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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.

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Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time,...
12/04/2021

Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time, book reviews and the Digital Creation Spaces with a few library staff. Listen and check out the show notes on the blog, or wherever you listen to podcasts: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/01/plano-library-speaks-podcast-episode-3/

Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time, book reviews and the Digital Creation Spaces with a few library staff. Listen and check out the show notes on the blog, or wherever you listen to podcasts: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/01/plano-library-speaks-podcast-episode-3/

If you haven’t found the perfect gift during the latest sales, you might want to check out some “Green gifts”. We are no...
12/04/2021

If you haven’t found the perfect gift during the latest sales, you might want to check out some “Green gifts”. We are not just talking about the color of your gift, but how they are made and packaged. To learn more be sure to register for our latest class on the topic Live Green in Plano’s Green Gift Guide hosted by the Sustainability & Environmental Education Division on Zoom at 11 am on Wednesday, 12/8. Check out our latest blog post to register for this class and check out library resources for green gift making and giving: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/03/green-gifts-to-celebrate-the-season/

If you haven’t found the perfect gift during the latest sales, you might want to check out some “Green gifts”. We are not just talking about the color of your gift, but how they are made and packaged. To learn more be sure to register for our latest class on the topic Live Green in Plano’s Green Gift Guide hosted by the Sustainability & Environmental Education Division on Zoom at 11 am on Wednesday, 12/8. Check out our latest blog post to register for this class and check out library resources for green gift making and giving: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/03/green-gifts-to-celebrate-the-season/

12/03/2021

It's time for another extended lobby book sale at Plano Public Library!

The lobby book sale at Parr Library is expanding December 11-19 with thousands of used books available for all ages. Similar to how we did it in August:

- Sold by the bag only at $10/bag
- Cash and exact change only (only come in with a $20? Get two bags and fill them up!)
- No checks or credit cards

Sale will be open daily when the library is open. All proceeds go to Friends of the Plano Public Library to benefit our five Plano libraries.

Thanks in advance for your support!

REMINDER: Davis Library will close for construction beginning Saturday, December 4. Construction on the $5.3 million ren...
12/02/2021

REMINDER: Davis Library will close for construction beginning Saturday, December 4.

Construction on the $5.3 million renovation project began in April. Crews have now reached the heaviest and noisiest phase of construction. In order to keep patrons and staff safe, temporarily closing the library is the best option. Davis Library is expected to reopen in early spring 2022.

Closing the library will allow crews to work faster and safer, while keeping patrons and staff out of harm’s way. As a result, Davis Library is expected to reopen earlier. The project should also save money as a result.

No staff will be on site, so please borrow – and return – library materials at one of our other four library locations (Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig). The nearest library to Davis is Schimelpfenig, only 2.7 miles away. Donations should also be made at those locations (except for Harrington, because it's also under construction) because there will not be staff on site at Davis Library until it reopens.

Funded by a 2017 voter-approved bond referendum, the library is growing bigger and better with expanded space and services. New features include a children’s program room, new study rooms and additional meeting rooms. The Children’s area is doubling in size. These renovations also offered an opportunity to improve the landscaping.

Find more information on the renovation and expansion of Davis Library on the project's dedicated webpage: share.plano.gov/DavisLibrary

REMINDER: Davis Library will close for construction beginning Saturday, December 4.

Construction on the $5.3 million renovation project began in April. Crews have now reached the heaviest and noisiest phase of construction. In order to keep patrons and staff safe, temporarily closing the library is the best option. Davis Library is expected to reopen in early spring 2022.

Closing the library will allow crews to work faster and safer, while keeping patrons and staff out of harm’s way. As a result, Davis Library is expected to reopen earlier. The project should also save money as a result.

No staff will be on site, so please borrow – and return – library materials at one of our other four library locations (Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig). The nearest library to Davis is Schimelpfenig, only 2.7 miles away. Donations should also be made at those locations (except for Harrington, because it's also under construction) because there will not be staff on site at Davis Library until it reopens.

Funded by a 2017 voter-approved bond referendum, the library is growing bigger and better with expanded space and services. New features include a children’s program room, new study rooms and additional meeting rooms. The Children’s area is doubling in size. These renovations also offered an opportunity to improve the landscaping.

