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

 

Pop Up Authors!

FYI Roseanne Montillo ticketed reception and reading has been postponed. We will update as we know more.


Super-fans can meet and chat with Roseanne Montillo in this intimate reception. Tickets include a copy of Fire on the Track and front-row seating at the free event following the reception. We will reopen the event once we know more details.


Thanks for a 

banner year!


The 34th annual Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale was a big success! We raised nearly $60,000 which supports family and education programs, as well as additional materials like eBooks and science kits, at the Plano libraries.  That’s our biggest tally since 2005. Thanks to our army of volunteers, our new Friends members, and to everyone who came out for the 2017 sale. Shoppers went home with stacks of 'new' treasures, and the Plano libraries are benefiting! 


Our community can ENGAGE with the libraries with funding support from Friends!

Pick up a copy of the fall 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.




Funding in Action!

Watch the videos of Friends funded programs!

The Bubble Lady

Drum Circles

Llama, Llama

Rockin' Robotics

                                         

Friends' donation to the library increased from $111,000 in 2015 to $115,000 in 2016 - what a gift to the Plano community!


Mayor Harry LaRosiliere holds the check for $115,000, 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

06 Jan 2017 • Ongoing registration online - Friends #84127
06 Jan 2017 • Ongoing online

Upcoming Library Programs funded by Friends!

21 Oct 2017 2:00 PM • Davis Library
18 Nov 2017 3:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
02 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Parr Library
16 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Davis Library
18 Dec 2017 10:30 AM • Harrington Library
20 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
21 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Harrington
22 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Davis Library
27 Dec 2017 7:00 PM • Schimelpfenig Library
28 Dec 2017 3:00 PM • Parr Library

See more library events, locations and hours at

planolibrary.org

Friends is currently funding

Engage brochure printing


18st AIRSpace (artist in residence) at Harrington Library


eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

eMagazines and eAudiobooks 

on RB digital


STEAM Kits

ESL classes - offered at Harrington

 

 

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