News Briefs

Winning designs chosen for library cards

The city of Peoria is pleased to announce the winning designs from the annual Library Card Design Contest. The children’s category winner is Isabella Herzog, a student from Apache Elementary. The teen winner is Danica Dworshack, a student at Coyote Hills Elementary. Over the summer, youth were invited to unleash their imagination and showcase their artistic talent by participating in the contest. Participants were encouraged to create their artwork around the Maricopa County Summer Reading Program’s theme “Ocean of Possibilities.” Isabella’s card displays the ocean floor full of sea animals, and Danica’s design showcases a sea turtle. To see the designs, visit your local Peoria library today.

Info: peoriaaz.gov/library

Attend Sensory Storytime at Peoria Main Library

The Peoria Main Library, located at 8463 W. Monroe Street, is offering a new Sensory Storytime on Fridays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Families are invited to join this adaptive storytime designed to help children with sensory integration challenges. This program utilizes music, movement, repetition and books that increase children’s engagement at a preschool level. The Peoria Public Library Main Branch and Sunrise Mountain locations recently earned Certified Autism Center (CAC) designations, which are granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC program offers autism training and certification to staff and volunteers, in order to better assist autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals during their visit.

Info: peoriaaz.gov/library

Celebrate Veterans Day at Rio Vista on Nov. 11

The city of Peoria will host a special Veterans Day ceremony at Peoria’s Veterans Memorial in Rio Vista Community Park on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. The event will honor our veterans and include a special acknowledgement to recognize the new names added to Peoria’s Honor Wall. Rio Vista Community Park is located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.

Info: peoriaaz.gov/veterans

The Savannah Bananas are coming to Peoria

The Savannah Bananas are bringing their “World Famous Baseball Circus” to the Peoria Sports Complex on April 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. Affectionately referred to as “The Greatest Show in Sports” by ESPN with an atmosphere that would make most MLB teams jealous (Sports Illustrated), the Bananas have reimagined the baseball experience and the game itself. Banana Ball is a fast-paced, action-packed style of baseball with rules that include no bunting, a two-hour time limit, fans catching foul balls for outs, batters stealing first base, and a one-on-one tiebreaker showdown at the end of the game if it’s tied. Tickets are expected to go on sale January 2023. To join the ticket pre-sale list, visit the below website.

Info: thesavannahbananas.com/tickets