Peoria Public Library Summer Reading 2023
Find Your Voice | June 5 – July 15

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+

Sign up now — either online via the free Beanstack app or in person at any PPL location.

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 25 days this summer to earn an invite to our exclusive after-hours party at Peoria Zoo!

For each challenge you complete, you will get an entry into our Special Prize Drawing!

More challenges = more entries!

  • Read with a Friend
  • Read a Magazine or Newspaper
  • Read a Banned or Challenged Book
  • Read Outside
  • Read a book that’s been made into a movie & watch the movie
  • Read in your pajamas!

Summer Reading Parties

Kick-Off Party at North Branch
June 3 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to everyone! Your chance to sign up for Summer Reading.
See schedule to the right for details.
Located at Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Pkwy.

Family Party at the Peoria Zoo
July 18  — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Don’t forget your party pass! Not only is it your ticket in, but it qualifies you for our Grand Prize drawings. 

If someone in your family didn’t participate in Summer Reading, but would like to join in the fun, they can pay $5 (a very discounted rate) to attend.

Adult Party at North Branch
July 21  — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Don’t forget your party pass! Not only is it your ticket in, but it qualifies you for our prize drawings. (Must be present to win.)

Adults deserve to have fun too! Leave the children (grandchildren, furry children, etc.) at home and join us for a fun after-hours party at North Branch.

  • Trivia!
  • Games with Cabbages & Kings
  • Adult coloring
  • Live music
  • Food trucks

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.

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