Find more information on the renovation and expansion of Davis Library on the project's dedicated webpage: share.plano.gov/DavisLibrary

Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time,...
12/02/2021

Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time, book reviews and the Digital Creation Spaces with a few library staff. Listen and check out the show notes on the blog, or wherever you listen to podcasts: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/01/plano-library-speaks-podcast-episode-3/

Our latest episode of Plano Library Speaks is out! In our third episode, you'll hear about vision casting, Toddler Time, book reviews and the Digital Creation Spaces with a few library staff. Listen and check out the show notes on the blog, or wherever you listen to podcasts: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/12/01/plano-library-speaks-podcast-episode-3/

Have you found a book in our collection with your name on it? And we don't mean that figuratively 😂 Library staff at Par...
12/01/2021

Have you found a book in our collection with your name on it? And we don't mean that figuratively 😂 Library staff at Parr Library had fun finding and posing with books with their names in the titles, from Brin to Phyllis to Leslie! Do you know a book title with your name in it? #PlanoReads

You’re never too little to learn! From babies to preschoolers, Plano Public Library offers a variety of early learning p...
11/30/2021

You’re never too little to learn! From babies to preschoolers, Plano Public Library offers a variety of early learning programs designed to help caregivers and children interact, learn and grow together. See what's coming up this December on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/26/december-early-learning-programs/

You’re never too little to learn! From babies to preschoolers, Plano Public Library offers a variety of early learning programs designed to help caregivers and children interact, learn and grow together. See what's coming up this December on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/26/december-early-learning-programs/

When students are out for holidays, we love to host plenty of family-friendly educational programs. This past week we ex...
11/27/2021

When students are out for holidays, we love to host plenty of family-friendly educational programs. This past week we explored weather wonders, origami, nursery rhymes and so much more. Be sure to check out our schedule for December, as the winter holidays are packed with programs for all ages: https://bit.ly/PPLEvents

11/26/2021

Perla is a Library Services Representative at Plano Public Library, working at Harrington Library. Check out our interview with Perla to learn more about what she does at the library, and her favorite way to help the community: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/get-to-know-ppl/

Happy Thanksgiving from Plano Public Library! All of our locations and returns are closed until Saturday, November 27 at...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from Plano Public Library! All of our locations and returns are closed until Saturday, November 27 at 10am, but browse our eLibrary from home for a plethora of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, magazines and newspapers: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Happy Thanksgiving from Plano Public Library! All of our locations and returns are closed until Saturday, November 27 at 10am, but browse our eLibrary from home for a plethora of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, magazines and newspapers: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

For our final "The Write Workshop" session, library staff will present on the topic of Finishing the Arc. A character’s ...
11/24/2021

For our final "The Write Workshop" session, library staff will present on the topic of Finishing the Arc. A character’s story arc doesn’t necessarily begin and end with their birth and desk; but if that’s the case, then where does their story end? Learn about how to bring an arc to a satisfactory conclusion on Saturday, November 27 at 10am at Schimelpfenig Library.

Learn more about this upcoming workshop, and reading recommendations, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/23/plano-writes-the-final-draft/

For our final "The Write Workshop" session, library staff will present on the topic of Finishing the Arc. A character’s story arc doesn’t necessarily begin and end with their birth and desk; but if that’s the case, then where does their story end? Learn about how to bring an arc to a satisfactory conclusion on Saturday, November 27 at 10am at Schimelpfenig Library.

Learn more about this upcoming workshop, and reading recommendations, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/23/plano-writes-the-final-draft/

Still trying to think of a side dish to bring to Thanksgiving? Browse the latest cooking and baking eMagazines using you...
11/23/2021

Still trying to think of a side dish to bring to Thanksgiving? Browse the latest cooking and baking eMagazines using your Plano Public Library card! There are over 200 eMagazines in the cooking and food section alone, and from around the globe, so there is sure to be something that catches your eye: https://libbyapp.com/library/plano/generated-1165649/page-1

To learn how to view this on your phone or tablet, check out our "Something About Libby: eMagazines" post on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/24/something-about-libby-emagazines/

Still trying to think of a side dish to bring to Thanksgiving? Browse the latest cooking and baking eMagazines using your Plano Public Library card! There are over 200 eMagazines in the cooking and food section alone, and from around the globe, so there is sure to be something that catches your eye: https://libbyapp.com/library/plano/generated-1165649/page-1

