Paris Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4. We will be open regular hours on Friday, July 3, but Illinois Heartland Library System will not deliver that day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.
Paris Public Library has added World Book to its digital library of information resources. World Book is available on the library's public computers, on your wireless device while in the library, and with your library card at home. Enter your Paris Public Library barcode number when asked for a password.
Our World Book online subscription includes:
Early World of Learning, a visual kids' online encyclopedia for preschool and early grades, plus narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes such as numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
Kids, a reference source especially for young students featuring easy-to-read articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and engaging games and activities.
Student, interactive content, features, and fun tools for all kids in elementary through middle school.
Advanced, a powerful multimedia reference tool for high-school students and adults that integrates reference articles, ebooks, and primary source databases in a single search. It also includes access to up-to-the-minute news publications from all over the world.
Timelines presents events spanning the arts, literature, notable people, science and technology, society and culture, sports, and world history and geography.
Plus - World Book eBooks, a collection of highly illustrated, engaging nonfiction titles that supports K-12 curriculum areas and classic literature for students and adults. 28-day downloads.
Summer reading is fun and easy. Stop in at the library for your first bookmark and a plastic book bag. Then check out books and read!
Keep track of how long you read (or are read to) books, audiobooks, or ebooks. Pick up a special weekly Read to the Rhythm bookmark to keep track of your reading time and activities during the week. Bring it to the library when that week ends and get another bookmark for the next week. You'll get to add a Lego for each check on your bookmark to our building in progress.
Our weekly organized programs end with Mad Science on July 1, but each week a different "Activity of the Week" will be at the library during regular library hours and on the website. It may be a game, coloring page, or simple art activity.
Paris Public Library now offers ABCmouse.com on our public computers and on your own laptop or other wireless device while in the library.
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Best of all, kids love it and it’s free to use in this library!
Our Book Club meets in the library's Gibson Room at 5pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The group has chosen a wide variety of books to read and discuss in the coming months. Everyone is welcome. All you have to do is read the book and come to the discussion.
July 16, 5pm
American Sniper, by Chris Kyle
August 20, 5pm
Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me . . ., by Dave Burchett
September 17, 5pm
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
October 15, 5pm
Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee