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      April 2020
        Volume 29, No. 4

Celebrate National Library Week With Us!

At Peoria Public Library, it doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, how much you earn, what language you speak, or religion you practice. We’ll never tell you what to read, what to think, who to be. Our doors are open to all, and everything we have is yours. No questions asked.

Peoria Public Library is also more than just a collection of books, movies, magazines and historical artifacts, and that’s something we like to highlight during National Library Week, April 19-25.

Someone very wise once said that the most important asset of every library goes home at night: the librarians. During National Library Week, we will allow our staff to be a little more relaxed and wear “Spirit Wear” as a small token of appreciation. We hope you will take the opportunity to thank them for their tireless efforts and expertise.

Monday, April 20: Peoria Public Library staff will dress up like their favorite author or book character, if they choose to, and this is also the date that the Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2019 is released nationwide. So, be sure to visit and feel free to wear your own character costume!

Tuesday, April 21: National Library Workers Day

Wednesday, April 22: National Bookmobile Day

Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

Remember, Peoria Public Library has five locations and a Bookmobile so our patrons have access to our services seven days a week. We offer 1,300 programs per year, free computers with internet and a collection of resources worth $19.5 million. Best of all, we offer our expertise – which is priceless.

Out and About

(Left) Jacob Roberts, reference assistant at North Branch, promoted the library’s offerings recently at St. Mark’s grade school resource fair, along with Laurie Trimble, a library assistant at Main.

(Below) Alyce Jackson, Manager of Programming, was a guest reader recently at Kellar Primary School.

 

What's New in Large Print

Large print books are for anyone who enjoys the ease and convenience of reading larger type. Enjoy these Christian Fiction titles appearing soon on a Large Print Shelf at your favorite branch!

Two Steps Forwardby Suzanne Woods Fisher: The last thing Sylvie needs around her farm is her neighbor Edith’s son. The woman holds a grudge against Sylvie, and hiring Jimmy will only fan the flames. But while Jimmy is stealing Sylvie’s heart, Edith is planning to steal her land. (Lakeview)

The Protective One by Shelley Shepard Gray: When Elizabeth Anne breaks things off with her suitor, she goes to her friend, Will, for support. As they share their struggles, they’re surprised to realize that they have feelings for each other. (Main, Lakeview and North)

Amish Front Port Stories18 short tales of Simple Faith and Wisdom by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter: Come and sit awhile in Amish Country while enjoying stories of love, joy, peace, patience and more. (Main, McClure, Lakeview and North)

Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse: for Havyn, growing up on her grandfather’s dairy outside Nome, Alaska, offered all she needed. But now, everyone has secrets, including the dark-haired stranger who recently arrived. (Lakeview, Main, McClure and North)

Chasing Dreams by Deborah Raney: When Joanna Chandler helps her older sister throw an outdoor wedding, she realizes wedding planning could be a thriving business. And Lukas Blaine, the wedding DJ, opens her mind to the possibility of love on the horizon. But there’s more to Luke than meets the eye. (Main and North)

The Farmer’s Daughter Romance Collection 5 Historical Romances Homegrown in the American Heartland by Tracie Peterson, Mary Davis, Kelly Eileen Hake, Jill Stengl and Susan May Warren: Enjoy five historical novels by some of Christian fiction’s bestselling authors. Meet daughters of prairie farms from Montana south to Kansas who find love in the midst of turbulent life changes. Into each of their lives rides a man who may only make their situations worse. (Lakeview, Main, McClure and North)

The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin: In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brother’s betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for – fulfilling the recurring dream of his death. Then he meets Leah. But can love overcome death before Clay’s recurring dream comes true? (Lakeview)

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