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Plano Public Library enhances the quality of life in Plano by providing lifelong learning opportunities to our community. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for engaging our community, enriching lives, and educating minds.

The holiday season is a great time to spend time with loved ones, cuddle up with a good book or share gifts with friends...
12/08/2023

The holiday season is a great time to spend time with loved ones, cuddle up with a good book or share gifts with friends and family. It can also be a time when your home is full of extra boxes, bags, ribbons and paper. Why not use these leftovers for some quick and easy early learning activities with your little one? Check out the DIY Early Learning blog post for ideas:

The holiday season is a great time to spend time with loved ones, cuddle up with a good book or share gifts with friends and family. It can also be a time when your home is full of extra boxes, bag…

While flipping through a printed cookbook is enjoyable, sometimes you need quick access with an ebook! With your Plano P...
12/06/2023

While flipping through a printed cookbook is enjoyable, sometimes you need quick access with an ebook! With your Plano Public Library card you can access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines on the Libby app. Keep reading for a breakdown of the cookbooks we have recently added to the collection:

While flipping through a printed cookbook is enjoyable, sometimes you need quick access with an ebook! With your Plano Public Library card you can access thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and magazin…

Winter means shorter days and longer nights, which makes it perfect for Glow in the Dark Storytime! Join us on December ...
12/05/2023

Winter means shorter days and longer nights, which makes it perfect for Glow in the Dark Storytime! Join us on December 12 at 6:30pm at Parr Library for a special lights-out storytime.

Learn more about this special storytime and check out some of our favorite nighttime books with fun reading tips to make reading interactive:

Winter means shorter days and longer nights, which makes it perfect for Glow in the Dark Storytime! Join us on December 12 at 6:30pm at Parr Library for a special lights-out storytime. This storyti…

We 💙 when you share!Learn more about accessing the Libby app for eBooks, audiobooks and magazines: https://www.plano.gov...
12/04/2023

We 💙 when you share!

Learn more about accessing the Libby app for eBooks, audiobooks and magazines: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Image text: A patron came in with all of their devices and needed help with getting signed onto the Libby app. They also wanted to use the Kindle app as well since they had a Kindle reader.

We were able to get them started: they checked out a book and audiobook on the iPad and Kindle. They were so happy to be able to do this!

See the latest Check It Out eNewsletter for what's happening at Plano Public Library this week:
12/03/2023

See the latest Check It Out eNewsletter for what's happening at Plano Public Library this week:

Book Clubs, Parenting and Business Branding View in browser December 1-7, 2023 This Week at the Library   Do Owls P**p? Do you know how owls process their food? Learn about an owl's diet and digestion

12/02/2023

As mentioned in a previous post - we have a video of the 2005 Bookettes at the holiday parade! We look forward to seeing you this afternoon at the parade as well as Dickens in Downtown.

The Plano Public Library mobile app is no longer available due to a vendor issue. We apologize for this inconvenience. Y...
12/01/2023

The Plano Public Library mobile app is no longer available due to a vendor issue. We apologize for this inconvenience.

You are still able to access other apps, including Libby, Kanopy, PressReader and more. Please visit the Library Catalog to access your favorite resources and discover all of the digital resources available to you: https://plano.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default

Your library team is here to serve you. Please contact us for assistance with services including porch pickup: https://www.plano.gov/984/Visit

Happy Holidays to our Plano neighbors, The Heritage Farmstead Museum and Plano Conservancy at the Interurban Railway Mus...
12/01/2023

Happy Holidays to our Plano neighbors, The Heritage Farmstead Museum and Plano Conservancy at the Interurban Railway Museum. We love sharing Plano history together, like this great image of Heritage Farmstead's Ammie Wilson with one of her prize sheep and this 1908 image of a lovely couple (and their chaperone!) catching the rail at the Interurban in downtown Plano

The Genealogy Center at Plano Public Library has thousands of images on our Collin County Images archive. Check it out, along with our virtual workshops offered year-round, on the Genealogy Center site: https://www.plano.gov/1031/Genealogy-Center

A little holiday parade throwback - the Bookettes! In 2005, library staff performed a book cart routine at the holiday p...
11/30/2023

A little holiday parade throwback - the Bookettes! In 2005, library staff performed a book cart routine at the holiday parade (we even have a video, so stick around for that post!)

