Adults and teens are invited to participate in Paris Public Library's first Winter Reading program between February 1 and April 9, 2016. “Chill Out and Read” is a fun way for local teen and adult readers to beat the winter blahs by discovering what’s at the library. Pick up a card at the library or download it.
A card has 25 squares, each with a different category of book. When you read a book matching a category, write its title in the square. Ebooks count, too! Fill in the rows like a Bingo game—diagonal, across, or top to bottom. Each square can only be used once.
When you’ve completed a row (like Bingo), fill in the information at the bottom and return the card to the checkout desk. You are welcome to take another and read more, but if you repeat a square from a previous card, you must read a different title.
Five names will be drawn for prizes at the Friends of the Paris Library meeting on April 12. Only one prize per winner. You do not have to be present to win. Prizes are gift cards from local businesses - Smoke Trail BBQ, Red’s Fun Zone, Kroger, Tuscany Steak and Pasta House, and Subway. Winners must pick up their prize at Paris Public Library by April 20.
Friends of the Paris Library created our Chill Out and Read card and sought donations for prizes.
Why should kids have all the fun? Join us in the Gibson Room for a relaxing evening of coloring at 6pm on February 11.
No instruction. No pressure. Just a bunch of grown-ups in the library, coloring and enjoying each other's company.
Materials will be furnished, but you are welcome to bring your own.
, message us on Facebook, or stop in by Feb. 5.
Please sign up no later than the Friday before a Tuesday session so we will know how many craft materials to prepare.
Paris Public Library has the following tax forms:
1040A forms and instruction booklets
1040 forms and instruction booklets
1040EZ forms and instruction booklets
Illinois 1040 and Schedule ICR forms (out of instruction booklets)
Library staff will print out schedules and other forms you need. We will print forms at no charge, but will have to charge for printing multi-page instructions.
Beginning Monday, January 18, Paris Center of Fine Arts tickets will be available for purchase at Paris Public Library according to this schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 5pm - 7pm
PCFA volunteers will sell the tickets downstairs in the general area of the children's desk. Ticket buyers may enter from the front door and down the stairs or from the street level north entrance and use the elevator.
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.
Feb. 18 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Mar. 17 Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
Apr. 21 The Princess Bride by William Goldman
May 19 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
June 16 She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
July 21 American Wife by Taya Kyle