Harrington Library

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Harrington Library


1501 18th Street
972-941-7175

Directions
Library Manager: Melissa Shadowens

Hours


Monday-Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

 
  1. 2019 Bookmark Contest Winners…and Celebration!

    Plano Public Library applauds all who entered our 2019 bookmark contest…your work was amazing! After a difficult deliberation, our community judges have determined our winners. Read on...
  2. Fear Less, Swim More

    Get safe and splash into summer fun! Plano Public Library's free water safety events prepare you and your family to beat the Texas heat this summer. These programs are for everyone using backyard pools, public pools, ponds and lakes. Read on...
  3. Library Catalog Temporarily Unavailable

    On April 28 from 5 to 11 p.m. our system will be upgraded and PPL resources will not be accessible online. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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  1. History
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Harrington LibraryIn May 1965 the Plano City Council passed an ordinance establishing a municipal library and appointed a Board of Trustees. Two years later a bond election passed providing funds for library construction. On June 2, 1969 the 10,000 square feet Gladys Harrington Library opened with a collection of 15,033 volumes. The library is named in recognition of Gladys Harrington and the Federation of Church Women of Plano who set up the first lending library in the Plano Community House in 1955. Ground was broken in July 1993 for the 20,000-square-foot Harrington Library expansion. The library re-opened in August 1994 with its current size of 30,000 square feet.
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