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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 to Friends Members now 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"!

ENGAGE with the libraries 

by supporting Friends!

Pick up a copy of the new brochure (or view online) to see the hundreds of programs for all ages at the five Plano libraries!


Friends donates $150,000 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!

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

Book Sale- Tentative dates August 2019

02 Aug 2019 4:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
02 Aug 2019 6:00 PM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
03 Aug 2019 10:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
04 Aug 2019 11:00 AM • Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway

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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