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!
- 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!
September & October 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.
Special Programs in September
Banned Books Week is September 23 – 29Join 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 – 27Bring 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 singingSaturday, October 6 at 10:00 AM
Ages 0 – 7
Note: this year the Pumpkin Patch will be located at the Farmers & Artisan’s Market
For 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 Room
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
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