Plano Public Library

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Our mission is to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for engaging our community, enriching lives, and educating minds.

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On Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, swing by Harrington Library for Trains! Trains! Trains! Bring your favorite trai...
06/19/2021

On Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, swing by Harrington Library for Trains! Trains! Trains! Bring your favorite train lover to the train exhibit provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club. Club members are responsible for the creation, design, maintenance, and improvement of the club's layouts, steam, diesel, freight, and passenger equipment.

This exhibit is for all ages and is come and go: 10 am - 5:30 pm (Saturday) and 1 - 4:30 pm (Sunday)

Photos are from when we hosted this program in March 2019.

Of the 24 fiction titles, there are 1,973 people in our community waiting to read these books. Of the 24 non-fiction tit...
06/18/2021
Goodreads Members' Top 48 Hit Books of the Year (So Far)

Of the 24 fiction titles, there are 1,973 people in our community waiting to read these books. Of the 24 non-fiction titles, 533. Across print, eBook, eAudiobook and all formats available from PPL, over 2,500 people waiting to read these popular titles!

Be sure to pop over to the library catalog or the Libby app to get your name on the holds queue, too. From our research, the eBooks and eAudiobook versions had longer wait times than almost all print copies: while some are available right now, most are weeks and months away from being available: https://plano.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default

Believe it or not, we're halfway through 2021! As is our tradition, this is the time when the Goodreads editorial team burrows into our data to see w...

We had a BLAST yesterday with Plano Parks & Recreation at Play in the Park! Showcasing music instruments you can find in...
06/16/2021

We had a BLAST yesterday with Plano Parks & Recreation at Play in the Park! Showcasing music instruments you can find in STEAM Kits, along with all sorts of library resources, it was a great way to spend the morning in Plano. Play in the Park meets at Willowcreek Park (2101 Jupiter Rd) on Tuesday at 9 a.m. through August 3!

For information about library outreach, head to our website: https://www.plano.gov/843/Outreach

06/15/2021

This week for Take It & Make It: STEAM Connections, we're playing with owl poop!

- Pick up your Take It & Make It Kit from one of our five locations beginning Wednesday, June 16
- Follow along on our video on the Plano Library Learns blog on Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m.: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/steam-connections/

Our Personal Safety with Plano Police workshop is at max capacity! If you're one of the 250+ registrants and you weren't...
06/15/2021
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Our Personal Safety with Plano Police workshop is at max capacity! If you're one of the 250+ registrants and you weren't able to get in on Zoom, catch the live stream on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/PlanoPublicLibrary

A recording of this class will be available later this week on YouTube.

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Summer Reading can happen anywhere! Where have you pulled out a book (or eBook) recently?Be sure to log your books and m...
06/14/2021

Summer Reading can happen anywhere! Where have you pulled out a book (or eBook) recently?

Be sure to log your books and minutes using a reading log, and once you reach your goal fill out a form for your personalized certificate. Summer Reading isn't just for kids, so teens and adults should participate, too: https://www.plano.gov/939/Summer-Learning

Summer Reading can happen anywhere! Where have you pulled out a book (or eBook) recently?

Be sure to log your books and minutes using a reading log, and once you reach your goal fill out a form for your personalized certificate. Summer Reading isn't just for kids, so teens and adults should participate, too: https://www.plano.gov/939/Summer-Learning

06/14/2021

On Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, swing by Harrington Library for Trains! Trains! Trains! Bring your favorite train lover to the train exhibit provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club. Club members are responsible for the creation, design, maintenance and improvement of the club's layouts, steam, diesel, freight and passenger equipment.

This exhibit is for all ages and is come and go: 10 am - 5:30 pm (Saturday) and 1 - 4:30 pm (Sunday)

This past week we reintroduced in-person STEAM programs, like Supporting Structures! Families were able to come into the...
06/13/2021

This past week we reintroduced in-person STEAM programs, like Supporting Structures! Families were able to come into the library and use a variety of supplies to investigate the pull of gravity on a body and create a skeleton to help a body stand upright. Be sure to check our online calendar for upcoming programs: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Create art while exploring different art techniques with us at Art With a Twist on Saturday, June 12 at 2:30 pm and Sund...
06/11/2021

Create art while exploring different art techniques with us at Art With a Twist on Saturday, June 12 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, June 13 at 1:30 pm at Haggard Library. This program is come-and-go, no ticket nor registration needed. All ages welcome.

See our program schedule (in-person and virtual) on the City of Plano website: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Create art while exploring different art techniques with us at Art With a Twist on Saturday, June 12 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, June 13 at 1:30 pm at Haggard Library. This program is come-and-go, no ticket nor registration needed. All ages welcome.

See our program schedule (in-person and virtual) on the City of Plano website: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

What have you been reading lately? Our monthly What Are You Reading Now? book club met earlier this week to discuss thei...
06/09/2021

What have you been reading lately?

Our monthly What Are You Reading Now? book club met earlier this week to discuss their current reads. Check out the list, with links to download or place holds, on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/06/09/what-are-you-reading-now-episode-31/

Be sure you add your books to your reading log! Learn more about Summer Learning: https://www.plano.gov/939/Summer-Learning

What have you been reading lately?

