Harrington Library

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Harrington Library

1501 18th Street

Library Manager: Melissa Shadowens


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

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  1. Thinking Money Kick-off Event

    Come to the Thinking Money Kick-off Event at Haggard Library (Monday, May 21 – 4:00–7:00pm). Join us for this educational initiative supporting financial health for a strong community and thriving business climate. Because money affects all Americans. Read on...
  2. Pop-Up Author – Jennifer Egan Appearing

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will talk about her new novel Manhattan Beach at 7:00pm on Monday, June 11 at Haggard Library. Read on...
  3. All Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

    All libraries and book drops will be closed May 27 and 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.
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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.