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Kingreys Honored for 31 Years of Service to Library


Volunteer Resources Supervisor Robin Popik presented flowers to this sister duo, Grady and Kelly, in honor of their mom Pooch and Grady’s more than 31 years of volunteer service to the Plano Public Library System.

Lovingly referred to as the "Queens of Superstar Sorters," Grady and Pooch Kingrey are two of 474 library volunteers who served 13,400 hours last year. Kelly has also been volunteering with the duo for over a decade. The Kingreys were honored with other library volunteers in April during a special reception.

See more photos from the recognition event. 

About the Library Programs

Students, homemakers, senior citizens--anyone 13 years of age and older--can help the Plano Public Libraries deliver a variety of quality services to its more than 269,000 residents. If you're an adult interested in volunteering at the libraries, please fill out the 
online registration form.

MLS Practicums are also available for college students
For more information about any of these opportunities, email Robin Popik or call 972-941-7114. Teen positions are filled. Please see the Teen & College page for more information. 

Schimelpfenig Library Volunteers

Volunteers provide services such as shelving, book mending, genealogy searches, reference assistance, customer service, computer assistance, and math tutoring. ESL teachers and Small Talk volunteers facilitate small group conversations for individuals with English as a second language. Donation and book sorters assist with organizing books, magazines, and media donated to the libraries.

Community needs for Plano Public Libraries' educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and paid staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.

The Harrington Library has an ongoing ESL program through LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas). If you are interested, contact or Estela Molina in December to prepare for training in January. For more information, call 214-455-0311. Harrington Library also seeks adult math tutors during the school year for service on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An interview and background check are required.