Children's Room Information

 October Story Times

Baby & Toddler Story Time
babyToddlerTuesdays  @ 10:30
(except for Tuesday, October 15)
Ages 0 - 2 years

Pre-K Story Time
story timeWednesdays @ 10:30
Ages 0 - 2 years

Please note the ages listed for each story time and understand that program material is planned for those particular age groups.

Dragon’s Drama & the Children’s Room Present
Classes at the library
dramaTuesdays for 6 weeks
September 17 - October 22
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages 8 – 11kids group

Here are some activities you will experience & enjoy in these theater-focused classes:
dancing, creating characters, basic face painting, theater games, working with PJC’s theater instructor & students.

*A responsible adult must remain in the library while their child is attending these classes.

Only 15 spaces are available so pre-registration is encouraged for each afternoon class. Sign up with Tracy in the Children’s Room at the Paris Public Library or call 903-785-8531

Paris Public Library
Annual Pumpkin Exhibit

pumpkin99Display your best decorated pumpkin at
the Library and receive a free book!

Exhibit guidelines:

1)  Exhibit is for 4 – 15 year olds
2)  No entry fee for participating
3)  Only one pumpkin entry per person
4)  This is not a contest/competition—it’s an exhibit for our community to enjoy  :)
5)  Exhibitors will use their own pumpkin at the size of their choice
6)  The design, decoration or theme used on the pumpkin is up to you, the exhibitor; be creative!  Your pumpkin can be painted or adorned with anything you want.  *No carving please
7)  To enter, bring your decked-out pumpkin to the Children’s Room at the Paris Public Library between Tuesday, October 1st through Saturday, October 26th.  Upon entry, you will get to pick 1 free book from Ms. Tracy’s book-cart!  The pumpkins will be placed throughout the library for the public to see and enjoy.
8)  Exhibitors can have their pumpkin back if wanted; please pick them up by November 4th.  (If pumpkins get mushy or moldy while on display they will be thrown away.)

NOTE: Please do not carve or hollow out your pumpkin; that speeds up the rotting and molding process and can cause a yucky smell in our library.


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Help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten and beyond by introducing key concepts in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art and music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is the only online solution that helps children learn while having fun AND provides parents with tools to measure their child’s progress. Miss Humblebee’s Academy helps children ages 3 to 6 get ready for kindergarten. It Includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues. Click here for printable flyer (PDF).

Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and to identify their favorite books.

The award further provides an opportunity to honor and encourage imaginative authors who create books with high appeal to children.

The Master List: The Texas Bluebonnet Award committee is responsible for selection of the books on each year's Master List. Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of no more than twenty books is released each year by November. In selecting titles, the committee considers student interests, relevant content, reputable reviews, and literary quality. Both fiction and nonfiction books are represented. The author must be a living U.S. citizen or an author who resides and publishes in the United States. Books considered for the master list must have been published in the United States. Only titles published within the three years prior to the master list release date are considered. Textbooks and new editions of existing titles are not eligible.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners

YEAR
AUTHOR
TITLE
2018
Max Brallier
The Last kids on Earth J GF BRAL
2017
Victoria Jamieson
Roller Girl J GF JAMI
2016
Laban Carrick Hill
When the Beast Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop J92 KOOL
2015
Drew Daywalt
The Day the Crayons Quit JE DAYW
2014
John Grandits
Ten Rules you Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus
2013
Simms Taback
Postcards from Camp JF TARA
2012
Tom Angelberger
The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda JF ANGL
2011
Willy Claflin
The Uglified Ducky: a Maynard Moose tale JE CLAF
2010
Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! JE STEV
2009
Cynthia C. DeFelice
One Potato, Two Potato JE DEFE
2008
Lucy A. Nolan
On the Road (Down Girl and Sit series) JF NOLA
2007
Joe Hayes
Ghost fever = Mal de Fantasma JF HAYE
2006
Lisa Wheeler & Marc Siegel
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta JE WHEE
2005
Robert Blake
Togo JE BLAK
2004
Phil Bildner
Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy JE BILD
2003
Ruth Sanderson
The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring J398.2094 SAND
2002
Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie JF DICA
2001
Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! JE STEV
2000
Cynthia DeFelice
Ghost of Fossil Glen JF DEFE
1999
Janelle Cannon
Verdi JE CANN
1998
Betsy Byars
Tornado JF BYAR
1997
Jon Scieszka
Math Curse J510 SCIE
1996
Mary Downing Hahn
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story JF HAHN
1995
Jon Scieszka
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales JE SCIE
1994
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh JF NAYL
1993
Brian Selznick
The Houdini Box JF SELZ
1992
Bill Wallace
Snot Stew JF WALL
1991
Stephanie Spinner & Jonathan Etra
Aliens for Breakfast JSF SPIN
1990
Louis Sachar
There's a Boy in the Girls Bathroom JF SACH
1989
Mary Downing Hahn
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story JF HAHN
1988
Betty Ren Wright
Christina's Ghost JF WRIG
1987
Johanna Hurwitz
The Hot and Cold Summer JF HURW
1986
Betty Ren Wright
The Dollhouse Murders JF WRIG
1985
Barbara Park
Skinnybones JF PARK
1984
Barthe DeClements
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade JF DECL
1983
Bill Wallace
A Dog Called Kitty JF WALL
1982
Judy Blume
Superfudge JF BLUM
1981
Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Father JF CLEA


Information from the Texas Bluebonnet Award Website

Paris Public Library 903-785-8531 * Ms. Tracy - Children’s Librarian