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Getting to Know the Plano Libraries {Classes and Programs}

We are so lucky to have an amazing library system here in Plano. Did you know some local suburbs around us only have 1 library?? 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.

The Plano library system has 5 great locations: Davis, Haggard, Harrington, Parr, and Schimelpfenig. To find out more about each location and address check out the Plano Library website.

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 of young children both in the buildings and on the go.

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

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photo credit: Plano Public Library Facebook page

 

Young Kids Library Fun:

There 38 “Reading Readiness Storytime” sessions each week that are targeted to different ages and use different formats and skills at these locations.  I’ve always taken mine to library story time- it’s so much fun! These dates and times are listed on the website as there are so many to choose from. Be sure to check those out. Here are some other classes/programs offered for the younger aged kids.

  • Play and Learn: Playing is learning! Toddlers explore and connect in this unstructured and imaginative playtime. Parent/Caregiver participation is required. Ages 18-36 months
  • App Time: Digital Story Time:  Age-appropriate book and activity apps demonstrated to reinforce early literacy concepts through a digital format. Parent/caregiver participation required. Ages 3-6
  • Puppet Shows: Three Billy Goats Gruff – Three goats must outwit a troll to reach the tasty apple tree. All ages
  • Dance Party – Music helps with early literacy! Move to the music, listen to books with a beat, and have lots of fun! Ages 2-6
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photo credit: Plano Public Library Facebook page

Older Kids Library Fun: 

  • 3-D Printing Class – Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Please bring a flash drive to save your design work. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 8 & up
  • Robotics: WeDo Freestyle – Pick which WeDo robot you want to build in this freestyle session! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All agesSchimelpfenig
  • Photoshop Basics – Learn about the Photoshop interface, navigation, and layers. Classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required – space is first come, first served. Ages 13 & up
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photo credit: Plano Public Library Facebook page

Adult Library Fun:

Don’t forget about how much the library can be for adults too. These upcoming programs look fun and really interesting.

  • Creating Healthy and Affordable Meals – Do your New Year resolutions include health, finances and strengthening relationships? How do you combine all three resolutions? Katherine Lindholm, RD – North Texas Food Bank will explore new ways (and rediscover tried and true methods) to prepare healthy meals for your family while maintaining a healthy budget in the process.
  • Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
  • Parenting Power Hour – Hear from experts each month that will answer your questions and empower you to be a better parent! Presented in partnership with This Side UP Family.

Did you know about these  programs the Plano Library System has to offer? I had no idea there were so many! Be sure to check out the flyer for all of the above classes and more. It would be a great idea to print off and keep handy to see what is coming up.


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Shannon

Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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