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

 

Did you know that Friends members get 10% off all book sale purchases and get in an hour early to shop? Join now to save money and be first in the door!

The 32nd annual Book Sale is coming up August 7-9, 2015 at Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway. The sale is a great place to shop for bargains, with almost 100,000 items priced at $2 or less!

New at the sale this year are audio books which, along with DVDs and CDs, are only $2. Books for all ages are priced from .25 cents to $2, and you can shop knowing that the proceeds directly support our community at the five Plano libraries.

To find those hidden treasures, shop Friday night starting at 6:00 p.m. or join Friends and get in an hour early. Saturday offers time to browse and Sunday will feature great bargains with everything priced at $10/bag.

Last year's sale helped fund new STEAM kits including Finch robots and MaKeyMaKeys, family science programs, summer events, eBooks, eMagazines and more.


Funding in Action!

Watch the videos of Friends funded programs!

The Bubble Lady

Drum Circles

Llama, Llama

Rockin' Robotics

                                         

Donor Spotlight

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, BridgeHeart science kit 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!

Mayor Harry LaRosiliere cuts the ribbon revealing a donation of $110,050, 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. 

 

Easy ways to support Friends

01 Jan 2015 • Ongoing registration online - Friends #84127
01 Jan 2015 • Year-round shopping everything $3 or less!
01 Jan 2015 • Ongoing online

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

19 Sep 2015 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
26 Sep 2015 3:00 PM • Davis Library
10 Oct 2015 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
24 Oct 2015 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
14 Nov 2015 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
19 Dec 2015 3:00 PM • Parr Library
22 Dec 2015 1:00 PM • Davis Library
23 Dec 2015 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library

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

 

 

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