Summer Reading is sponsored by Friends!
Summer Reading is for all ages! Sign up online or at the library starting June 1 and set your own reading goal. Your completion online (with your Plano library card) automatically enters you into the drawing for a Kindle Fire! And kids and teens also get a free book when they reach their goal!
18st AIRSpace at Harrington Library kicks off with funding from Friends!
The new Artist in Residence Space is a place to discover, learn, and create! Engage with artists as they work in the space; spark your creativity and make something wonderful at a workshop; or go free-form with make & take materials! Artists will rotate monthly and dates/times in residence are featured on the library website. Workshops are offered twice a month on a first-come, first-served basis. Make & Take projects are available to create based on the artistic style of the current artist in residence.
Initial funding was provided by Friends with the hope that it would inspire additional community support and extend the downtown Plano arts scene all the way to Harrington Library!
Our community can ENGAGE with the libraries with funding support from Friends!
Pick up a copy of the summer brochure (or view online) to see the hundreds of programs for all ages at the five Plano libraries!
STEAMing ahead at the libraries thanks to Friends!
Promoting innovative literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) initiatives include programs for all ages, online resources, and kits on more than 50 different topics that can be checked out and experimented with at home. Friends funding has provided LEGO EV3 robots, littleBits, Makey Makeys, Cubelets, Bee-Bots, Finch robots, and much more.
Watch the videos of Friends funded programs!
Thanks to Medical Center of Plano for their $5,000 donation to Friends. Funds will be used to purchase additional science kits for more STEAM learning at the Plano libraries!
Dozens of STEAM kits are available to check out - look for Bone Detective, Bridge Building, DNA, Heart (shown here), Human Xray, Magnets, Mapping, Microscope Activity, Optics, Snap Circuits, Solar Power, Straw Rocket Launcher, Take Apart Torso, and many more!
Friends' donation to the library increased from $110,050 in 2014 to $111,000 in 2015 - what a gift to the Plano community!
Mayor Harry LaRosiliere holds the check for $111,000, presented by the Friends board of directors.
Do you love the Plano libraries? Join Friends and put your enthusiasm to work as a board member. Help us support our award-winning community resource - libraries! Contact Board President Scott Johnson for more information.