We are excited to be one of the many in the Rotary Parades of Plano 2023 Plano Holiday Parade this Saturday - plus we'll be at the Plano Arts & Events Dickens in Downtown afterward.

If you missed some of our virtual events this season, check out the library's YouTube channel for recordings: https://ww...
11/30/2023

If you missed some of our virtual events this season, check out the library's YouTube channel for recordings: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlanoPublicLibrary

Here are some of our recent streams:
- Banking Services Away From Home
- Family Book series with Genealogy Center
- Green Gift Guide with Live Green in Plano
- Morningstar Basics
- Building a Professional Image

The Library Mobile App & Porch Pickup are unavailable. If you need Porch Pickup, please call the Library ( https://www.p...
11/27/2023

The Library Mobile App & Porch Pickup are unavailable. If you need Porch Pickup, please call the Library ( https://www.plano.gov/984/Visit ) We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

We recently received a thank you card from McCall Elementary PTA: "Dear Outreach Program Leaders,Thank you so much for a...
11/26/2023

We recently received a thank you card from McCall Elementary PTA:

"Dear Outreach Program Leaders,
Thank you so much for attending McCall Elementary's PTA Fall Festival. The staff, students, and family members had a fabulous time. Hopefully, your library booth was a major success. Again, we truly appreciate your support, time, efforts, and energies to make this a wonderful event and memory."

We can confirm, it was so much fun! We love heading out into the community to meet with our neighbors and share how anyone in Plano can use the library. Learn more about requesting the library attend your event on our website: https://www.plano.gov/843/Outreach

If you aren't sure where to start when picking out picture  books, here are some suggestions:📖 browse the "New Easy" dis...
11/25/2023

If you aren't sure where to start when picking out picture books, here are some suggestions:
📖 browse the "New Easy" display for the latest we have added to the collection
📖 ask a library staff person - we have plenty to suggest
📖 attend storytime and get suggestions from the books we read
📖 read our blog series Tried & True and New, which is all about picturebook recommendations: https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/tried-true-and-new/

11/24/2023

Happy Thanksgiving, Plano! 🦃❤️💙 Today we give thanks for YOU! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday.

Reminder: libraries and returns are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, November 25 at 10am...
11/23/2023

Reminder: libraries and returns are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, November 25 at 10am. Be sure to check out the digital library collection for eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, video streaming and newspapers: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Planning to make some big purchases for Black Friday? Read the Consumer Reports magazine through Flipster with your Plan...
11/22/2023

Planning to make some big purchases for Black Friday? Read the Consumer Reports magazine through Flipster with your Plano Public Library card! This is the same as the print version of the magazine and is easily downloadable to your phone, tablet or computer. Learn more about Flipster and how to access Consumer Reports on the Plano Library Learns blog:

Plano Public Library now has access to the Consumer Reports magazine through Flipster! This is the same as the print version of the magazine, and easily downloadable to your phone, tablet or comput…

11/22/2023

🥳 Grant funding brings great books to the library! We are adding Large Print Junior books to the collection thanks to a Texas Book Festival collection enhancement grant. These books are perfect for readers needing larger text, more space between lines and anyone working on English reading skills.

We are still in the process of cataloging these items, but they will be available soon! Thanks to a few of our Teen Street Team members for helping us share the news 👏

We 💙 when you share!Your library card can be used at all five locations across Plano. Get directions and information abo...
11/21/2023

We 💙 when you share!