Our monthly What Are You Reading Now? book club met earlier this week to discuss their current reads. Check out the list, with links to download or place holds, on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/06/09/what-are-you-reading-now-episode-31/

Be sure you add your books to your reading log! Learn more about Summer Learning: https://www.plano.gov/939/Summer-Learning

Today we return to in-person storytime! Be sure to check the online calendar for the type of storytime, time and locatio...
06/09/2021

Today we return to in-person storytime! Be sure to check the online calendar for the type of storytime, time and location (Haggard and Harrington get mixed up often): https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Today we return to in-person storytime! Be sure to check the online calendar for the type of storytime, time and location (Haggard and Harrington get mixed up often): https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

06/08/2021

Access 2,000+ newspaper (like the Dallas Morning News) and 4,000+ magazines from around the world with your library card and PressReader. You can download the app on a smart device or view directly in your Internet browser. Watch the video to see it in action and learn how to log in: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

06/07/2021

Our next STEAM Connections: Take It & Make It is all about circuitry! Pick up supplies beginning Wednesday, June 9 at all five library locations to make your own flower flashlight all while learning about circuits.

Our instructional video will be live on the Plano Library Learns blog on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m.: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/steam-connections/

06/06/2021

This week starts our combination of in-person and virtual programs! Head to planolibrary.org and scroll down to the calendar to see what's coming. You can look at it one week at a time, or the whole month. Click on a program for details such as location and registration link.

All library programs are free. Some require registration, tickets or are come-and-go.

Some fun #PPLSummerLearning at Schimelpfenig Library! Be sure to stop by and pick up your Summer Learning Kick-Off kit, ...
06/05/2021

Some fun #PPLSummerLearning at Schimelpfenig Library! Be sure to stop by and pick up your Summer Learning Kick-Off kit, color some Pluto the Penguin coloring pages (made by creative library staff!), and take a photo in our photo booth: https://bit.ly/PlanoSummerLearning

Reminder: beginning the week of June 7, we have in-person storytime and family STEAM programs! Some programs are tickete...
06/04/2021

Reminder: beginning the week of June 7, we have in-person storytime and family STEAM programs! Some programs are ticketed, others come and go, so check out the calendar for days, times, and details: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Reminder: beginning the week of June 7, we have in-person storytime and family STEAM programs! Some programs are ticketed, others come and go, so check out the calendar for days, times, and details: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Some scenes around Davis Library this past week. People are coming in to pick up holds, check out new books, and peek at...
06/03/2021

Some scenes around Davis Library this past week. People are coming in to pick up holds, check out new books, and peek at the construction behind the wall!

Current services and remodel drawings are available on the Davis Library renovation site: https://www.plano.gov/1971/Davis-Library-Renovation-Expansion

06/02/2021

Starting TODAY you can pick up our first Take It & Make It kit of the summer: Water Filtration! Filtration systems are important for helping clean larger particles out of water. In this activity, we'll take a look at what elements are involved in physical filtration and make our own. Kits are available one per family and while supplies last.

On Saturday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m., head to the Plano Library Learns blog for the full video, instructions, and continued learning: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/steam-connections/

We are getting the library ready for Summer Learning Kick-Off! From Wednesday, June 2 - Saturday, June 5 stop by any of ...
06/02/2021

We are getting the library ready for Summer Learning Kick-Off! From Wednesday, June 2 - Saturday, June 5 stop by any of our five locations to pick up your Summer Learning kit with reading logs, activity cards, bubbles, fans and so much more (while supplies last).

We will have some fun activities to do at the library, like Pluto the Penguin coloring sheets and a photo booth - be sure to use the #PPLSummerLearning hashtag when you post your photos!

We are getting the library ready for Summer Learning Kick-Off! From Wednesday, June 2 - Saturday, June 5 stop by any of our five locations to pick up your Summer Learning kit with reading logs, activity cards, bubbles, fans and so much more (while supplies last).

We will have some fun activities to do at the library, like Pluto the Penguin coloring sheets and a photo booth - be sure to use the #PPLSummerLearning hashtag when you post your photos!

06/01/2021

Dive Into 2021 Summer Learning: Kick off your summer learning goals with Plano Public Library Wednesday, June 2 through Saturday, June 5! Stop by any of the five library locations to learn about summer programs and pick up your bag of reading logs, activity cards, bubbles and more (while supplies last).

Head to our website for downloadable logs and activity cards: https://www.plano.gov/939/Summer-Learning

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Onli...
05/30/2021

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Online content is still available, so you can read eMagazines and newspapers, stream video, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Online content is still available, so you can read eMagazines and newspapers, stream video, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Picture books, or the Easy Collection, are available in vast quantities at all five libraries location (even Davis durin...
05/29/2021

Picture books, or the Easy Collection, are available in vast quantities at all five libraries location (even Davis during the remodel right now!) Besides the main collection, we also have New Easy displays for all new books coming in monthly! Do you have a favorite picture book?

