Digital Stories and Learning with PPL

Check out Peoria Public Library’s Storytime Anytime online storytimes. Each of these fun storytimes is created and performed by a Peoria Public Library staff member who loves to share stories, songs, and fun with you!  These storytimes are meant to be active and participatory so be prepared to spread out and wiggle around! We encourage grown-ups to participate too. Storytime is best when shared!

Babies Only!

Virtual Author Event

The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation with Author Richard Rothstein A Virtual Event -- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month we celebrate the cultures, histories, and [...]

Hands-on Science

Join us for hands-on science and fun at Lincoln Branch this month! For teens: Elephant Toothpaste Explosion on Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For all ages: Science Experience on Sept. 30 from [...]

Sign & Sing

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch will host two Sign and Sing Storytimes this month with Communication Junction. These storytimes are geared to children 0 to 5 and feature stories, songs, movement and bubbles. You will [...]

Pottery Painting!

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch, with help from local experts at Fired Up!,  will host pottery painting in the park for the entire family this Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please dress [...]

Join A Book Club

Peoria Public Library hosts more than a dozen book clubs -- each with its own unique perspective. We invite you to scroll through our book clubs here.  If you don't find one that fits you, [...]

Super Science!

Virtual Author Event

The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation with Author Richard Rothstein A Virtual Event -- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month we celebrate the cultures, histories, and [...]

Hands-on Science

Join us for hands-on science and fun at Lincoln Branch this month! For teens: Elephant Toothpaste Explosion on Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For all ages: Science Experience on Sept. 30 from [...]

Sign & Sing

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch will host two Sign and Sing Storytimes this month with Communication Junction. These storytimes are geared to children 0 to 5 and feature stories, songs, movement and bubbles. You will [...]

Pottery Painting!

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch, with help from local experts at Fired Up!,  will host pottery painting in the park for the entire family this Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please dress [...]

Join A Book Club

Peoria Public Library hosts more than a dozen book clubs -- each with its own unique perspective. We invite you to scroll through our book clubs here.  If you don't find one that fits you, [...]

Pre-School!

Virtual Author Event

The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation with Author Richard Rothstein A Virtual Event -- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month we celebrate the cultures, histories, and [...]

Hands-on Science

Join us for hands-on science and fun at Lincoln Branch this month! For teens: Elephant Toothpaste Explosion on Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For all ages: Science Experience on Sept. 30 from [...]

Sign & Sing

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch will host two Sign and Sing Storytimes this month with Communication Junction. These storytimes are geared to children 0 to 5 and feature stories, songs, movement and bubbles. You will [...]

Pottery Painting!

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch, with help from local experts at Fired Up!,  will host pottery painting in the park for the entire family this Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please dress [...]

Join A Book Club

Peoria Public Library hosts more than a dozen book clubs -- each with its own unique perspective. We invite you to scroll through our book clubs here.  If you don't find one that fits you, [...]

Terrific Tales!

Virtual Author Event

The Color of Law and Reversing Segregation with Author Richard Rothstein A Virtual Event -- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month we celebrate the cultures, histories, and [...]

Hands-on Science

Join us for hands-on science and fun at Lincoln Branch this month! For teens: Elephant Toothpaste Explosion on Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For all ages: Science Experience on Sept. 30 from [...]

Sign & Sing

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch will host two Sign and Sing Storytimes this month with Communication Junction. These storytimes are geared to children 0 to 5 and feature stories, songs, movement and bubbles. You will [...]

Pottery Painting!

Peoria Public Library's McClure Branch, with help from local experts at Fired Up!,  will host pottery painting in the park for the entire family this Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please dress [...]

Join A Book Club

Peoria Public Library hosts more than a dozen book clubs -- each with its own unique perspective. We invite you to scroll through our book clubs here.  If you don't find one that fits you, [...]

Poetry Corner

Enjoy fun, short videos of PPL staff sharing some of their favorite poems with you!  More poems can be found on our YouTube Channel