Your library card can be used at all five locations across Plano. Get directions and information about each location: https://www.plano.gov/984/Visit-the-Library

Image text: The library attended Boo Bash at the Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, and we had so many great interactions with patrons. When asked if they come to any of the libraries, one patron said they go to several of the Plano libraries and “Love one and you love them all.”

Be sure to pop by the library to pick up a few books to read over the holiday! Libraries close on Wednesday, 11/22 at 5p...
11/20/2023

Be sure to pop by the library to pick up a few books to read over the holiday!

Libraries close on Wednesday, 11/22 at 5pm for Thanksgiving, and reopen on Saturday, 11/25 at 10am.

Libraries and returns will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 10am o...
11/19/2023

Libraries and returns will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 10am on Saturday, November 25.

Access our eLibrary for eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, video streaming and newspapers: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Ballet Folklórico, Writing Workshops, NASA... Curious about what to do at the library before Thanksgiving? Check out the...
11/17/2023

Ballet Folklórico, Writing Workshops, NASA... Curious about what to do at the library before Thanksgiving? Check out the Check It Out newsletter:

Ballet Folklórico, Rockets and Consumer Reports View in browser November 17-23, 2023 This Week at the Library   Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving All five library locations and returns close on Wednes

Are you looking for a job? Check out the library blog for career exploration resources, ways you can build you skills wi...
11/16/2023

Are you looking for a job? Check out the library blog for career exploration resources, ways you can build you skills with your library card, tips for your resume and interview, and next steps:

Plano Public Library can assist with job searching by providing equipment, classes, printed and electronic resources, and one-on-one assistance. We have broken down the process of Job Search into f…

Did you know that children get ready to learn to read well before they actually read? Learn how to incorporate reading, ...
11/13/2023

Did you know that children get ready to learn to read well before they actually read? Learn how to incorporate reading, singing, playing, talking and writing into your child’s daily routines at home, on the go and at the library. Learn more on the blog:

Learn how to incorporate reading, singing, playing, talking and writing into your child’s daily routines at home, on the go and at the library. Did you know that children get ready to learn to read…

How do you find out about library events? There are a few ways!- The Engage brochure is printed three times a year- Mont...
11/13/2023

How do you find out about library events? There are a few ways!
- The Engage brochure is printed three times a year
- Monthly printed calendars for each library
- Online calendar (easily browsable through the Plano Library mobile app!)
- Weekly eNewsletter

11/12/2023

We wish those celebrating Diwali light, happiness and prosperity! 🪔

There are four artists on exhibit at Harrington Library: • Kelly Steller Hrad – 3-dimensional oil paintings on canvas, u...
11/11/2023

There are four artists on exhibit at Harrington Library:

• Kelly Steller Hrad – 3-dimensional oil paintings on canvas, up until the end of January (photos 1-4)
• Monica Fallini – acrylic, oil, and mixed media paintings, up until the end of December (photos 5-6)
• Patricia Gottlieb – photographs of bridges, up until the end of December (photos 7-9)
• VET – book sculptures, acrylic paintings, and book reliefs, up until the end of December (photos 10-15)

We 💙 when you share with us! Find information about Pronunciator on our website - click on 'Literature & Languages': htt...
11/10/2023

We 💙 when you share with us!

Find information about Pronunciator on our website - click on 'Literature & Languages': https://www.plano.gov/1747/Research-Learn

Image text: A patron came up asking where the children's Korean books were. They had just begun learning Korean to be able to speak to their new in-laws. We were able to recommend Pronunciator. They couldn't believe how many different resources we have at the library and couldn't wait to get home to try it out.

11/09/2023
11/09/2023

November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. This month is a time to honor and appreciate the rich cultures, traditions and contributions of Indigenous people to our country and community.

Do you use eBooks, audiobooks and/or digital magazines through the Libby app? You can with your Plano Public Library car...
11/09/2023

Do you use eBooks, audiobooks and/or digital magazines through the Libby app? You can with your Plano Public Library card!

