Orchids have a reputation for being delicate and difficult to raise. On September 9, at 6pm, Dick Wells will tell us that raising these exotic-looking flowers is easier than you may expect. He will discuss orchid care, answer questions, and display a selection of beautiful plants. Orchids will be available for purchase after the program.
Dick Wells has been growing orchids since he was a teenager. He and his wife now raise award-winning orchids in their Hilltop Orchids greenhouse in Cloverdale, Indiana.
Friends of the Paris Library will offer two orchid plants, currently on display at the library, as door prizes that evening.
Paris Public Library buys hundreds of new books, audiobooks, and DVDs each year. The library now offers you weekly email alerts showing you the newest books, DVDs, and audio books added to the library each week. We hope you'll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library.
When you spot something of interest, you'll be able to click to the SHARE catalog and place a hold. Unlike the monthly email lists we were sending, wowbrary emails will include everything that we add to the catalog in the week before the email. You will have earlier notice of more items.
If you were signed up for our monthly emails of new books, DVDs, audiobooks, large print, teen, or children's books, you have already been transferred to the new format. If not, click the wowbrary image on the right and enter your email. You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish. Sign up now!
Paris Public Library is now offering some new online resources to help you find information and discover new books to read. Explore our Digital Library section for:
- full-text articles from a wide selection of magazines and newspapers
- product ratings and 5 years of back issues in Consumer Reports
- auto repair information in Auto Repair Reference Center
- author and book recommendations for all ages in NoveList
- science information and articles especially for junior high and high school students in Science Reference Center
These online resources join MyMediaMall, 3M Cloud Library, Tumblebooks, and Edgar County Legal Self-Help Center as sources of reading and information that may be accessed 24/7 from home. Ancestry is also available at the library.
The eRead Illinois collection of 3M Cloud Library ebooks has grown to the point that checkout limits may be increased. As of August 15, you may check out 5 ebooks at a time and place holds on 5 at a time. The checkout period has also increased from 14 to 21 days. MyMediaMall checkout remains at 14 days.