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

 
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  1. Mon, Dec 10

  2. Tue, Dec 11

  3. Wed, Dec 12

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  1. All Libraries Closed for Winter Holidays

    All libraries and book drops will be closed December 22 – 25 for Winter Holidays. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.
  2. 2018 Fall Programs and Classes at the Library

    Plano Public Library is your place for #morethanbooks. Visit us, spark your curiosity and plan how you’re going to expand your mind this fall. We have something for everyone. Read on...
  3. Contact Science at the Library

    Examine thin slices of rocks with a microscope at Haggard and use your math skills at Davis to create string parabolas. Both exhibits are on loan from our partner University of Texas at Dallas through mid-January. Read on...
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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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