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


The Library Book in the Library! Meet Susan Orlean

Plano Public Library welcomes best-selling author, The New Yorker staff writer, and national treasure Susan Orlean to Haggard Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Susan Orlean is known for her perceptive investigation and passionate voice in her non-fiction works, which include ground-breaking titles such as Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief.

Susan Orlean will discuss her new book The Library Book, which pivots on the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and expands into an interweaving narrative about the history of libraries, the role of contemporary libraries, and author's personal experiences with libraries. The event is free and includes a book signing afterwards with books available for purchase. Super-fans can meet and chat with the author at a ticketed reception sponsored by Friends of the Plano Library starting at 6 p.m. Ticket price includes a copy of The Library Book and front-row seating at the free event. Tickets to the reception are available for purchase on October 7th to Friends Members and October 14th for all!

The event is part of our Pop-Up Authors program. Please check Plano Public Library's website and social media for future events as they "pop-up"!

Outreach Van

#morethanbooks at 

Friends Book Sale 

August 3rd-5th!

Plano Public Library is hitting the road this summer with more than books! The new outreach van, #morethanbooks, increases library visibility to non-users and to underserved communities across Plano. The van was funded by Friends of the Plano Public Library.

This mobile unit takes Plano Library programs and services throughout the city:

  • Early literacy
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) kits
  • Robotics 
  • Career development
  • Senior programs
  • Bilingual backpacks
  • Art materials and more
See the van at the book sale in August!

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.


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

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

Book Sale- August 2019

No upcoming events

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

29 Sep 2018 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
06 Oct 2018 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
03 Nov 2018 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
10 Nov 2018 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
17 Nov 2018 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
01 Dec 2018 3:00 PM • Parr Library
15 Dec 2018 1:30 PM • Davis Library
15 Dec 2018 3:00 PM • Davis Library
29 Dec 2018 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library

See more library events, locations and hours at

Friends is funding:


Engage brochure printing

eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

eMagazines and eAudiobooks 

on RB digital




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