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Music in the McKenzie offers a free concert monthly at North Branch. Find out who is playing.
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If you are a Peoria Public Schools student, you can count your reading for Remarkable Readers for Summer Reading! Find out how to be a Remarkable Reader then participate in Reading by Design Summer Reading at Peoria Public Library to get rewards from both programs.
Peoria Public Library gave Avanti's coupons to every Summer Reader during part of Week 3. Unfortunately we misunderstood and the coupons were only supposed to go to children ages 0-11. If teens or adults received the coupons, they can give them to the children in the family. Again, we are so very sorry for this confusion.
Summer Reading is for everyone! From infants to seniors, everyone can sign up and earn weekly prizes and a Party Pass for our big Summer Reading Party. Read as a family, read with your friends, read with your team or your club.
Choose the Peoria Public Library Branch you visit most often. Sign your contract and then report back weekly between Sunday, June 4 and Saturday, July 22.
All you have to do is read, or be read to, for three hours a week! Read anything you like, it all counts. Summer is the time to read for enjoyment, to try something new and explore the amazing worlds open to you through books. Ask library staff for help finding your favorites or use the What To Read Next link on this website. Download e-books with your library card and PIN, use the catalog to place your favorites on hold and relax and read. Finding great books has never been easier.
Count your reading! Send an email to Summer@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us and report where you are and that you've read your three hours for the week and we will count you in! Or talk to the staff at the Information Desk to have your reading count. We want all your reading to count all summer, wherever you are reading!
Every week when you sign in you will receive a reward. Then when you have read six of seven weeks you will receive your Party Pass to the big Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitor Center.
The Summer Reading Party is for those readers who earned a pass and it is an exciting evening of enjoying the Peoria Riverfront Museum, the Caterpillar Visitor Center, special entertainment and an opportunity to win Grand Prizes! Make sure the whole family reads and you will see the exciting Playing With Light exhibit, see a planetarium show, visit the permanent exhibits, enjoy a musical performance by Julie K and watch a live robotics demonstration. Cross the plaza to the Caterpillar Visitor Center and see some of the world's biggest machinery. Sit in the cab, climb underneath and get an upclose view of these engineering marvels.
Featured exhibit at Peoria Riverfront Museum is Playing With Light. Discover how the world around us is illuminated with lasers, rainbows and much more! Free with your party pass.
S.T.E.A.M. Challenge Showdown
for kids in Kindergarten through High School
It’s easy, fun and you could have a chance to win a great prize!
What are you waiting for? Pick one and get started on some great fun and illuminating challenges.
Thank You to All our Wonderful Sponsors
Buffalo Wild Wings
Elevate Trampoline Park
Forest Park Nature Center
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Riverfront Market
Peoria Symphony Orchestra
Red Carpet Car Wash
Riley's Cupcakes and Coffee Lounge
Sewing Center II
Zen Nail Lounge
And a Special Thanks to the:
Friends of Peoria Public Library
for all their amazing support year round
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