Book Sale total over $44,000!
The 32nd annual book sale in August generated more than $44,000 in sales to support the five Plano libraries. Shoppers trolled the tables for treasures on Friday night, hefted handfuls of hot sellers on Saturday, and bought books by the bag on Sunday - all to benefit our libraries!
A big thank you to partners Market Street Supermarket, On Target Marketing, Plano Sunrise Rotary, Signature Towing, Boys & Girls Club, Plano Event Center, the City of Plano, and Volunteers in Plano!
Community support makes the book sale successful; and ensures that Friends can provide funding for innovative materials and programs at the libraries. If you haven't checked out a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) kit at the library, you should; experiment at home with your children and learn something new!
Mark your calendar for next year's sale scheduled for August 5-7, 2016.
Watch the videos of Friends funded programs!
Medical Center of Plano recently donated $5,000 to Friends. Funds will be used to purchase additional science kits for more STEM learning at the Plano libraries!
More than 20 different science kits are available to check out at Haggard Library. 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 more!
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Friends' donation to the library increased from $110,000 in 2013 to $110,050 in 2014 - what a gift to the Plano community!
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.
See more library events, locations and hours at www.planolibrary.org
Did you know Friends' is currently helping to fund these great library services?
eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive
eMagazines on Zinio
Science Kits - checkout at Haggard
ESL classes - offered at Harrington