As part of National Library Week (April 3-9), learn about all the things you can achieve with the help of your library card!

Pick up a challenge sheet at any Peoria Public Library location, complete it and then turn it in by April 11 for your chance to win a gift card.
One winner per PPL location.

We LOVE hearing how you love us! Post your stories via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag us! Use the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek too!

First sponsored in 1958 after research showed Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments, National Library Week was started by the American Library Association (ALA) to celebrate libraries, library workers and to promote library use and support.

This year’s theme is “Connect With Your Library” so we hope you will visit us in person and connect with us on social media as well.

Sunday, April 3

Peoria Reads & Pedestrians in Peoria Community Walk  — Meet at 1 p.m. at the corner of SW Water and Walnut streets.

Disney Movie (Toy Story) & Craft — 12:15 p.m., Lakeview Branch

Culture Craft Kit To Go: Passover (April 1-15) — North Branch

Peeps Diorama Contest (April 3-9) — Lakeview Branch

Monday, April 4

E-Resource Round-up — 5 p.m., North Branch
Learn how to use our digital resources to access our collection 24/7 (Part of our National Library Week Challenge)

Cherry Blossom Tree Art — 4 p.m., Lincoln Branch

Perfect Pet Story Hour — 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Branch

Pillowcase Project — 4:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch

STEM: Alien Invasion Zip Line — 5 p.m., Lincoln Branch

Learn Something at the Library (embroidery) — 6 p.m., Lakeview Branch (Registration required)

Friendly Finds Bookstore — Open noon to 4 p.m., Main Library

Tuesday, April 5

Music & Movement Storytime — 11:15 a.m., Main Library

Yoga with Adriene — 12:15 p.m., Main Library

Lakeview Ledger — 5 p.m., Lakeview Branch

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils — 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Branch

Friendly Finds Bookstore — Open noon to 4 p.m., Main Library

Wednesday, April 6

Explore More Illinois — 5 p.m., North Branch
Learn how to use your library card for discounted (and sometimes free) admission to select museums and more!

Resume & Interview Guidance — Schedule a time at Lakeview Branch during April. Call (309) 497-2200.

Friendly Finds Bookstore — Open noon to 4 p.m., Main Library

Diverse Voices Book Club — 6:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch

Thursday, April 7

Little Explorers Storytime — 10 a.m., Lincoln Branch

Yoga with Adriene — 12:15 p.m., Main Library

Building Better Media Habits — 6 p.m., North Branch

Art Class with Artist-in-Residence — 6:30 p.m., McClure Branch

Peoria Reads: Daily Habit of Loving Where You Live with Melody Warnick — 7 p.m., Virtual

Friday, April 8

Getting Started with Library Apps — 3:30 p.m., North Branch

Prepare with Pedro — 3:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch

Saturday, April 9

Anime/Manga Club — 2:30 p.m., Lakeview Branch

Deaf History Month Documentary Series — 3 p.m., North Branch
The film Making Noise in Silence will be shown.

April through December

In honor of National Library Week, take the NoveList Reading Challenge! You can pick up a challenge sheet at any of our locations or download it here. Select which challenge you want to do. One winner who completes one of the challenges will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card! NoveList is a database available to Peoria Public Library card holders through our website. It allows you to browse books, authors, series, and make lists of books you want to read. You can also use their database to search for books that fit the reading prompts in the challenge.

Check out the Research tab on our website to access NoveList or link to print challenge sheets: