It’s time for Summer Library Club!

Paris Public Library’s Reading by Design summer library club begins on June 6. During June and early July, the library will host free children’s programs and activities to encourage a love of reading and learning.

The schedule is pictured below and may be downloaded. Copies are also available at the library. Stop by the library, call 217-463-3950, or email to sign up for the programs that interest you.

A series of short do-it-yourself activities will also be featured at the library during the summer.  These include puzzles, games, or simple crafts that may be enjoyed any time during regular library hours.

Reading should be fun – without any pressure or expectations – so there’s no counting books, pages, or minutes. No keeping track of what is read. Just reading for pleasure and enjoying some library activities. Research has shown that reading over the summer helps to prevent loss of skills. Children who participate in summer library programs and read at least six books over the summer generally score higher in reading and math when they return to school.