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 www.peoriaaz.gov/library.