To learn how to view this on your phone or tablet, check out our "Something About Libby: eMagazines" post on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/05/24/something-about-libby-emagazines/

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns r...
11/23/2021

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

Our eLibrary is always open. Download a new book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper or stream videos - all free with your library card: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

Our eLibrary is always open. Download a new book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper or stream videos - all free with your library card: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Have you explored a Sensory Backpack? These kits have hands-on activities for children with autism & sensory disorders, ...
11/21/2021

Have you explored a Sensory Backpack? These kits have hands-on activities for children with autism & sensory disorders, along with books to read, following a specific topic. Themes include: light, touch, manners, anger, conversation, taste, anxiety and mindfulness.
1. Go to the catalog on your browser or Plano Library app
2. Search "sensory backpack"
3. Browse our collection, see which kits are available, and place holds to reserve

Have you explored a Sensory Backpack? These kits have hands-on activities for children with autism & sensory disorders, along with books to read, following a specific topic. Themes include: light, touch, manners, anger, conversation, taste, anxiety and mindfulness.
1. Go to the catalog on your browser or Plano Library app
2. Search "sensory backpack"
3. Browse our collection, see which kits are available, and place holds to reserve

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns r...
11/20/2021

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

Our eLibrary is always open. Download a new book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper or stream videos - all free with your library card: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

Reminder: All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

Our eLibrary is always open. Download a new book, audiobook, magazine, newspaper or stream videos - all free with your library card: https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

In the latest "Have You Heard?" series on the blog, we've put together a small selection of audiobook recommendations fr...
11/20/2021

In the latest "Have You Heard?" series on the blog, we've put together a small selection of audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library featuring various points in history. This list includes books for a variety of ages. Check out the post, with direct links to physical and digital copies, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/audiobooks/

Which historical audiobooks would you add to this list?

In the latest "Have You Heard?" series on the blog, we've put together a small selection of audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library featuring various points in history. This list includes books for a variety of ages. Check out the post, with direct links to physical and digital copies, on the blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/audiobooks/

Which historical audiobooks would you add to this list?

11/19/2021

Learn the origins and history of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and put your skills into action at Origami Hour, an all ages program at Schimelpfenig Library on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for this event will be available 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Learn the origins and history of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and put your skills into action at Origami Hour, an all-ages program at Schimelpfenig Library on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Starting Nov. 19, items at Davis Library will not appear in the catalog (in preparation for the upcoming building closur...
11/18/2021

Starting Nov. 19, items at Davis Library will not appear in the catalog (in preparation for the upcoming building closure Dec. 4). Please designate one of the other four libraries as a pick up location when placing holds. Find Davis Library Renovation information here ( https://www.plano.gov/1971/Davis-Library-Renovation-Expansion )

Starting Nov. 19, items at Davis Library will not appear in the catalog (in preparation for the upcoming building closure Dec. 4). Please designate one of the other four libraries as a pick up location when placing holds. Find Davis Library Renovation information here ( https://www.plano.gov/1971/Davis-Library-Renovation-Expansion )

If you're hanging out around Plano next week, there is plenty going on when the library is open! From storytime to 3D pr...
11/17/2021

If you're hanging out around Plano next week, there is plenty going on when the library is open! From storytime to 3D printing to money management classes, we have you covered. Take a look on the blog for details: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/19/thanksgiving-week-programs/

All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

If you're hanging out around Plano next week, there is plenty going on when the library is open! From storytime to 3D printing to money management classes, we have you covered. Take a look on the blog for details: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2021/11/19/thanksgiving-week-programs/

All libraries and returns are closed from Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. Libraries and returns reopen on Saturday, November 27 at 10am.

Davis Library will be closed for construction as of Saturday, December 4. Construction on the $5.3 million renovation pr...
11/16/2021

Davis Library will be closed for construction as of Saturday, December 4.

Construction on the $5.3 million renovation project began in April. Crews have now reached the heaviest and noisiest phase of construction. In order to keep patrons and staff safe, temporarily closing the library is the best option. Davis Library is expected to reopen in early spring 2022.

Closing the library will allow crews to work faster and safer, while keeping patrons and staff out of harm’s way. As a result, Davis Library is expected to reopen earlier. The project should also save money as a result.

