Youth Education

Summer Story Time is a great way to introduce the Peoria Humane Society's Core Values to a young audience, hopefully instilling these thoughts in their mind as they continue to grow and mature.  Storytime is intended to excite young minds about various animal topics and get them to appreciate the animals on this earth in a whole new way.


Each story encourages young people to show kindness and respect to all living creatures. There is a  different, animal-based theme selected each year on which the books and projects are focused. Past themes have included "Barnyard Fun,"  "Dog Days of Summer,"   and most recently "Small Animals."  At PHS Story Time you never know what fun awaits!  Special visitors have often joined the children as they learn about certain topics. Pigs, goats, and even a beehive have all been present in years past. The 2015 storytime theme was "Small Animal Friends", featuring stories and activities about rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and mice!  Storytime is a great way to bond with your child and share with them a love of animals.


Storytime programs will not be offered summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Watch for more information about a virtual reading with dogs program to be announced soon


The event is free, but space is limited so registration is required.  Call Kitty Yanko at 309-672-2447 to register your child or if you have any about this program.  Adults are asked to accompany their children to storytimes.  We hope to see you there!