In the Libby app, you can adjust an ebook's font size, book layout and lighting. As you read, you can also add bookmarks, create notes and highlights, and define words. There are ~thousands~ of books to read in the app - and you can access them anywhere on your phone, tablet or computer: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Why not delve into handmaking gifts or more sustainable options this holiday season?Live Green in Plano is hosting a vir...
11/09/2023

Why not delve into handmaking gifts or more sustainable options this holiday season?

Live Green in Plano is hosting a virtual workshop with us called Green Gift Guide on Wednesday, November 15 at 12pm. Get inspiration for enjoyable and earth-friendly gifts for the whole family. Ideas include handmade items, technology to conserve resources, local experiences and more.

Register through the blog and read through our list of library resources to help you be more sustainable in your gift giving this season:

Why not delve into handmaking gifts or more sustainable options this holiday season?

Plano Public Library offers Older Adults Bags to encourage conversation and engagement between older adults with signs o...
11/07/2023

Plano Public Library offers Older Adults Bags to encourage conversation and engagement between older adults with signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Learn more about the themes and topics on the blog and search "older adult bags" in the catalog to place a hold: https://plano.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default

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11/06/2023

Check it out!

Clean out your closet for Texas Recycles Day! ♻️ Join us Saturday, November 11, between 8:30 am and noon for our one-day, drive-through, drop-off collection event at Chase Oaks Church (281 Legacy Drive). Donate to our local partner organizations, and support reuse and recycling.

You’ll help reduce landfill-bound waste and change someone’s life for the better! Examples of wanted items include:
📄 Paper for shredding (two standard filing boxes of documents are free)
🚴‍♂️ Bicycles (all conditions and sizes)
🎨 Arts and crafts supplies
🎾 Sports equipment
🦻 Hearing aids
📱 Cell phones
👓 Eyeglasses
🔌 Electronics

Visit share.plano.gov/TRD for a complete list of this year’s accepted items. Items not listed will be turned away.

Did you know, on average, people change jobs 12 times in their lifetime? This makes it essential for you to continuously...
11/05/2023

Did you know, on average, people change jobs 12 times in their lifetime? This makes it essential for you to continuously build new skills, ensuring that you’re ready when a new opportunity comes your way.

Helping you stay ahead of the curve is just one of the many reasons your library offers access to Gale Presents: Udemy. Get our access link and instructions on using Udemy under Research & Learn > Career > Udemy: https://www.plano.gov/1747/Research-Learn

Whether your child is just starting to read or you are working on your English-language skills, Plano Public Library has...
11/04/2023

Whether your child is just starting to read or you are working on your English-language skills, Plano Public Library has eBooks for you. Learn about the phonics books, read-alongs and beginning readers you have access to through the Libby app with your library card:

Whether your child is just starting to read or you are working on your English-language skills, Plano Public Library has eBooks for you. With your Plano Public Library card, you have access to Libb…

In the latest episode of the Plano Library Speaks podcast, Library Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott and host Mun...
11/03/2023

In the latest episode of the Plano Library Speaks podcast, Library Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott and host Municipal Reference Librarian Bob Loftin speak with LaVonda Howell from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas about the upcoming Parent Café. The next Parent Café meets on Thursday, November 9 at Schimelpfenig Library from 6:30-8 pm. The topic is: Celebrating Life’s Transitions.

Listen to the full episode on the blog:

In this episode Library Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott and Bob speak with LaVonda Howell of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas about the upcoming Parent Café events in the library! You can…

What's your favorite holiday food? We're talking about some of our favorites in the latest Plano Library Speaks podcast!...
11/02/2023

What's your favorite holiday food?

We're talking about some of our favorites in the latest Plano Library Speaks podcast! Listen to the episode and check out a few cooking/baking resources we've gathered for you on the blog:

What’s your favorite holiday? What about holiday food? Do you cook/bake? The latest Plano Library Speaks episode showcases library staff talking about their favorite holidays and holiday food…

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