Peoria Public Library will host luminary-lit StoryWalks from 4 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, the winter solstice, at three locations: Lincoln, McClure and North branches.
Each location will feature a different winter or holiday-themed storybook.
Families are invited to bring flashlights for easier reading.
“Our StoryWalks are meant to be enjoyed year round so we decided to use
the winter solstice, which has been celebrated since ancient times, to host a
luminary walk,” said Peoria Public Library Executive Director Randall Yelverton.
“We hope families will feel free to bring a thermos of hot cocoa and enjoy some
reflective time in nature.”
Along the lines of celebrating nature, a common trait among winter solstice
festivals, the luminaries will be weighted down with birdseed, which will be
distributed afterwards on the library’s grounds.
Peoria Public Library encourages all participants to wear masks and socially
distance from others during the walk. Due to COVID-19 and the state’s Tier 3
restrictions, Peoria Public Library is only offering curbside pickup and other
remote help. Curbside pickup ends at 5 p.m.