Introduction to Summer Reading Club

Dig Deeper iRead 2020

Welcome to Paris Public Library’s 2020 summer program for children!

It’s different this year! Dig Deeper is almost entirely online, with a variety of activities for preschool through 8th grade. You may participate each week as new activities are posted or catch up later in the summer. Any grade levels are intended only to indicate potential interest levels.

Dig into Archaeology is a six-week video series posted each Thursday afternoon around 2pm on our Facebook page and website. Begins June 4.

Douglas-Hart Nature Center will present two video-based programs, with related activities. Sign up here to learn how to see these videos and activities on your own schedule.

Beginning June 15, we will post weekly activities for young children that include storytime videos and simple crafts. The crafts can be downloaded or picked up during curbside hours and completed at home. Weekly activities for older kids (K-8th grades) may include videos, games, crafts, and other fun stuff. Some weeks may include optional activity kits to pick up during curbside hours.

You don’t need a library card to participate. We encourage you to get a card if you would like to check out books or download ebooks. You don’t need a card to enjoy Tumblebooks (K-6th grades) and TeenBookCloud (7th-12th grades) through August 31.

Want to keep track of your reading? Download a reading log – or ask for one during curbside pickup. If you’re preschool through 8th grade, color a pepperoni for each book you read and a mushroom or other topping for each activity you do. All reading counts – library books, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, Tumblebooks, books from home.

When you reach 10 books and 4 activities (or 14 books without activities) before school starts this fall, turn it in for a coupon for a Monical’s 8″ pizza. One coupon per reader.

Birth to pre-K children may also participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Questions? Ask us online. message us on Facebook, or call 217-463-3950.



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