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Here are links to research helps for those working on family history
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See what book clubs are available, when they meet and what they are reading.
Music in the McKenzie offers a free concert monthly at North Branch. Find out who is playing.
Find out how to participate in our yearly Summer Reading program.
Find animated storybooks, games and more that can be used by children alone or with a teacher or parent.
Tumblebooks Ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to adult.
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Download e-books and audiobooks for all ages.
link to the Freegal streaming and downloadable music service
Buy used books from the Friends at any of these locations. Sales support programming at Peoria Public Library.
Help the Friends support the library through a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Donate your books, music and movies the Friends to receive a tax deduction and help the library.
On Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24, the library's checkout software will be upgraded. During the upgrade process, library patrons and staff will be unable to register, renew or modify library card account information or place or modify holds/reserves of materials. Users will not be able to check out books from the e-book services ADML and e-Read Illinois on Tuesday morning. Books and audiobooks that have been downloaded already. will work The upgrade will affect most local public libraries. Please contact the library staff for additional assistance. Thank you for your patience while we bring you improved service.
Winter can bring severe weather that can close schools and make travel hazardous. Before you venture out in the storm to visit the library, check to make sure we are open! Call (309) 497-2000 or check the website at www.peoriapubliclibrary.org. Emergency messages are posted near the top of the home page. You can also check the closings listed on local media and our social media.
Even when Peoria Public Library is open during bad weather, you may want to save yourself the trip and use online services. You can renew and reserve books online using the My Account button on the website. If for some reason you are unable to renew online, just call and get help over the phone from one of our staff.
Desperate for something new to read? You can download an e-book or audiobook from several different sources on our website with your library card and PIN. You can also stream music from Freegal or find books for bored kids with or without sound and some even have games! Put your time indoors to good use and do some genealogy research with Heritage Quest or start learning a new language with Mango.
While Peoria Public Library rarely closes, it is important to remember that books can be renewed and returned when the blizzard is over and there are plenty of library resources available to you on your computer or mobile device. Keep the number handy – (309) 497-2000 and bookmark the website www.peoriapubliclibrary.org.
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