By Trish Noack, Supervisor of Public Relations
Banned Books Quiz – All Branches – Celebrate your f-READ-om to read during Banned Books Week (September 25-October 2). Participants ages 12-18 are invited to take a short quiz Banned Books Week throughout the month of September for a chance to win a stylish “I Read Banned Books” tote from the American Library Association. Call the library or stop by any branch for more details. Ages 12-18. Call 497-2000. FREE.
Library Card Sign-up Month – All Branches – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Come to any Peoria Public Library branch to sign up for a new card or renew your card and receive a treat! Ages 3-18. Call 497-2600. FREE.
Project Next Generation – Lincoln Branch Front & Center – Middle school students are invited to register for Project Next Generation, a mentoring program sponsored by Secretary of State Jesse White. This program offers opportunities to develop personally and learn new skills and technology. Grades 5-8. Registration required. Meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call 497-2600. FREE.
Fun Time Storytime – McClure Branch – Fun stories and crafts for children Wednesday, September 8, 15, 22, 29 ages 3-6.Call 497-2700. FREE.
Afternoon at the Movies – RiverWest Branch – Enjoy yourself and relax while you watch an exciting new movie from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9 or 30. Plus, enjoy a little popcorn! All ages. Call 497-2080. FREE.
RiverWest Afterschool 4-H – RiverWest Branch – After school fun on Friday, September 10,17 and 24 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Meetings may include: Food, Education, Kitchen Magic, Plant Science, Fellowship, Fun, Food Safety, and Tricks for Healthy Snacks. Ages 8 and up. Call 497-2080. FREE.
Tiny Tots Storytime – Lakeview Branch – Connect with your child and other parents of little ones on Monday, September 13 and 27 from 10:30 – 11:15 as you sing, clap, listen, and explore together. Rhymes, stories, songs, and a social time where both children and parents can interact with each other will be part of this lively session. Babies 12 – 23 months and their caregivers are welcome. Call 497-2200. FREE.
Junction City Storytime – Butcher Block – Peoria Public Library has once again paired up with Junction City to offer children and their families a great way to connect with others. Come enjoy a snack while listening to and interacting with wonderful stories on Tuesday, September 14 and 28 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Call 497-2142. FREE.
National Emergency Preparedness Month – Lincoln Branch – If there was an emergency, would you be prepared? Please join us at Lincoln Branch Library Front & Center on Tuesday, September 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to find out as we honor National Emergency Preparedness Month. Come and learn how to put together an emergency supply kit and make plans for you and your family. Ages 10-15. Call 497-2600. FREE.
Computer Class – RiverWest Branch – Junior High and High School students are welcome to come in and learn about the most used educational websites on Tuesday, September 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration Required. Call 497-2080. FREE.
Tadpoles Storytime – Lakeview Branch – Are you looking for a storytime that is just right for your 2-or 3-year-old? Join us for stories, songs, activities, and easy crafts on Monday, September 20 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. that are a perfect fit for little ones who are too big for the baby storytime but not quite ready for the preschool storytime. Children ages 2 – 3 years and their caregivers are welcome. Call 497-2200. FREE.
Autumn Storytime – Lincoln Branch – Autumn starts tomorrow! Come to Lincoln Branch Library on September 21 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. and celebrate the beginning of autumn. We will have stories and a fall leaf craft. Ages 2-6. Call 497-2600. FREE.
Talk About Good Middle School Book Club – Lakeview Branch – All middle school students are invited to discuss Hatchet by Gary Paulsen on Wednesdy, September 22 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. FREE Call 497-2200.
Junie B. Jones Party- McClure Branch – Celebrate our friend Junie B. Jones from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25. Enjoy games and snacks and dress up like Junie B. Jones if you want. Ages 8-10. FREE. 497-2700.