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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Our next Cook the Book is all about a good English Afternoon Tea! On Tuesday, January 19 at 1 p.m. we'll meet virtually ...
01/10/2021

Our next Cook the Book is all about a good English Afternoon Tea! On Tuesday, January 19 at 1 p.m. we'll meet virtually to discuss our favorite tea-time treats and recipes. See our blog to register and check out the list of books from our collection featuring tea and treats, with direct links to request the books: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/cook-the-book/

Family Place Playgroup at Harrington and Schimelpfenig libraries has been on hold since last March, and now we have made...
01/08/2021

Family Place Playgroup at Harrington and Schimelpfenig libraries has been on hold since last March, and now we have made it virtual! Learn more about the upcoming five-week session (starting January 27) on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/01/08/family-place-is-going-virtual/

Family Place Playgroup is a workshop series for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-3 to learn and play together. Join us online to spend time together with your child, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with child development specialists.

01/07/2021
Toddler Time with Ellen

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. Today we're talking about opposites!

01/07/2021
Toddler Time with Ellen

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. Today we're talking about opposites!

01/05/2021
Preschool Storytime with Melanie

During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about growing things and gardens!

For some fun activities to do with your preschooler, check out our Early Literacy in Action series on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/early-learning/early-literacy-in-action/

01/05/2021
Preschool Storytime with Melanie

During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about growing things and gardens!

For some fun activities to do with your preschooler, check out our Early Literacy in Action series on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/early-learning/early-literacy-in-action/

01/04/2021
Toddler Time with Erik

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. Today we're talking about dogs!

01/04/2021
Toddler Time with Erik

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. Today we're talking about dogs!

Are you making any New Year's resolutions? Some of our team at Davis Library have picked the perfect book to accompany t...
01/01/2021

Are you making any New Year's resolutions? Some of our team at Davis Library have picked the perfect book to accompany their resolutions; whether it's to learn how to garden, study American Sign Language or start running - the library has something for you!

Browse our catalog to find a book or movie to help you reach our goal: polaris.plano.gov

Tell us what you want to learn or goals you want to achieve in 2021 in the comments below!

Are you interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering or exploring a new hobby? Besides the books we have on hand (so...
12/31/2020

Are you interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering or exploring a new hobby? Besides the books we have on hand (so many!), and STEAM Kits with supplies to use to get started, we have online resources such as the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center and digital magazines to help you along, get ideas and inspiration! 🧶 Here are some handy links to get started, and be sure to have your library card handy:

Library catalog: polaris.plano.gov (try searching "knit*" for all knits, knitting, and knitter titles)

PressReader digital magazines (create a free account with your library card): http://www.pressreader.com/

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/05/27/getting-started-with-hobbies-and-crafts-reference-center/

12/31/2020

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. Today we're talking about feelings!

All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 (today!) for New Year’s. All libraries and b...
12/31/2020

All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 (today!) for New Year’s. All libraries and book drops will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at 10 a.m. Online resources and eLibrary will be available: planolibrary.org

With many of us sticking around home this past year, we hosted a series of Virtual Field Trips using Google Maps, from t...
12/30/2020

With many of us sticking around home this past year, we hosted a series of Virtual Field Trips using Google Maps, from the Grant Canyon to the British Museum to the Park and Palace of Pena. Grab a comfy seat and watch our "travel" videos, with instructions and book recommendations, on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/virtual-field-trip/

We've started a new series on the Plano Library Learns blog: Grab a Graphic Novel! In this series, we'll explore the var...
12/29/2020

We've started a new series on the Plano Library Learns blog: Grab a Graphic Novel! In this series, we'll explore the variety of graphic novels, comics and manga available from the library. Check out our first two posts here: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/grab-a-graphic-novel/

All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 for New Year’s. All libraries and book drops...
12/29/2020

All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 for New Year’s. All libraries and book drops will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at 10 a.m. Online resources and eLibrary will be available: planolibrary.org

As we moved our classes virtual this year, we also found a way to provide online art workshops from our Spotlight Art ar...
12/28/2020

As we moved our classes virtual this year, we also found a way to provide online art workshops from our Spotlight Art artists! These local artists put together projects for you to do at home, including gouache painting, stamp carving and journal making, Tanjore painting and more. Check out the recap on our blog with videos of each activity: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/12/28/virtual-spotlight-art-2020-recap/

Encompassing around half of the collection, our adult materials offer something for everyone - and we're here to tell yo...
12/27/2020

Encompassing around half of the collection, our adult materials offer something for everyone - and we're here to tell you about the different areas in this collection to help you find what you need! Check out the latest Collections Overview log post to learn about Adult World Language, genres in Fiction and more: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/12/23/collections-overview-adult-materials/

Over the past nine months, Plano Public Library has hosted more than 550 virtual workshops (reaching 14,500+ people!), i...
12/26/2020

Over the past nine months, Plano Public Library has hosted more than 550 virtual workshops (reaching 14,500+ people!), in addition to the many online services we already have. It can be overwhelming with the many ways you can learn something new from the library, so we’ve put something together for you: New Year, New You – Learning Paths.

Learn more about these Learning Paths on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/12/15/new-year-new-you-engage-with-plano-public-library/

12/23/2020
During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!

Check out our Early Literacy Tips on the blog, including our most recent: Encourage Imagination - Play Dress Up:
http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/early-literacy-tips/

During Rhyme Time we use repetitive rhymes and movement activities to give children ages 0-24 months a head start on early literacy skills. Let's get reading and rhyming!

Check out our Early Literacy Tips on the blog, including our most recent: Encourage Imagination - Play Dress Up: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/early-literacy-tips/

12/22/2020
On Exhibit: Shirley Lima - Nantucket Baskets

Local artist Shirley Lima was an employee of Plano Public Library for 21 years before retiring, and developing her Nantucket basket weaving skills at a Craft school in North Carolina. Lima has made 60+ Nantucket baskets, which are woven around a wood mold with reed and cane. Watch this interview to learn more about Lima's life and how to make Nantucket baskets.

These baskets are currently on exhibit at Haggard Library on the second floor.

For more information on exhibiting art work at the library, head to our website: http://bit.ly/PPLArt

All Plano Public Library locations and book drops close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, and reopen at 10 a.m. on Sa...
12/22/2020

All Plano Public Library locations and book drops close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, and reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 26. Be sure to swing by before (and after!) to pick up some books to read and movies to watch over the holidays.

12/22/2020
Preschool Storytime with Sharon

During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about breakfast! What's your favorite food to eat for breakfast?

Be sure to check out our New Year, New You Learning Path for Early Literacy, to learn about all the ways you can use Plano Public Library to boost your child's early literacy skills: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/12/15/new-year-new-you-engage-with-plano-public-library/

12/22/2020
Preschool Storytime with Sharon

During Preschool Storytime we read longer, more complex stories and include movement activities that reinforce early literacy skills for ages 3-5 years; but, of course, all ages are welcome. Today for Preschool Storytime we are talking all about breakfast! What's your favorite food to eat for breakfast?

Be sure to check out our New Year, New You Learning Path for Early Literacy, to learn about all the ways you can use Plano Public Library to boost your child's early literacy skills: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/12/15/new-year-new-you-engage-with-plano-public-library/

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2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX
75075

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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