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Peoria Public Libraries: Thanksgiving Hours/Closures

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Wednesday - Friday, Nov.22 - Nov. 24

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Close at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 23, & Friday, Nov. 24: Closed.

Both Libraries will reopen Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

*The outside book drops will be unavailable during the closures.

 
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Peoria Public Libraries: Winter Holiday Closures

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1

The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library will be closed on the following dates during the winter holidays:

  • Dec. 24, 25 and 31: Closed.
  • Jan. 1: Closed.

We hope that everyone has a great and safe holiday and New Year's Eve!

*The outside book drops will be unavailable during the closures.

 
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Winter Reading Program

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Dates: Dec. 1 - 31
Time: 15 minutes per day

Register at the Youth Desks for Peoria Public Libraries’ Winter Reading program. Pick up a sticker sheet to keep track of your reading AND your first prize! Finish the whole month and receive a prize from the Treasure Chest. One lucky winner will receive a special grand prize!

 
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Mrs. Clause Storytime

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come to the Library to enjoy a special Story Time with Mrs. Clause. Afterward choose between Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos, and you can even have your picture taken with Mrs. Clause.


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Storytimes & More
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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!

 
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Purposeful Play Group

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!

  • Morning Sessions: Mondays at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 and Dec. 11.

*The Thursday evening sessions have been cancelled until further notice.


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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: Saturday; Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Youth Services Area
Dates: Saturdays; Nov. Dec. 16
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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Family Fun
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Lego Club @ Your Peoria Libraries

Library: Peoria Main Library in the Activity Room
Dates: The First Tuesday of the month; Dec. 5
Time: 4 p.m. Free tickets available at 3:30 p.m.

Come build with us every first Tuesday of the month, there’s a different theme each meeting! All ages welcome. Those age 7 or younger must have an older sibling or parent with them. Free tickets will be available at 3:30 p.m.


Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Dates: The second Saturday of the month; Dec. 9
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.

 
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Gobble Gobble BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Nov. 20th
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come play a turkey-themed BINGO game, answer Thanksgiving trivia questions and win prizes!

 
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Movies When School is Out

Library: Peoria Main Library
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come to the library and enjoy a fun family movie when school is out. Movies will be rated G or PG. All ages welcome. No food or drinks please.

Dates/Titles

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 - "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
 
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Elf Workshop

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for a “Making Holiday Gifts for Those We Love” Craft and even cookie decorating!

 
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Jingle Bell BINGO

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Monday, Dec. 11
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come play Jingle Bell BINGO, answer trivia questions and win prizes!

 
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Family Fleece/Quilt Making

Library: Peoria Main Library
Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 19
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come to the library and make a no-sew family fleece blanket to snuggle up on a cozy night! We will drink hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music while making our blankets together. One blanket per family. Registration Required.

 
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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. Participating locations include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum and more! Both libraries offer Culture Passes.

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.