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


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! 


Made possible with funding from Friends!

Look out for new binge boxes at the library. they will contain multiple DVDs with a theme, such as movies Based on a Book and Disney Favorites. There is a limit of one Binge Box check out per card, but it only counts as 1 DVD! 

18st AIRSpace at Harrington Library kicks off with funding from Friends!

The new Artist in Residence Space is a place to discover, learn, and create! Engage with artists as they work in the space; spark your creativity and make something wonderful at a workshop; or go free-form with make & take materials! Artists will rotate monthly and dates/times in residence are featured on the library website. Workshops are offered twice a month on a first-come, first-served basis. Make & Take projects are available to create based on the artistic style of the current artist in residence.

Initial funding was provided by Friends with the hope that it would inspire additional community support and extend the downtown Plano arts scene all the way to Harrington Library!

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        Haggard 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!

09 Sep 2017 3:00 PM • Parr Library
30 Sep 2017 3:00 PM • Harrington Library
07 Oct 2017 3:00 PM • Haggard Library
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

See more library events, locations and hours at

Friends is currently funding

Engage brochure printing

18st AIRSpace (artist in residence) at Harrington Library

eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive

eMagazines on Zinio


ESL classes - offered at Harrington



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