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! 

 

 

Friends donate a significant amount each year to benefit the Plano community - what a gift!

Friends President Scott Johnson presents the 2013 check for $110,000 to Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and the City of Plano.

 

 


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

15 May 2014 • Ongoing registration online - Friends #84127
15 May 2014 • Year-round shopping everything $3 or less!
25 Jun 2014 • Ongoing online

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

13 Sep 2014 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
18 Oct 2014 3:00 PM • Parr Library
29 Nov 2014 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
22 Dec 2014 3:00 PM • Davis Library
27 Dec 2014 3:00 PM • Davis Library
29 Dec 2014 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
02 Jan 2015 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
03 Jan 2015 3:00 PM • Davis 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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