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Masks Required in All City Facilities

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Effective July 29

Per the latest CDC guidance, masks are required for all city employees and visitors (both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals) when inside city buildings, effective July 29th. please visit here for more information

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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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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

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
View storytime information, times and locations.

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.

Storytimes at the Libraries will be on a brief break Aug. 2 - Aug. 13. They will return for their normal schedule the week of Aug. 16. Please contact your local Peoria Public Library with any questions.

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

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
Time: 10:30 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: Peoria Main Library
    Dates: 3rd Saturday of the Month
    Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Library: Sunrise Mountain Library - Resumes on Saturday, Aug. 14
    Date: 2nd Saturday of the Month
    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

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.