We have a special holiday treat for children of all ages! Adults are welcome, too.
Author/illustrator Brit Cardarelli will read from her children's book, Naturehood: the Adventures of Treeann, at 11:00am on Saturday, December 27, in the children's room. And I've heard that she may give away some copies to the children.
We are pleased that Brit asked to do this event at her hometown library. She is a 2001 graduate of Paris High School and worked in fashion design before moving into illustration.
Visit her website to learn more about the book and watch Brit create a page in this video.
Did you receive a tablet or ereader as a gift during this holiday season? You don't have to purchase books to read or listen to on it - use the library.
Paris Public Library offers ebooks and e-audiobooks through two shared collections, MyMediaMall and 3M Cloud Library. All you need is a valid library card and a device compatible with one or both of the options.
MyMediaMall has been around for many years; it will work with most devices, from basic Kindles and ereaders (with a computer) to smartphones and tablets (using the Overdrive app). 3M Cloud Library opened in November 2013 as part of eRead Illinois and added audiobooks in December 2014. It will work with most devices, except basic Kindles. You can find 3M titles in the 3M Cloud app or through the SHARE catalog, then read them in the app.
For details about setting up your device and downloading books, see our newly revised instructions for:
Brochures are also available at the library. Please note that the Illinois Heartland Library System upgrade on Dec. 26 will prevent logging in to MyMediaMall and 3M Cloud Library for most of the day. You will be able to browse the collections but will not be able to borrow or place holds.
Paris Public Library will close December 24 and 25 for Christmas. This year we will also be closed on Friday, December 26 because Illinois Heartland Library System plans to upgrade its Polaris automation system on that day. The library will be open Saturday, December 27.
The library will close early - at 4pm - on New Year's Eve and be closed New Year's Day.
Paris Public Library will close December 26 because Illinois Heartland Library System will upgrade its automation software that day.The upgrade is expected to take about 12 hours.
The SHARE online catalog will not be available during that time. MyMediaMall and the 3M Cloud Library app will be available to browse, but you will not be able to sign in and borrow ebooks or e-audio while the upgrade is in process.