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Read Where You Are is Peoria Public Library’s theme for our Summer Reading program for 2020.
As we head into summer, many things are still unknown, but one thing we do know is that you can read where you are, wherever you are. We want to encourage all ages – birth to 100+ -- to find your happy place and READ. Remember, no matter what the circumstances, reading can always transport us.
This year, due to restrictions in place because of the global pandemic, Peoria Public Library has added a virtual format to Summer Reading. That said, you can still participate if you don’t have internet access by either creating your own reading log or picking one up from us at one of our curbside pickup locations. Call 497-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Remember, Summer Reading is for all ages, and, parents, reading to your children counts for you AND your children.
Enroll by June 1 and read one hour a week through July 18. That’s all it takes.
Taking part in Summer Reading not only allows you to earn points for prizes, including a GRAND PRIZE, but you can help stop the dreaded “Summer Slide.” We’ve all heard the statistics: students may experience up to two months of learning loss over the summer months. Reading regularly, even for pleasure, helps students keep their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills sharp.
How to take part:
Earn badges and prizes:
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