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. Join Teen Street Team

    Teens let your creative voices be heard! Help create the teen experiences you would like to see at the Plano Libraries by joining the Plano Public Library Teen Street Team (TST). Submit your application from June 1 – June 30. Read on...
  2. Complete 5 Summer Learning Challenges

    It’s easy! Come to a space-themed program, view art in the library, and set your reading goal. They all count towards completing 5 Summer Learning Challenges. Download the checkoff list or pick one up at any Plano Library. Read on...
  3. Haggard's 30th Birthday

    Visit the Spark Space at Haggard Library during June and July to celebrate Haggard's 30th year! While you’re there, you can create a birthday card, learn about the library's history and share your favorite Haggard memory. 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 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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