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

 

Thank you to those who supported the Plano libraries by shopping at the 31st Annual Book Sale!

With help from volunteer partners Market Street, On-Target!, and many, many individual volunteers, almost 100,000 books were set up and ready for the line of shoppers on Friday night. Continued crowds on Saturday and Sunday (when $10/bag frenzy kicked in) resulted in Book Sale 2014more than $40,000 in sales - which will help fund great things at the five Plano libraries like robotics, science kits, eBooks, eMagazines, family programs, summer events and much more!

 

Special thanks to our partner Plano Sunrise Rotary, who packed up the leftover books and arranged for shipment to southern Africa as part of the Rotary Books for the World project. 

 

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

32nd Annual Book Sale!

07 Aug 2015 • Plano Centre

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

09 May 2015 3:00 PM • Davis Library
23 May 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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