Summer Reading 2022: Slide into Reading!

June 6 – July 31, 2022
We’re rooting for you to make a home run with reading this summer! Our Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, birth through adult. Read a little bit each day to earn a book, a pool party at Shore Acres, a Town Theatre movie ticket, a Peoria Chiefs ticket (K-8), a Peoria Rivermen ticket (K-12), and the chance to win the grand prize: a family membership at Peoria Riverfront Museum. Details & registration coming soon.

Mark your calendar for a Summer Celebration!

Wed., June 8 @ 4:30-7:30 pm

  • Live music by Kilborn Alley Blues Band
  • Emergency vehicle petting zoo, with Chillicothe Police Department, Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District, and Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
  • Face painting by WildStyle Design Company
  • Balloons by The Unique Twist
  • Adoptable pets from the ARK
  • Activity with U of I Extension
  • Huge book sale
  • Food and snacks available for purchase from Kona Ice, Swanee’s Pretzels, and Webb’s Cruisin USA

While you’re here, you can sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge!

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Thanks to our generous sponsors: Chillicothe Park District, Casey’s, Chillicothe Town Theatre, and McDonald’s.