Supporting Plano Libraries Since 1965

                                

Friends of the Plano Public Library is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the libraries in Plano, Texas 


The lobby book sale at Haggard Library is expanding August 21-29 with thousands of used books available for all ages! Sold by the bag only at $10/bag, CASH ONLY, exact change, no checks or credit cards

Sale will be open daily when the library is open: M-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm (last bag sold 30 minutes prior to close)

Free entry. No rolling carts or wagons 

All proceeds go to Friends of the Plano Public Library to benefit our five Plano libraries.



2021 BOOK SALE CANCELLED – SHOP THE LIBRARY LOBBIES INSTEAD

The 2021 Friends of the Plano Public Library book sale at the Plano Event Center has been cancelled. Alternate purchasing opportunities are available in the library lobbies year-round. Please show your support by visiting any of the five libraries (Davis, Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig) to shop. We thank you for your support! 

The annual sale, which was scheduled for the last weekend of July, represents the largest fundraiser for the volunteer organization, providing a significant portion of the up to $150,000 the Friends contribute each year for Plano Public Library programs, acquisitions, professional staff development and outreach activities. Since the group’s founding, the Friends’ contributions have totaled more than $2 million to the Plano Library. Proceeds from the 2019 sale enabled the Friends organization to contribute $127,000 to 2020 programs. As the largest such sale in the suburban Dallas area, the Book Sale in Plano has drawn hundreds of book lovers, teachers and used book resellers from throughout north Texas to the Plano Event Center each year.

One of the most visible signs of the Friends’ contributions is the #morethanbooks Library Outreach Van, paid for by money raised by the Friends in 2018. The popular blue van is a fixture at festivals and other gatherings in Plano. Other contributions have included the popular STEAM kits that were initially funded by the Friends.  Most recently, the Friends funded a pilot of the Library’s e-newspapers program, providing greater access to news from around the country for patrons of the Plano Public Library.

Friends accepts (and encourages!) donations of  gently used books and DVDs year round, accepted at all five libraries. 

Please check the Friends website periodically for information of future sales. 


Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

Easy ways to support Friends

01 Oct 2021 • Ongoing registration online - Friends #IV088
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See more library events, locations and hours at

planolibrary.org

Friends funded:

OUTREACH VEHICLE 


Engage brochure printing


eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

digital Newspapers & Magazines on PressReader


STEAM Kits

 

 

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