May 22

Peoria Fire-Medical Offers Tips for a Safe Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:52 PM by Adam Rosen

Heading out to or hosting a Memorial Day party? Here are a few important things to keep in mind to make this a safe weekend for everyone. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure it is in a well ventilated area. Never use a charcoal grill indoors. Just like in the kitchen, keep a child-free zone around the grill. Holiday parties often include a backyard or community pool. Make sure there is a designated water watcher who has constant eye-to-eye contact with children. Lastly, if you plan to have alcohol at your Memorial Day party, assign a designated driver or call a taxi or car service.

May 22

Memorial Day Closures

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 6:52 PM by Adam Rosen

Peoria city offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. Peoria trash pickup will be effected by the holiday as well. Monday pickups will be shifted to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday pickups will remain the same. For more information about the holiday trash schedule, visit their website. Valley Metro will be running on a Sunday schedule.

May 21

Mayor Carlat Announces Third Annual Peoria Reads: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 10:11 AM by Adam Rosen

Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat is excited to announce the third annual summer literacy program for Peoria residents: Peoria Reads: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.

“Helping our children acquire a love of reading is a gift that lasts a lifetime and I’m so excited to kick off the summer with this valuable reading program. There will be amazing events and opportunities to win great prizes over the next few months; I hope families join us on this reading adventure,” said Carlat.

The free program was created by Mayor Carlat to promote and enhance literacy among our youth population by encouraging Peoria’s future workforce to read 20 minutes a day over the summer. Peoria residents can sign up at Peoria libraries, Peoria Main Library at 8463 W. Monroe St. or Sunrise Mountain Library at 21109 N. 98th Ave., to receive a bookmark to track their reading. The bookmark can be turned in at the end of summer for a chance to win numerous prizes, including Barnes and Noble gift cards, digital reading tablets and one of two complete book sets. Children can also increase their chances of winning by attending free, activity-filled events throughout the summer.


Saturday, May 26

'Dive into Reading'

Opening Day at Sunrise Pool

21321 N. 86th Dr.

Noon- 5 p.m.

Water safety and a fire truck.

Thursday, June 7

'Reading is Hot'

Council Parking Lot

8401 W. Monroe St.

9-10 a.m.

Be a junior firefighter and spray a real fire hose.

Thursday, June 21

'World’s Largest Swim Lesson’

Centennial Pool, 14388 N. 79th Ave.

Peoria Pool, 11200 N. 83rd Ave.

Pool opens at noon.

Group swim lesson at 12:30 p.m.

Open swim fro, 12:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Free with reading program sign-up.

Thursday, July 12

'You Have the Right to Read'

Sunrise Mountain Library

21109 N. 98th Ave.

9-10 a.m.

Check out the SWAT Mobile Command Unit and learn about police equipment.

Thursday, July 26

'Reach for Reading'

Rio Vista Recreation Center

8866 W. Thunderbird Ave.

3-7 p.m.

Kids climb the rock wall for free, reach the book and win a prize.