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Why a visit to a Plano Library is a must for Families

We are so lucky to have an amazing Plano Library system here in Plano TX.

Did you know some local suburbs around us only have 1 library??

We don’t just have one Plano Library. Across the city, we have 5 different Plano Library locations.

I bet there are some other fun facts about the Plano libraries you might not know as well. Come learn more and get to know the Plano Libraries and make sure to get your hands on a Library Card.

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Get to know the Plano Public Library and things you might not know about it.

Locations of Plano Libraries

The Plano Public library system has 5 great locations:

  • Davis: 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX
  • Haggard: 2501 Coit Rd, Plano, TX
  • Harrington: 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX
  • Parr: 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX
  • Schimelpfenig: 5024 Custer Rd, Plano, TX

There are SO MANY amazing materials, services, and features here that the casual library patron who just pops in for a book or storytime now and then might not be aware of. 

Plano Public Library has lots to offer to Moms and Parents of young children both in the buildings and on the go.

Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m – 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturday  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Get a Library Card

You’ll need a Card for each family member to Reserve, Pick up Books and materials and use Online Services. Cards are free for Plano residents and residents of the following reciprocal cities: Allen, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, Richardson, The Colony, Wylie.

You can Register Online and then stop by one of the five locations to pick up your card.

Fun Facts – you need to Know

  • They have adult tablets you can check out preloaded with games
  • You can log-in to the library website and request (put on hold) books/movies and they will email you when they become available!
  • STEM/STEAM activities are available for check out
  • Books are usually on sale in the lobby sometimes for 10-25 cents.
  • Tons of e-books, movies, and more can be checked out for kids
  • Parenting collections are available at Harrington and Schimelpfenig libraries
  • They have summer reading programs!
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How to Reserve for Pick Up and Holds

You can borrow Books at your local Plano Library for up to 3 weeks, a maximum of 50 items per cardholder. These items are only available for 1 (one) week:

  • Bluebonnet books (current)
  • 2×2 books (current)
  • DVDs (excluding those with a playing time longer than seven hours)
  • Holiday books (children’s easy)
  • Launchpads
  • Magazines (print copies)
  • Science experiment books
  • Tax books (current)
  • “Too Hot to Hold” books

How to Place Items on Hold

Sometimes items are available immediately for curbside pickup within a day at the Plano Libraries, others may take 2-4 days longer if they are at a different library location from the one you have designated for pick-up.

You can search the database and place a hold online or using the Plano Library App which you can download to your Phone from the Google Play or Apple ITunes store. (search for Plano Public Library System)

Porch-side pickup is available

  • Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

By phone:

· Head to the library your holds are at

· Call the library

· Davis – 972-208-8000

· Haggard – 972-769-4250

· Harrington – 972-941-7175

· Parr – 972-769-4300

· Schimelpfenig – 972-769-4200

· Inform the staff who answer that you want to pick up holds through Porch Pickup. Have your library card number ready so staff can look up your account.

· Staff will check out items currently on hold and place in the designated area just outside the library entrance, marked with your name

· Please wait until items have been placed in the designated area to approach for pickup and assist in maintaining social distancing protocol

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Online Services

Let’s check out some of these amazing programs and classes offered and find one that works for you and your schedule!

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks for Adults (use Overdrive and Libby) and for Kids & Teens (Overdrive)

Read eNewspapers and eMagazines (Flipster, PressReader and Kanopy) for Adults and stream Kids’ Movies, TV, Animated Storybooks, and Educational content on Kanopy for Kids.

Learning Online

You can access Learning Express Library and LinkedIn Learning.

Foreign Language Resources

Use for Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish content

Use Pronunciator online or through their mobile app to work on your language skills for more than 160 languages. For preschoolers through adults.

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photo credit: Plano Public Library Facebook page

Plano Library Fun for Young Kids

Be sure to check those out. Here are some other classes/programs offered for the younger-aged kids.

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  • Storytime: Sessions for 0-9, 0-24, and 18-36 months, 3-5 years (Preschool), and 0-5 years (Family) Monday through Saturdays, including evenings
  • Early Learning: Toddlers explore with STEAM themes. Parent/Caregiver participation is required. For ages 0-5
  • Family Place Playgroup: seasonal sessions for parents and caregivers of 1-3 year olds to meet, socialize, and talk one-on-one with child development specialists
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photo credit: Plano Public Library Facebook page

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