Summer events at your local Plano Library
The calendar is jam-packed with great programs and classes for everyone from babies to seniors and fun family and kid-orientated events happening during the Summer Break!
These are our picks of family, kid, tween, and teen programming happening during June, July and August at all 5 of our Plano Public library locations.
On their website, you’ll find programs and classes for all ages including the Kids Storytime!
Our Picks for Library Events
As summer approaches, plan your staycation activities with hundreds of Summer Learning events coming up at the Plano Public Library!
You can find more information about programs and services, along with an electronic copy of our event brochure, Engage, online.
Here’s a taste of Summer 2019:
- Summer Learning kicks off at all 5 library locations on Saturday, June 1. (See the listing for the June 1 Kick Off special activity times at each location.) To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, Plano Public Library will have a universe of space-themed programs, classes, and activities for all ages to help spark your summer learning. While in the library, pick up a reading log (or download from our website and print on your own) to make a goal and track your summer reading journey. Celebrate summer learning achievements at our Big Bang Bash happening at Harrington, Haggard, and Davis in August!
- Sensory Storytime & others sensory programs have a new name: SNAP (Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs) – SNAP Storytime, SNAP STEAM Saturdays, SNAP Family Storytime, and SNAP Autism Friendly Movies! These programs are specially-designed to provide environments and structure with special needs children in mind. As smaller crowd size is important to provide the best environment, these programs do require advance registration and/or advance ticketing. See the programming lists or p.11 of the summer issue of Engage.
- Learn a cool new skill or hobby this summer with 3D Printing classes, a variety of computer classes for all ages, and teen Movie Maker Camp with our first ever Teen Short Film Festival!
DID YOU KNOW?
The documented Summer slide is a real thing. The Library System in Plano definitely fills an educational gap when School’s are out.
This Summer sees the start of many Space themed programs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
You’ll find Steam Kits – everything from Dinosaurs for Toddlers, Robotics for Teens and Art for Adults. Launchpads are also available – pre-loaded with programs to teach Math skills, prep for SATs, Languages and more. Look out too for the Backpacks which you can borrow which have both Bi-lingual teaching materials and Sensory-friendly kits for Kids who are on the Autism Spectrum or have other Special needs.
For younger kids, parents can take the smallest residents to over 40 Storytime sessions every single week across our 5 libraries. Look out for fun Summer programs for Elementary kids such as the Puppet Movie- where they get to make their Puppets and film a movie too!
Middle Schoolers will have the chance to do 3d Painting and play with VR and music with Garage Band. And for Teens they’ll have tons of programs, including Movie Maker Camp at the Digital Space at Haggard Library.
Financial literacy is also a theme – with the launch of “Money as you Grow” for 3-6 year olds all the way up to programs for Teens to teach them about Budgeting and Saving and the Game of Life, partnering with University of North Texas!
Do you know all about the Plano Libraries and everything they have to offer? One that comes to mind is the Haggard Library too! They have so many activities for kids and resources for adults. We are so lucky to have such a great system right here in Plano!
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