• Giving Tuesday is December 1st. Please consider making a donation.
  • Fresh finds fridays at APL
  • Closed for Thanksgiving Day
  • curbside pickup is still available.
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Events and programs

  • All Booked Up Sept

    All Booked Up

    Thursday, Nov. 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    Join our virtual book club live via zoom, where we will be discussing Bess Kalb's Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bess' departed Grandmother Bobby Bell is speaking to Bess once more, through saved voicemail messages, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life. Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them.
  • Teen Take it/Make it. Come get your prepackaged kit, and join us Nov 14th to learn how to make it.

    Take It/Make It

    Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.m. on Facebook Live

    Teen Take it/Make it cable wraps. Come get your prepackaged kit, and join us Nov 14th to learn how to make a survival bracelet.
  • Crafternoon Delight

    Virtual Crafternoon Delight

    Thursday, Nov. 19

    Crafty people (and not-so crafty people), things may look different but we're still creating at APL! Each month, we'll post a no-stress themed crafting video on our Facebook and YouTube pages suitable for any skill level. We'll also post the craft supply list on our Facebook page one week before each video is uploaded. Show off your skills by sharing an image of your craft on the Facebook Event page to be entered into a raffle for a prize. Tune in and get crafting!

    Leaf Guide for Crafternoon String Art

    Simply Sketching - Kristen Woodley

    Every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 9 through Nov. 25

    Watch and learn from guest instructor Kristen Woodley as she demonstrates beginning sketching techniques each week this fall. A new sketching video will be posted every Wednesday beginning September 9 through November 25. Videos will be shared to our Facebook and YouTube pages.
  • COVID-19

    What it is? Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The disease can be spread through close contact (within six feet of another person) or by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. (CDC)

    What we’re doing now: Currently we are open and operating at a reduced schedule and a reduced patron capacity. Our hours are: M-F 10AM-6PM, and Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

    All materials returned are quarantined and processed in a manner in compliance with local health guidelines. Due to this continued quarantined time, late fines for items have been waived.

    If a patron’s library card has expired and they do not wish to come into the library for their card renewal, arrangements can be made to use our curbside service.

    We are continually sanitizing high frequency touched surfaces, and require all patrons to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while in the library. We are doing our best to keep the safety of our patrons and our staff at the forefront of our operation services.

    How to keep using the library from afar:
    • Place holds and renew items by using your RSAcat account, which is accessible through the library website, the RSAcat mobile app, or by calling the Circulation Desk at 697-3822 x10
    • Utilize the Axis360 and Libby apps to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
    • Conduct online research with World Book Online, OCLC FirstSearch, and Creativebug

    How you can help:
    • If experiencing symptoms, protect yourself and others by avoiding public spaces
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Avoid coughing and sneezing into your hands. Instead, do so in the crook of your elbow or a tissue
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

    Where to get facts:
    Peoria City/County Health Department
    Illinois Department of Public Health
    Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    World Health Organization (WHO)


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