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Friends of the Plano Public Library is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the libraries in Plano, Texas

 


Pop-Up Authors! 

Jennifer Egan


Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan will talk about her new book Manhattan Beach on June 11 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 Manhattan Beach and front row seating at the free event following the reception. Ticket sales to the general public open on May 11. Friends members can purchase tickets starting on May 4!

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


Bookmark Contest Art Celebration!


Celebrate the creativity of our local bookmark artists. See bookmarks and other artwork on display, tour the 18 st AIR (artist-in-residence) Space, and see Junanne Peck the artist in residence at work. Get creative at different art stations, and participate in a group art project at Harrington Library on April 12th from 6:30-8pm. The bookmark winners ceremony will be at 7pm.


Friends donates $150,000 to library!

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


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. 

 

Book Sale- August 3, 4, & 5 2018

03 Aug 2018 5:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
03 Aug 2018 6:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
04 Aug 2018 10:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
05 Aug 2018 11:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway

Easy ways to support Friends

26 Feb 2018 • Ongoing registration online - Friends #84127
26 Feb 2018 • Ongoing online

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

11 Jun 2018 6:00 PM • Haggard Library

See more library events, locations and hours at

planolibrary.org

Friends is funding:

COMING SOON:

OUTREACH VEHICLE!


Engage brochure printing

eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

eMagazines and eAudiobooks 

on RB digital


STEAM Kits

 

 

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