May 18

Mayor’s Summer Reading Program Begins June 1

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 12:30 PM by Samantha Thomas

The seventh annual Peoria Reads program begins on Wednesday, June 1. The free program was created to encourage Peoria’s youth and future workforce to read 20 minutes a day over the summer. Participants may visit the Peoria Main and Sunrise Mountain Libraries to pick up a bookmark to begin tracking their reading. Completed bookmarks can be turned in for a chance to win prizes in two drawings. Prizes includes gift cards, book sets, and digital reading tablets donated by the Friends of the Peoria Public Library. Additional drawing entries are available by attending the following free events: 


Saturday, May 28, 12-5 p.m. 

Sunrise Pool: 21321 N. 86th Dr. 

“Dive Into Reading” with Peoria Aquatics 


Thursday, June 16, 9-10 a.m. 

Sunrise Mountain Library: 21109 N. 98th Ave. 

“You Have the Right to Read” with the Peoria Police Department 


Thursday, June 30, 9-10 a.m. 

Peoria Main Library: 8463 W. Monroe Ave. 

“Reading is hot” with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department 


Thursday, July 14, 9-10 a.m. 

Peoria Community Center: 8335 W. Jefferson St. 

“Touch a Truck” with the Public Works Department 


Thursday, July 28, 9-10 a.m. 

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts: 10580 N. 83rd Dr. 

Junie B. Jones by TheaterWorks  


For more information, visit  

May 18

City Pools Open This Weekend

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 12:30 PM by Samantha Thomas

Peoria’s three pools will open for the summer starting Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23. Peoria, Centennial and Sunrise Mountain pools will have open swim through July 31. Daily passes for children ages two to 17 years old are $2 and adults 18 years old and older are $4. Residents can save money by purchasing seasonal individual passes for $30 or family passes for $100, which are valid for up to six family members who live in the same household. The city also provides swim lessons taught by certified instructors at each pool for $25 a session for Peoria residents. For more information about open swim or to register for lessons, visit

May 18

Peoria Facilities Close for Memorial Day

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 12:29 PM by Samantha Thomas

In observance of Memorial Day, city offices, facilities, the Peoria Community Center and both public libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30. Rio Vista Recreation Center will be open during regular hours from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. All city parks will be open for the holiday. Also, trash pickup will change for the holiday. Monday pickup will move to Tuesday and Tuesday pickup will move to Wednesday. There will be no changes to the Thursday and Friday trash pickup. For the full 2022 holiday trash schedule, visit