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


Pop Up Authors! 

C.J. Box

Best-selling author C.J. Box will talk about his new bookThe Disappeared on April 3 at Haggard Library! Free author visit and book signing at 7 pm with books available for purchase.

Super-fans can meet the author at a ticketed reception at 6 pm. Tickets include a hard copy of The Disappeared and front row seating at the free event following the reception. Ticket sales to the general public open on March 3. Friends members can purchase tickets starting on February 24!

Join Friends today for exclusive early access to this author and other author events!

Friends donates $150,000 to library!

Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Director of Libraries Libby Holtmann receiving check from the Friends of Plano Library board. 

Bookmark contest open!

Get creative this January and submit a drawing for the Friends of Plano Public Library's bookmark contest. Winners will be announced in March and there will be a reception open to all at Harrington Library on April 12. Stop by any library and pick up an entry form or print one off here

Our community can ENGAGE with the libraries with funding support from Friends!

Pick up a copy of the spring brochure (or view online) to see the hundreds of programs for all ages at the five Plano libraries!


Look for our new Art STEAM kits, available for check out at any library!

Made possible with funding from 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.

Thanks for a 

banner year!

The 34th annual Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale was a big success! We raised nearly $60,000 which supports family and education programs, as well as additional materials like eBooks and science kits, at the Plano libraries.  That’s our biggest tally since 2005. Thanks to our army of volunteers, our new Friends members, and to everyone who came out for the 2017 sale. Shoppers went home with stacks of 'new' treasures, and the Plano libraries are benefiting! 


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. 


Easy ways to support Friends

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

24 Feb 2018 • Davis Library

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Friends is funding:



Engage brochure printing

eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

eMagazines and eAudiobooks 

on RB digital




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