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 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!