Children's Room Information
November & December Story Times
Baby & Toddler Story Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30
Ages 0 - 2 years
Tale Time with Tracy
Wednesdays @ 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.
3rd Annual Pajama Party With Santa
Join the Paris Public Library on Thursday, December 13th as we have an after-library hours party with Santa (so we can fit in more children). Snacks and carols from 6:30 - 6:45 PM, with arrival of Santa to read a Christmas bedtime story and be photographed with his favorite elves from 6:45 - 7:00 PM. The event is free and space is limited; must register in the children's Room at the Paris Public Library or call 903-785-8531.
Bill of Rights!
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11:00 AM
ages 7 – 15
Join us at the Paris Public Library for a celebration of the 227th Birthday of the Bill of Rights!
Who is Bill you ask? Well, it’s not who, it’s what. The first 10 amendments of our Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights (officially approved on December 15, 1791).
Come hear about some American history, laugh & learn with some puppets, eat some cake, and see a replica of our Constitution.
This event is sponsored by DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). This event is free and space is limited; must register with Tracy in the Children’s Room at Paris Public Library or call 903-785-8531.
Coming in January
Afternoon “LitWits” Club
Thursdays in January 2019
(Starting January 10th)
3:30 – 4:15 PM
Ages 8 – 11
What is the LitWits Club? It is a literacy club. Here are some topics you will experience, learn & enjoy in these classes: literacy- & reading-focused activities, book presentations & discussions, reader’s theater, poetry, puppetry & the skill of creating puppet skits, draw-&-tell stories, writing, word games, & new friends.
Parents must remain in the building while their child is attending these classes. Space is limited so you need to register for each afternoon class with Tracy in the Children’s Room at Paris Public Library or call 903-785-8531.
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
|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