No staff will be on site, so please borrow – and return – library materials at one of our other four library locations (Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig). The nearest library to Davis is Schimelpfenig, only 2.7 miles away. Donations should also be made at those locations (except for Harrington, because it's also under construction) because there will not be staff on site at Davis Library until it reopens.

Funded by a 2017 voter-approved bond referendum, the library is growing bigger and better with expanded space and services. New features include a children’s program room, new study rooms and additional meeting rooms. The Children’s area is doubling in size. These renovations also offered an opportunity to improve the landscaping.

Find more information on the renovation and expansion of Davis Library on the project's dedicated webpage: share.plano.gov/DavisLibrary

Davis Library will be closed for construction as of Saturday, December 4.

Construction on the $5.3 million renovation project began in April. Crews have now reached the heaviest and noisiest phase of construction. In order to keep patrons and staff safe, temporarily closing the library is the best option. Davis Library is expected to reopen in early spring 2022.

Closing the library will allow crews to work faster and safer, while keeping patrons and staff out of harm’s way. As a result, Davis Library is expected to reopen earlier. The project should also save money as a result.

No staff will be on site, so please borrow – and return – library materials at one of our other four library locations (Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig). The nearest library to Davis is Schimelpfenig, only 2.7 miles away. Donations should also be made at those locations (except for Harrington, because it's also under construction) because there will not be staff on site at Davis Library until it reopens.

Funded by a 2017 voter-approved bond referendum, the library is growing bigger and better with expanded space and services. New features include a children’s program room, new study rooms and additional meeting rooms. The Children’s area is doubling in size. These renovations also offered an opportunity to improve the landscaping.

Find more information on the renovation and expansion of Davis Library on the project's dedicated webpage: share.plano.gov/DavisLibrary

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Today we're grateful for our fantastic Plano Public Library. They never fail to inspire all ages, from providing excellent books and research help to planning programming and classes. Thank you, PPL for all you do. 📚
It's National STEM/STEAM Day! Countries that place an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics are the countries where innovation happens. You and your child can explore a variety of education programs in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics at our recreation centers at the Plano Public Library by visiting our pages at plano.gov 🎨⚗️ From art and music classes to robotics, coding, and more, there's something for everyone!
Join Plano Public Library Librarian, Andrea, as she tells us all about early learning and family programs, as well as econtent and some updates on other Library services here in Plano!
Welcome to #LibrariesTransformTX week! We've got a brand new podcast episode in honor of this week. Jennifer Logsdon, library director of Hood County Library, TX, interviews Tammy Korns, Outreach and Engagement Manager for the Plano Public Library, about Plano PL's innovative community outreach, which includes provide one-on-one tech training to seniors, Brain Injury Network of Dallas club members, and ESL students. Check it out! https://anchor.fm/texas-library-association/episodes/Plano-Public-Library-community-outreach-for-LibrariesTransformTX-week-e185m07
Day 3 of Community Helpers week Plano Public Library came to visit! A big THANK YOU to Ms. Andrea who spoke to the children about what a librarian does, what we can do in a library and read to our students! Infant 2 all the way up to Upper Primary, they loved it!
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Don’t miss the last weekend of the Book Sale at Haggard Library! This Saturday and Sunday (8/28-8/29) there will be a Buy One Get One sale: $10 will get you two bags to fill with books instead of one! There is all different types of books for you to discover! - Cash and exact change only - Hours: Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 4:30 pm - More details: plano.gov/998/HaggardLibrary Plano Public Library
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Friday's FUN on the FARM returns in September!!! We are so excited to welcome our preschoolers back to the farm. Check out our event listings on our website for details and to make your reservations. https://www.heritagefarmstead.org/events/ #preschoolactivities #funonthefarm #momandme Plano Moms City of Plano, Texas Government Visit Plano Plano Public Library Plano Parks & Recreation Plano Arts & Events
We just moved back to Texas in July. We had stored our household items in storage while out of state. Well, it's been 10-years so we have been donating things to charity since we have accumulated so much extra. We have eight boxes of books we'd like to donate. My wife is an elementary school teacher so there are lots of children's books, but it's a mixture. Can we drop these off to donate them? We're living in Murphy, where's the best place to drop them off?
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