Book Sale

Friends of the Paris Library are planning a book sale 10am-4pm on two Saturdays, July 31 and August 7. We’re expecting both meeting rooms to be full!

Book Sale July 31 & Aug 7 10am-4pm

Reading Colors Your World

Summer reading is here! It’s smaller and shorter than in years past, but there’s something for almost everyone.

For children through 8th grade: check out books and read (or be read to)! Books, audiobooks, or ebooks.  If you don’t have a card, you can apply for a card when you pick up a reading chart. Keep track of your reading by coloring in a crayon when you finish a book. When you have 10 books read, bring  to library and claim your coupon for a free Monical’s pizza. (Limit one coupon per participant.) Turn in your completed chart before the first day of school to get your pizza.



NEW! Explore More Illinois

Explore More IllinoisParis Public Library has joined Explore More Illinois, a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers.

Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Go to the Resources section on our homepage to link to the online reservation page and login with your library card number and PIN to place reservations by attraction and specific dates. While each attraction’s requirements may differ slightly, with a library card and the reservation pass, patrons age 18 and older may receive free admission or discounts.

This program was developed through the RAILS library system.  Attractions currently include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Vermilion County Museum, and more. Additional locations are expected to rejoin the program as they reopen and occupancy limits are lifted.

At-home Ancestry use is extended

Ancestry and ProQuest have extended their free at-home access to Ancestry through December 31, 2021 for cardholders of libraries that subscribe to the library edition.

If you have a Paris library card and want to search Ancestry, contact us for login information.