Barbers Love Books
This community partnership with several Peoria barber shops allows our staff to keep a small collection of ever-changing books at these neighborhood gathering spaces for children to read. Our program is modeled after one started in 2013 by New York public school teacher Alvin Irby who, while getting a haircut, noticed one of his students who needed practice reading was waiting for his turn. In addition to reading practice, the children often leave with a new book of their very own.
To be part of our Barbers Love Books program, call (309) 497-2069.
To donate funds or materials, please visit Friends of Peoria Public Library.