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Onli...
05/28/2021

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Online content is still available, so you can read eMagazines and newspapers, stream video, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Reminder: the libraries and book drops are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 30 - Monday, May 31. Online content is still available, so you can read eMagazines and newspapers, stream video, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

What are you currenting reading? Leslie at Parr Library has a few on deck! #PlanoReads      *Image: staff with books**#r...
05/27/2021

What are you currenting reading? Leslie at Parr Library has a few on deck! #PlanoReads
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Coming soon: in-person programs! Beginning the week of June 7, PPL is bringing back in-person storytime and STEAM family...
05/26/2021

Coming soon: in-person programs!

Beginning the week of June 7, PPL is bringing back in-person storytime and STEAM family activities.

We are keeping Friday's virtual Preschool Storytime for anyone who wants to join from home, as well as many other virtual classes from staff and local partners.

You can see our schedule for all June programs on the planolibrary.org website: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Coming soon: in-person programs!

Beginning the week of June 7, PPL is bringing back in-person storytime and STEAM family activities.

We are keeping Friday's virtual Preschool Storytime for anyone who wants to join from home, as well as many other virtual classes from staff and local partners.

You can see our schedule for all June programs on the planolibrary.org website: https://www.plano.gov/1899/Events-Calendar

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 - we have the perfect series of classes for you! Family Place Playgroup is a...
05/25/2021

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 - we have the perfect series of classes for you! Family Place Playgroup is a five-week, virtual workshop where you can participate in a hands-on activity with your child, share songs and rhymes, and ask questions of local child development experts from our community. Playgroup meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Register online here: https://plano.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3vI-X-ruSSKtPxptc8IXQg

Learn more about Family Place Playgroups, with recaps from our spring session, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/early-learning/family-place-library/family-place-playgroups/

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 - we have the perfect series of classes for you! Family Place Playgroup is a five-week, virtual workshop where you can participate in a hands-on activity with your child, share songs and rhymes, and ask questions of local child development experts from our community. Playgroup meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Register online here: https://plano.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3vI-X-ruSSKtPxptc8IXQg

Learn more about Family Place Playgroups, with recaps from our spring session, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/early-learning/family-place-library/family-place-playgroups/

Our Teen Street Team-led book/movie/TV club meets again tomorrow, this time to discuss favorite science fiction! Check o...
05/24/2021

Our Teen Street Team-led book/movie/TV club meets again tomorrow, this time to discuss favorite science fiction! Check out their recommendations on the blog, and register to attend: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/21/reel-reading-science-fiction/

Reminder: Teen Street Team is looking for new members! The application is due June 1, and you can download it here: https://bit.ly/2021-2022TST

Our Teen Street Team-led book/movie/TV club meets again tomorrow, this time to discuss favorite science fiction! Check out their recommendations on the blog, and register to attend: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/21/reel-reading-science-fiction/

Reminder: Teen Street Team is looking for new members! The application is due June 1, and you can download it here: https://bit.ly/2021-2022TST

Our latest Selfie Book Talk (episode 16!) is up on the Plano Library Learns blog. Check out what some of our staff are r...
05/24/2021

Our latest Selfie Book Talk (episode 16!) is up on the Plano Library Learns blog. Check out what some of our staff are reading and add to your To Be Read pile: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/23/plano-reads-selfie-book-talk-episode-16/

Our latest Selfie Book Talk (episode 16!) is up on the Plano Library Learns blog. Check out what some of our staff are reading and add to your To Be Read pile: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/23/plano-reads-selfie-book-talk-episode-16/

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2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX
75075

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Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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Can we still get our taxes filed at libraries this year?
Your website is having connection problems. Could you tell me if the Plano libraries are open?
Just another average day at the library. Sharing a great title for Halloween. Wearing my Boo mask provided by Marie.
Finally. Seems a shame that Texas is willing to open restaurants, nail salons and malls to the hundreds who pass through each day, but not to public libraries where I am usually the only person in the stacks. Seems you'd want to encourage at home activities as opposed to going out and spreading the plague.
Thank you Plano Public Library - whoever has the job of taking ebook/audiobook recommendations is fantastic!
Do you still do Tuesday titles?
Are you guys going to close because of the coronavirus?
Plano Public Library is run by incompetents. I found four major mistakes with their computer system, and I'm not even an employee.
Something for your consideration!
This is a cool idea!
Hi Plano Library and Parents!! I wanted to let ya'll know about two fun art camps I have coming up for kids ages 7+ in Frisco. First, tomorrow from 1-3 is a watercolor workshop with lots of cool techniques and fun projects. $30 for two hours! Then from June 24-28 from 1-3 every day is a weeklong KIDS ART CAMP. $169 for the week, including all supplies and professional teaching. This is an awesome chance for the young artists in your life to have some one-on-one guidance, make friends, and create some lasting artistic memories!! If you're interested, please drop me a line at [email protected], DM me or feel free to call/text (518) 965-3751. https://alexsgardenstudio.com/collections/classes-and-workshops Thanks for your time! Alex
Lucy loved her first trip to the library today! Harrington Library