The second Peoria Reads event will be Thursday, June 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Peoria Main Library at 8463 W. Monroe Street. Kids will get to check out the SWAT Mobile Command Unit and learn about police equipment. Peoria Reads is part of the Mayor’s efforts to promote and enhance literacy among our youth population. The program runs June 1 through August 1, and is designed to encourage Peoria’s younger generation to read at least 20 minutes a day over summer vacation. Participants will have the chance to win prizes such as digital tablets, donated by Friends of the Peoria Public Library, and Barnes & Noble gift cards and popular complete book sets.