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Peoria Library System
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2024 Summer Reading Program & Special Events

Library: Peoria Main & Sunrise Mountain Libraries
Date: Jun. 1 - Aug. 1

'Adventure Begins at Your Library' as the 2024 Summer Reading Program is here! People of all ages may participate by signing up and reading 20 minutes a day to earn incentives and prizes all summer long. Your local Peoria Public Library also offers several special summer events that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Those attending the events can even earn additional points! The program runs from June 1 through August 1, so be sure to sign up today and find your next adventure at the library!

  • To learn more about the Summer Reading Program and special events at your local Peoria Libraries, Click Here.
  • To sign up for the program and enter your minutes, Click Here.

Peoria Main Library
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Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, Jul. 20
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Teens, join us for a special Super Smash Bros. tournament! Prizes for 1st place are a Culvers Value Basket, lanyard, and enamel pin, 2nd place will receive a mystery Lego figure and lanyard, and 3rd place will receive an enamel pin and lanyard. All players will receive stickers for playing! For kids 8 - 17.

Registration is required. Please call (623) 773-7556 with any questions.

  • To register early and ensure your spot, Click Here.
  • Registration on the day of the program runs from 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. with no guarantee of available spots.

Esports Disclaimer: Be aware that all ages involved will compete together in the same bracketing system.


Sunrise Mountain Library
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Creative Writer’s Room

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: Saturdays: Jul. 20, and Jul. 27
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Are you a teen who loves to write and create? Join us for a writer’s room that will allow you to express yourself, and create something imaginative and exciting! We will be writing along with prompts and sharing together. Feel free to bring any personal creative writing that you would like to get feedback on. For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration required.


Peoria Main Library
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VR Experiences

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: The 2nd Tuesday of the month; Special Date - Jul. 23 and Aug. 13
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Teens and adults, come enjoy a blend of fun and education with VR at your local library! Each month will present different activities and themes - all in the amazing world of VR. No registration required, for ages 13 and up.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Este programa cuenta con el apoyo de la Biblioteca Estatal de Arizona, Archivos y Registros Públicos, una división de la Secretaria de Estado, con fondos federales del Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas.


Sunrise Mountain Library
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Crafternooners

Library: Sunrise Mountain Library
Date: The 4th Wednesday of the month: Jul. 24
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us each month after school on the 4th Wednesday to get crafty with fun projects. Registration not required.


Peoria Main Library
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Dungeons & Dragons

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: The 1st Wednesday of the Month: Aug. 7 & Sept. 4
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Special Additional Summer Date: Saturday, Jul. 27, at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Play Dungeons & Dragons at the Peoria Main Library the first Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Pre-generated characters and dice are provided. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required.


Peoria Main Library
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Hello K-Pop WV

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturdays; Aug. 10, Oct. 12, & Dec. 14
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Curious about K-Pop? Join our latest social club - Hello K-Pop WV - your west valley connection to hang out and K-Pop! Open to all ages, great for both newbies and K-Pop veterans.

Bring your trading binders, and projects to work on as we trade pcs, decorate toploaders, craft concert freebies and enjoy a playlist of the most current K-Pop releases.

Please make sure to bring enough water, shoes and comfortable clothing to dance!


Peoria Main Library
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: Saturday, Aug. 17
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teens, join us for a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament! Prizes for 1st place are a Culvers Value Basket, lanyard, and enamel pin, 2nd place will receive a mystery Lego figure and lanyard, and 3rd place will receive an enamel pin and lanyard. All players will receive stickers for playing! For kids 8 - 17.

Registration is required. Please call (623) 773-7556 with any questions.

  • To register early and ensure your spot, Click Here.
  • Registration on the day of the program runs from 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. with no guarantee of available spots.

Esports Disclaimer: Be aware that all ages involved will compete together in the same bracketing system.


Peoria Main Library
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Anime Club

Library: Peoria Main Library
Date: The 3rd Wednesday of the month: Aug. 21 & Sept. 18
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Are you a fan of anime/manga like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, or My Hero Academia? Come watch anime, discuss manga, and even try authentic Japanese snacks at the Peoria Public Library! For ages 12 - 17.


Peoria Library System
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Culture Passes @ Your Peoria Libraries

Check out a Culture Pass and get free admission for 2 people at one of fourteen popular venues around the valley. Enjoy the arts, museums, performances and more for free! They are available at both The Peoria Main Library and Sunrise Mountain Library, cannot be placed on hold and are subject to availability.

Available at your library's Circulation Desk

Peoria Public Library hours, closures and events/programs are subject to change.
Please contact your local Peoria Library with any questions.

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