Peoria Public Library launches ‘Scare Up a Good Book’ 2010 summer reading program

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in “Scare Up a Good Book” Summer Reading Program at Peoria Public Library from June 7 through July 24 to earn tickets to a Chiefs game and an invitation to the big party at the Peoria Zoo.

Sign up starts Monday, May 3. Families may register at any library location or online at The program is free and readers of all ages only have to agree to read three hours per week. By signing in weekly at the branch of their choice or on-line they can earn a ticket to a Peoria Chief’s baseball game on August 9 or 10 after only 4 weeks and for reading 6 weeks will be invited to attend a private “Summer Readers” party at Peoria Zoo on Tuesday, July 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Drawings at the party will offer additional grand prizes as well as treats, animal shows, and more.

Participants may read anything they like and just have to sign in each week. Families are encouraged to sign up and earn their game tickets and party passes together during the seven-week program.

Studies have shown that reading for pleasure over the summer keeps student skills sharp and prepares children to resume school in the fall. It has also been shown that children are positively influenced by having parents read to them from the time they are born. Parents who read for pleasure are great role models! For more information call 309-497-2143 or email

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