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From the bookmobile to the home-bound, Outreach has special services to bring the library to the community.
Find resources and records for genealogy and Peoria-area history
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View the art owned by Peoria Public Library.
From birth up find resources for youth as well as parents and educators.
Find links to verified research students can use to complete assignments and help them study
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Here are links to research helps for those working on family history
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See what book clubs are available, when they meet and what they are reading.
Music in the McKenzie offers a free concert monthly at North Branch. Find out who is playing.
Find out how to participate in our yearly Summer Reading program.
Find animated storybooks, games and more that can be used by children alone or with a teacher or parent.
Tumblebooks Ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to adult.
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Audiobooks for children and adults you can play on your computer or tablet.
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link to the Freegal streaming and downloadable music service
Buy used books from the Friends at any of these locations. Sales support programming at Peoria Public Library.
Help the Friends support the library through a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Donate your books, music and movies the Friends to receive a tax deduction and help the library.
A NOTE FROM THE CITY OF PEORIA: Please consider taking a 15 minute survey regarding crime and policing in Peoria. The survey will be used to improve policing and develop strategies to reduce violent crime in Peoria. Please click here to participate.
The Local History Collection includes the formats of fiction and nonfiction. You will find the works of local authors Philip Jose Farmer, Betty Friedan, Ken Zurski, Kevin Stein, Norm Kelly and many more. The many items in this collection include Illinois county histories and subject magazines and journals such as the Illinois State Historical Journal. Please check the library’s catalog for specific titles. If we don’t have the specific title that you are looking for, remember that we can Inter-Library Loan most items with your Peoria Public Library card.
Our Local Historians have wonderful stories to tell. The talented local writers and researchers often find gems of local history that have escaped being chronicled. Please enjoy this collection of essays or the titles that reveal little know facts about Peoria and its history. You will find additional information about Peoria by enjoying these podcasts!
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