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

 

 

NEW DATES & TIMES

Friends of Plano Library Book sale- July 25th-27th


Sign up for Friends today and get early access into the book sale starting Thursday July 25 at 4pm! Also receive 10% offs your entire purchase. 

 

Summer 2019 Programs

This summer be a space explorer at the library and learn more about our galaxy. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing by making a UFO, exploring black holes, creating a nebula, embroidering a constellation and finding the missing spaceship.

  • Visit artists in residence Tschaner Sefas and Katie Risor at the 18st AIRSpace. They are hosting workshops on creating an upcycled denim bowl, recycled CD mosaic art, zines and ink and watercolor urban sketching


  • Learn about 3D printing with classes at Davis, Harrington and Parr libraries for families, teens and adults.


  • Set your reading goal and come to our Big Bang Bash! Learning never stops. Track your learning throughout the summer with our reading log. Bring your completed reading log ticket to the parties and meet Pluto the Penguin


  • Chinese learners can learn technology in Chinese at classes using Lynda.com, Learning Express Library, Kanopy, OverDrive and RB Digital


  • Wondering what that App is that your children are using? The Plano Police Department Victim Services Unit will discuss some of the popular applications used by children and teens


  • Teens can learn how far their paycheck will take them as the play the Game of Life with college students from the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center. Explore how to Navigate Your Future by thinking about careers and the education path to get there with Plano Public Library and Collin College

     


     

    Friends donates $115,000 to library!

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



     

    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 #IV088
    26 Feb 2018 • Ongoing online

    Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

    22 Jun 2019 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
    24 Jun 2019 3:00 PM • Davis Library
    25 Jun 2019 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
    26 Jun 2019 3:00 PM • Parr Library
    26 Jun 2019 7:00 PM • Haggard Library
    29 Jun 2019 3:00 PM • Parr Library
    06 Jul 2019 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
    08 Jul 2019 3:00 PM • Davis Library
    09 Jul 2019 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
    13 Jul 2019 3:00 PM • Davis Library

    Book Sale- July 25, 26 & 27!

    25 Jul 2019 4:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
    25 Jul 2019 6:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
    26 Jul 2019 10:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
    27 Jul 2019 9:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway

    See more library events, locations and hours at

    planolibrary.org

    Friends is funding:

    OUTREACH VEHICLE 


    Engage brochure printing


    eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

    eMagazines and eAudiobooks 

    on RB digital


    STEAM Kits

     

     

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