Phase 2: Monday, Sept. 28, until further notice.

In response to a continued decline in COVID-19 cases 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 programming beginning Sept. 28. Since May 18, the city has been operating in Phase One with stringent sanitation, physical distancing and facial mask protocols. Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Phase Two allows for further easing of restrictions with the use of amenities available to our citizens.

Peoria Public Libraries offer limited services, browsing, public computers, internet access and curbside pick-up of reserved books. Patron time in the buildings will be limited to 60 minutes and will operate with social distancing protocols, enhanced cleaning frequencies and service-point protection barriers in place.

Visit here for more information.

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Holiday Magic Reading Program

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Nov. 23 - Dec. 31

It is time for the winter reading program - Holiday Magic! Stop by your local Peoria Public Library, sign up for the program and pick up a Holiday Magic reading log. Read at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days and record it on your reading log. Return the completed log to your library by Saturday, Jan. 4, to claim your final small prize and enter in a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. All winners will be notified by Jan. 5. Participants must be 0 - 12 years of age.

*New* - Kids, sign up by Friday, Dec. 4, and be entered to win 1 of 6 magical early registration prizes!

The Holiday Magic Reading Program is sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Jon Edwards, The Willow District, Yvonne Owens - Realtor, and the City of Peoria.

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Take-and-Make Craft Kits

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Contact your library for dates

Your local Peoria Public Library is offering Take-and-Make Craft Kits during special weeks throughout the winter holiday! Visit either the Peoria Main Library or Sunrise Mountain Library to 'take' a kit home, watch the DIY video, and then 'make' it. View the DYI videos.

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Storytimes @ Your Peoria Libraries - SUSPENDED

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!

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

Peoria Main Library
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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
Sunrise Mountain Library
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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 has been temporarily suspended due to public health concerns. Please check back for further updates.

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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.