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. 2018 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

    A new selection of programs for learning, enrichment and fun is waiting for you! Plano Public Library has something for everyone, from the monthly Wonder Café series to Thinking Money to Year-round Storytime. Read on...
  2. Tax Help & Tax Forms Available

    Volunteers from AARP will provide free tax assistance at Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig libraries from February 2 – April 16. Days, times, and sign up vary by location. Read on...
  3. Take This Man - Book In Common 2018 Selection

    Take This Man: A Memoir by Brando Skyhorse is the true story of a boy’s turbulent childhood growing up with five stepfathers and the mother who was determined to give her son everything but the truth. Read on...
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  1. History
  2. Features
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 or 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.