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System Announcement
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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.

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Putting “Art” in Earth Day

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Monday, Apr. 22
Time: 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!

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May the 4th Be With You

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 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.

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*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.

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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!

The Songercise session @ Sunrise Mountain Library on 5/3 has been cancelled.

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Purposeful Play Group

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Mondays; Apr. 22, and May 13
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: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
    Dates: Saturdays; Apr. 20, May 18, Jun. 15, Jul. 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21
    Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
    Dates: Saturdays; May 11, Jun. 8, Jul. 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14
    Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.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
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Lego Club @ The Peoria Main Library

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Tuesdays; May 7, Jun. 4 and Sept. 3
Time: 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
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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.


  • May 11 - Star Wars.
  • Jun. 8 - Towers.
  • Jul. 13 - Sports Ideas.
  • Aug. 10 - 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.