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.

Operating as usual

09/02/2020
Rhyme Time with Andrea

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!

09/02/2020
Plano Magazine

Check out our Top 5 Things to Do with Plano Public Library we put together for Plano Magazine!

Among the top five free things to do this month with your (digital) Plano Public Library: Travel the world without leaving home, learn to take the perfect headshot, and get help with virtual learning.
https://bit.ly/3lC1iQV

09/01/2020
How to Apply for a Plano Public Library Card (2020)

Happy National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Whether it is for you, a family member or a friend, getting a library card in Plano is easy:

1) Head to our website: www.plano.gov/2500/Get-a-Library-Card-Borrowing and click "Register"
2) Fill out the form
3) Wait for a Plano Public Library staff person to reach out to give you your library card information

Tag a friend in the comment to share the wealth of resources you have access to with a library card!

09/01/2020
Preschool Storytime with Jaime

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 cake!

08/31/2020
Toddler Time with Lara

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

At our Connecting Seniors series, attendees share all sorts of things! This social group gets together (now, virtually) ...
08/30/2020

At our Connecting Seniors series, attendees share all sorts of things! This social group gets together (now, virtually) to share experiences and stories, explore hobbies, and exercise their brains with puzzles and trivia. Connecting Seniors meets every other Thursday at 1 p.m., and each session centers around a theme. Register to join by computer or phone (this registers you for all upcoming sessions): https://plano.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZXSAlcEnR7WfEMkBfa-Lmw

Here are the topics for the next few sessions:
September 3: School Days
September 17: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
October 1: Let's Play "Name That Tune!"
October 15: Falling Into Fall... Finally

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration link...
08/30/2020

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration links and other City department events: https://www.plano.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=85

Mixed up in math? Science got you stumped? Not feeling right about writing? Just need a hand with your schoolwork? Your ...
08/29/2020
Getting started with Tutor.com – Plano Library Learns

Mixed up in math? Science got you stumped? Not feeling right about writing? Just need a hand with your schoolwork? Your Plano Public Library card and Tutor .com can help!

With your library card, you have access to a full suite of virtual resources for student success. Get live, online tutoring daily between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., or access a variety of useful learning resources at any time. It’s all free!

Check out the Plano Library Learns blog to learn more about this service, how to access it, and what resources are available: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/04/07/getting-started-with-tutor-com/

College Resources Database News Technology  Getting started with Tutor.com April 7, 2020July 28, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Database, Getting Started, homework help, Technology, Test Prep, Tutor.com Mixed up in math? Science got you stumped? Not feeling right about writing? Just need a hand w...

In case you missed our "Make a Mandala" program, we have put together a recap with the recording and additional resource...
08/28/2020
Plano Learns: Make a Mandala – Plano Library Learns

In case you missed our "Make a Mandala" program, we have put together a recap with the recording and additional resources on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/08/26/plano-learns-make-a-mandala/

Connecting Families STEAM  Plano Learns: Make a Mandala August 26, 2020August 25, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Art, library programs, mandalas, Virtual Programming Learn about the cultural history of mandalas and create your own using radial symmetry. On August 21, 2020 we hosted Make a Mandala, ...

08/28/2020
Preschool Storytime with Chloe

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 guessing and surprises!

08/27/2020
Toddler Time with Cherie

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

What have you checked out lately which you would recommend? In July, over 252,000 items were checked out from the librar...
08/26/2020

What have you checked out lately which you would recommend? In July, over 252,000 items were checked out from the library, including 68,145 in eBooks and eAudiobooks!

Reminder, porch-side hold pick-ups are available for physical library resources. You can learn about how to place and pickup holds on the Plano Library Learns blog (with video!): https://bit.ly/HowToPlaceHolds

Our eLibrary is always open, with digital books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and video streaming: http://bit.ly/eBooksAndMore

08/26/2020
Rhyme Time with Sharon

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!

After a brief hiatus, we have a new Selfie Book Talk! #9 coming at you with mysteries, juvenile fiction, true crime and ...
08/25/2020
Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 9 – Plano Library Learns

After a brief hiatus, we have a new Selfie Book Talk! #9 coming at you with mysteries, juvenile fiction, true crime and more on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/08/25/plano-reads-book-selfies-episode-9/

Book Clubs  Plano Reads: Book Selfies, Episode 9 August 25, 2020August 25, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Book Selfies, Plano Reads The libraries may be closed, but our love of reading and recommending never ends! Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending our latest favorite reads, ...

08/25/2020
STEAM Connections: Power of Prisms

The refraction and reflection of light helps form the color spectrum we see in rainbows. Did you know we don’t have to wait until after it rains to see a rainbow? Let’s create our own!

Download our handout with sorting chart and reading recommendations: https://bit.ly/2U2IZbU

08/25/2020
Preschool Storytime with Emery

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 boxes! What can you do with a box?

Local artists continue to exhibit their paintings, sketches and sculpture while libraries are closed. We've turned these...
08/24/2020
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Local artists continue to exhibit their paintings, sketches and sculpture while libraries are closed. We've turned these exhibits virtual for all to see on our "On Exhibit" YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/PPLOnExhibit

Be sure to subscribe to our channel for almost-daily updates!

08/24/2020
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. And today we're talking about opposites!

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration link...
08/23/2020

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration links and other City department events: https://www.plano.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=85

Exposure to a second language at a young age considerably improves a child's early literacy development. With a combinat...
08/22/2020

Exposure to a second language at a young age considerably improves a child's early literacy development. With a combination of language and cultural/historical books, flash cards, DVDs and games, Bilingual Backpacks from Plano Public Library help English-speaking children learn a new language and support ESL children with their English skills.

