Come sign-up and celebrate Summer Reading 2022 with our ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 4 at North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Pkwy.

This year’s theme is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” so we’re hosting a wild party with a visit from some furry friends! Kicks off at 11 a.m.

Free and open to all ages.

11:30 a.m.  — Zoomobile

1 p.m.  — Special Storytime

1:30 p.m. — BINGO

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Food trucks, crafts, games and raffles!

 

Sign up for Summer Reading at your favorite Peoria Public Library location, the one you visit most often, OR sign up online at https://peoriapubliclibrary.beanstack.org/ or the Beanstack app.

Open to ALL ages! Birth to 100+

Anything you read counts. Reading to your children counts. Even reading to your goldfish counts!

  • Track your reading on paper logs we give you OR online via Beanstack.
  • Read at least 3 hours over the course of the week and earn a small, weekly prize!
  • Read at least 5 of the 6 weeks and earn a pass to one of our Summer Parties!

Summer Parties

Family Party at the Peoria Zoo
July 19th — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Read at least 5 of the 6 weeks and earn a pass to our exclusive, after-hours party at the Peoria Zoo!
  • Zoo staff will host three animal chats throughout the party!
  • Gift shop and concessions will be open.

Adult Party at North Branch
July 26th — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Read at least 5 of the 6 weeks to earn a pass to our adults-only party at North Branch!
  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Live music by local trio — Harlan, Meister & Mitts.
  • Trivia, crafts and a chance to earn prizes.

 

Annual Bike Giveaway for Lincoln Branch Summer Readers!

All kids (Pre-K through High School) who complete Summer Reading at Lincoln Branch will have an opportunity to win a bike!