Children's Room Information

KIDS DESIGN CONTEST

Create a new window cling design for the Friends of the Library! All designers will get a free window cling after they are produced. The winning designer will receive a $20 Wal-Mart card!

Contest Guidelines:
- Ages 4 – 17
- Design can be hand-drawn or computer-aided, any medium (ink, pencil, marker, crayon, paint, chalk, etc.)
- Design needs to be 4” x 4.25” (any shape)
- Design must mention Paris Public Library but does not need any other wording
- Deadline Saturday, Sept. 29 by 6:00PM, turn in your design at Tracy’s desk
- Be creative, use your imagination!

Below is an example of an old window cling the Friends of the Library used.  They want a new, stylish, fun, eye-catching design. Let’s see what YOU can create!

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 Click here for printable brochure (PDF)

September & October Story Times

Baby & Toddler Story Time
babyToddlerTuesdays  @ 10:30
Ages 0 - 2 years

Tale Time with Tracy
story timeWednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Regular Wednesday story time continues throughout the whole year
3 – 5 year olds

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

Click here for a September/October flyer (PDF)

Special Programs in September

Banned Books Week is September 23 – 29drama3Join the Children’s Library Saturday, September 29 @ 3:00 PM for an enjoyable gathering and presentation with PJC’s Fahrenheit 451 theater team! Pre-sign up in the Children’s Room is required to attend - space is limited.
For 7th – 12th graders

Coming in October

October 1 – 27goardsBring a decorated pumpkin to Tracy in the Children’s Room for the Library Pumpkin Exhibit and receive a free book! Please do not carve or hollow out your pumpkin. Instead, dress it up and adorn it however you want. Be creative and have fun!

Join Tracy at the Pumpkin Patch for stories and singingpumpkin99Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 AM
Ages 0 – 7
Note: this year the Pumpkin Patch will be located at the Farmers & Artisan’s Market

hauntedhouse2For a thrilling program of (mildly) creepy tales designed to make your hair stand on end. STORIES FOR A DARK & STORMY NIGHT!Saturday, October 20 at 2:30 PM
Award-winning English storyteller/actor/author Bernadette Nason who preforms all over the world! Pre-sign up in the Children’s Room is required to attend due to limited space.
Ages 4 – 11

Coming in November

Join the Children’s Roompetepan

Saturday, November 3 at 3:00 PM
For an exciting performance by PJC’s
Peter & the Starcatchers theater team!

Pre-sign up in the Children’s Room is
required to attend due to limited space.

Ages 4 - 17

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

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