Book signing

Roger Stanley will be in the library’s Gibson Room on Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:30am to sign copies of his two most recently published books. Mr. Stanley is a local historian and a contributor to the Prairie Press newspaper. The books are Walking Up Prairie’s Lane and Country Schools Are…

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New sign in front of library

It’s here! A big thanks to Friends of the Paris Library who led the fundraising for our new sign. Monitor Sign of Mattoon installed it on January 28. Edgar County Community Foundation, local businesses, the Friends group, and individuals contributed toward most of the cost. Donations are still appreciated if…

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Library hours closer to “normal”

Paris Public Library is open Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Wearing a mask (covering nose and mouth) and social distancing are required while in library. Social distancing means that only 3 public computers are available to use. Short inside visits are encouraged and curbside service continues to be…

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At-home Ancestry use is extended

Ancestry and ProQuest have extended their free at-home access to Ancestry through June 30, 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.

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Curbside services still available

Rather not come in the library? Don’t want to wear a mask? Curbside service is still available. To request items, call 217-463-3950 while the library is open or email, message us on Facebook, or use your SHARE library account. You will be notified when your pickup is ready. Call us…

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