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


Book Sale total over $44,000!

The 32nd annual book sale in August generated more than $44,000 in sales to support the five Plano libraries. Shoppers trolled the tables for treasures on Friday night, hefted handfuls of hot sellers on Saturday, and bought books by the bag on Sunday - all to benefit our libraries!

A big thank you to partners Market Street Supermarket, On Target Marketing, Plano Sunrise Rotary, Signature Towing, Boys & Girls Club, Plano Event Center, the City of Plano, and Volunteers in Plano!

Community support makes the book sale successful; and ensures that Friends can provide funding for innovative materials and programs at the libraries. If you haven't checked out a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) kit at the library, you should; experiment at home with your children and learn something new!

Mark your calendar for next year's sale scheduled for August 5-7, 2016.

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 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


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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