Schimelpfenig Library

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Schimelpfenig Library


5024 Custer Road
972-769-4200

Hours


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

 
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  1. 2019 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

    Plano Public Library is your place for #morethanbooks. Visit us, spark your curiosity and learn something new this spring. From 3D Printing to Wonder Café, we have classes and programs for everyone. Read on...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
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  1. History
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Shimelpfenig LibraryFrom 1970-1974 the population of Plano grew more than 92 percent and the City decided to build a second library. Two Bond elections were held in 1975 ($790,000) and 1980 ($307,000) to purchase land and construct a new library complete with a basement. The 26,246 square feet Louise Ernestine Rammers Schimelpfenig Library opened in June 1980 with a collection of 25,000 volumes. The library’s name commemorates the efforts of Louise Schimelpfenig who opened her personal book collection to the community in 1884 and provided the city’s earliest library service. In 1997 the library was renovated and expanded to 30,000 square feet on two floors.