June Events for Children at Peoria Public Library

Picture Book Picnics, return to Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch on Tuesdays, June 1,8,15,and 22 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for children ages 3 to 10 and their caregivers on the lawn outside the branch. Attendees are invited to bring a snack or lunch and picnic blankets or lawn chairs. The library will provide a drink. The picnic will move indoors in case of inclement weather. This popular summer time family activity, is free. Email  ys@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us or call 309-497-2200.

Project Next Generation – Lincoln Branch Front & Center – Middle school students grades 5 – 8 are invited to register! This mentoring program is sponsored by Secretary of State Jesse White and offers opportunities to develop personally, learn new skills, and practice with new technology. Registration required. 497-2600. FREE.

Fridays in June – Sweet Tooth- National Candy Month- Lincoln Branch Library– 1:00- 5:00 p.m. We’ll revisit the old, taste the present, and experience the new. Each Friday features something different to satisfy your sweet tooth. All ages, FREE. 497-2600.

Tiny Tots – Lakeview Branch – Tuesday, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26 -10:30- 11:15 a.m. An opportunity to connect with your child and other parents of little ones as you sing, clap, listen and explore together. Rhymes, stories, songs and a social time for children and parents to interact.  Babies 12 – 23 months and their caregivers are welcome. 497-2200.  FREE

Fun Time Storytime – McClure Branch – Wednesdays June 9, 16 & 30 – Enjoy fun stories for summer days for ages 3 to 7 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Call 497-2700  FREE

Toddler Time Tuesdays at McClure Branch – June 8, 15 & 29  – McClure Branch – Ages 18 months to 2 years will enjoy these stories and fingerplays from  10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Call 497-2700 for more info. FREE

Bubbles Bonanza– Lincoln Branch Library- Thursday June 24, 2010 3:00- 5:00pm – Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! Come see how many bubbles you can blow. All ages. FREE. Call 497-600.

Game Day- Lincoln Branch Library– 3:00- 5:00 p.m. – Thursday June 17, 2010Summer is just beginning!  Come for a fun afternoon of games! All ages, FREE. 497-2600.

“4th of July” Make-it/Take-it – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – June 30th – McClure Branch. Make a simple red, white and blue celebration craft! Pre-K – Primary 497-2700. FREE.

Father’s Day Make-it/Take-it – McClure Branch on June 16. Make a special Father’s Day gift for your Dad. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-K – Primary. 497-2700. FREE.

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