See our catalog of Bilingual Backpacks for easy requesting here: http://bit.ly/PPLBackpack

08/22/2020
#MoreThanBooks with Plano Public Library

Whether you are looking for our latest video uploads, previous workshops we've hosted on Zoom, inside look on using STEAM Kits, or tips to boost your child's literacy skills, the Plano Public Library YouTube channel is a great place to start. Subscribe for daily updates: youtube.com/c/PlanoPublicLibrary

08/21/2020

Vamanos to Mexico City to find the famous Stone of the Sun at the National Museum of Anthropology!

To follow along on this Virtual Field Trip, you will need a computer, Internet and use Google Maps - Street View.

Step-by-step instructions, additional activities and library resources for this Virtual Field Trip are available on the Plano Library Learns blog: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/virtual-field-trip/

08/21/2020
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 zoo animals!

Not sure what to read next? Our "What Are You Reading Now?" Book Club is made up of some avid readers, and you can see t...
08/20/2020
What Are You Reading Now? – Plano Library Learns

Not sure what to read next? Our "What Are You Reading Now?" Book Club is made up of some avid readers, and you can see their reading lists on the Plano Library Learns blog. Each blog post has the current reading list, along with links to access the book (or eBook, or audiobook, etc.) in the Plano Public Library collection: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/tag/what-are-you-reading-now/

Book Clubs  What Are You Reading Now? Recap, Episode 18 August 13, 2020August 13, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Book Club, Plano Reads, What Are You Reading Now? Our monthly book club has moved to the virtual world while the library is closed! Check out what we’re all Read more

Whether you want to explore audiobooks or pre-loaded learning tablets, we have a Playaway device for you! See our blog t...
08/19/2020
Types of Playaway at the Library – Plano Library Learns

Whether you want to explore audiobooks or pre-loaded learning tablets, we have a Playaway device for you! See our blog to discover the five types of Playaway devices available from Plano Public Library and direct links to the collection for easy requesting: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/08/19/playaway-at-the-library/

Library 101 Technology  Types of Playaway at the Library August 19, 2020August 19, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Audiobooks, Launchpad, Library 101, Playaway Playaway makes reading and learning fun and easy through a variety of devices, available at the library. Playaway Audiobooks Playaway audiob...

08/19/2020
Rhyme Time with Britnee

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!

For those who use RBdigital for eAudiobooks: all eAudiobooks have moved to our Overdrive collection so all digital audio...
08/18/2020
eBooks & More | Plano, TX

For those who use RBdigital for eAudiobooks: all eAudiobooks have moved to our Overdrive collection so all digital audiobooks are in one place. You can view the entire eBook and eAudiobook collection online (plano.overdrive.com), or through the Overdrive or Libby apps.

If you currently have a book checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption. Already enjoying the Libby app? There will be no change, other than having more great titles available for you to borrow!

Digital magazines, Great Courses and newspapers through Pressreader are still available through RBdigital: http://bit.ly/eBooksAndMore

Digital and audio content available 24/7

08/18/2020
STEAM Connections: Fingerprinting

Have you notice when you touch something, it leaves a mark? Especially on a shiny surface, like a phone screen or tablet device? Or when you use tape? This is a fingerprint! Each print is unique, not even identical twins share the same fingerprints.

In this activity we are exploring fingerprints, and with a balloon with ink we'll magnify our prints.

Download our handout with sorting chart and reading recommendations: https://bit.ly/2U2IZbU

08/18/2020
Preschool Storytime with Stefanie

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 pets! Do you have a pet? Share a photo in the comments!

08/17/2020
Toddler Time with Maggie

During Toddler Time we use simple, short stories and movement activities to reinforce early literacy skills for ages 18-36 months. And today we're going under water!

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration link...
08/16/2020
Plano, TX

Another week of virtual programs and workshops with Plano Public Library! See our website calendar for registration links and other City department events: https://www.plano.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=85

Join Plano Public Library on Facebook for Preschool Storytime. Stories and movement activities to inspire a child’s curiosity and reinforce early literacy skills.

What cooking trends have you tried? We're exploring our favorites at the next Cook the Book on 8/18 at 1 p.m., so we've ...
08/15/2020
Cook the Book: Latest Cooking Trends – Plano Library Learns

What cooking trends have you tried? We're exploring our favorites at the next Cook the Book on 8/18 at 1 p.m., so we've put together a list of books in our collection on pressure cooking, bread baking, air frying and more. Be sure to use the link in the blog post to register for this virtual foodie meetup: http://www.planolibrarylearns.org/2020/08/14/cook-the-book-latest-cooking-trends/

Book Clubs  Cook the Book: Latest Cooking Trends August 14, 2020August 14, 2020 Plano Library 0 Comments Book Club, Cook the Book, Plano Reads For our August Cook the Book (virtual) meet-up, we’re discussing our fave trends in cooking. Cook the Book is our monthly foodie-literary meet up, and is ...

08/14/2020
Summer Learning Update - 8/13/2020

This year for Summer Learning we went virtual: reading milestones with digital certificates; weekly challanges to explore, share, create and learn; Take It & Make It activities, and so much more. We appreciate all of your participation: this summer you all recorded reading 74,400 minutes!

Of course, your learning journey need not end just because our program is complete. Be sure to check our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to get (daily) updates with virtual programs, available library services and reading recommendations.

08/14/2020
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 hats!

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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 alexsgardenstu[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
Happy 18th Anniversary to Parr Library!
We checked out the Adult Calligraphy STEAM Kit today. My kids are having a blast, and plan to buy their own set of pens. Thanks!