Peoria Public Library Summer Reading 2022:
Reading Colors Your World | June 5 – July 16

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Peoria Public Library is celebrating more than 75 years of Summer Reading!
All these decades later, there is really still only one rule of Summer Reading: READ!

READ what you want, when you want, for however long you want, with whomever you want!
We just invite you to seek out something to read this summer that is beyond what you traditionally read! Maybe you’ll find a new author or genre to love!

Open to ALL ages! Birth to 100+

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

If you’d like to be part of our community of readers – the cool kids – then we hope you officially sign up for Summer Reading with us. It’s SO easy!

  • Sign up at your favorite Peoria Public Library location, the one you visit most often, OR sign up online at or the Beanstack app.
  • 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.

Special note: Summer Readers at Lincoln Branch who complete Summer Reading — 3 hours a week for 6 weeks — are eligible to be part of our annual bike drawing. Open to pre-K through high schoolers. Must be registered at Lincoln Branch.

Many thanks to sponsors Glenn & Margaret Miller!

Still have questions or need help signing up? Call our Programming Department at (309) 497-2143 or 497-2150 or email

may, 2022