Peoria Public Library and the Peoria Humane Society have partnered to bring award-winning artist and author Donna Carr Roberts back to Peoria this September with her latest book!

Donna, a former artist in residence at Bradley University, started her children’s book series — Mr. Fuzzy Ears — using her own dogs as inspiration. The characters in her book are taken from the real-life adventures of her four dogs….Izzy, Scamp, Teddy, and Sofie. She also illustrated the books and her work will be displayed at Peoria Public Main Library’s gallery.

Come see Donna’s original watercolor paintings from her two books and meet her in person as she gives a special reading. The events below are free and open to the public. Signed copies of both of her books will be offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the library.


You can get your signed copy of both books by emailing Donna at or see her in person at one of the upcoming events.-


September 18:  Opening Art Exhibit Reception at Peoria Public Main Library, 107 NE Monroe, Downtown Gallery from 2-4 p.m. Her original watercolors will be on display from Sept. 15-30.

September 24:  StoryWalk Storytime featuring The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears with author and artist Donna Carr Roberts.  10:30 a.m. at North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Parkway. This book will be featured in the StoryWalk at North during the month of September. 

September 25:   Book reading and signing of The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears, The Mystery of the Missing Bunnies with author and artist Donna Carr Roberts at 1 p.m. at the Peoria Humane Society, 2600 NE Perry Ave., Peoria. Due to COVID-19, space may be limited. Call 309-672-2447 for more information.