Posted on: January 10, 2018

Have a Healthier Cat with Nickel Neutering

Cat Nickel Neutering

Prevent unwanted kitten litters for only 5 cents with the help of the Plano Animal Shelter. Make your male cat's appointment for Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 27 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cats can be neutering at as young as 7-8 weeks or 2.5 pounds, which makes this the perfect time to get those Christmas kittens. Neuter your boy before the age of 5 months to get the most of these benefits:

  • He’ll have less urge to spray urine and ...
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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Prepare Your Pets for a Disaster

Prepare Your Pets for a Disaster

Do you know what to do for your pet to make sure it is cared for before, during and perhaps even after a disaster? Here are some guidelines to help you.

  • If you must evacuate, don’t leave your pet behind even for a few hours. Plan ahead and make a list of hotels or motels outside of your immediate area that will accept pets. Ask if there are any restrictions and if they waive a no-pet policy in the event o...
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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Other Great Stories from the Pet Tails Contest Worth Sharing

Other Great Stories from the Pet Tails Contest Worth Sharing

During the art contest, we collected a lot of great stories. Though these are not the winners, they are still worthy of sharing... Enjoy!

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Hello,

I am writing to submit Hank's story for your art piece contest. His photo is attached.

Hank is a survivor. I first met Hank through petfinder.com when I began thinking about getting a second dog as a companion for both me and m...

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City of Plano Animal Services

Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Food Safety Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Food Safety Award Winners

2017 Food Safety Award Winners

Selection of award finalists was based on routine inspection scores, types of food preparation processes, number of meal periods per day, and  opening date of the establishment. Criteria related to routine inspection...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Plano's Anti-Idling Ordinance in Effect as of Sept. 1

Planos AntiIdling Ordinance in Effect

This initiative will be in cooperation with several other cities/counties. The goal of these programs is to improve air quality by enforcing a new motor vehicle idling limitation rule. This is one component of the Dallas-Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Attainment...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano Environmental Health

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Davis Cemetery Designated as an Individual Heritage Resource

We are excited to announce Davis Cemetery is the second cemetery to be locally designated as an individual heritage resource in the City of Plano.  The cemetery was unanimously approved by the Heritage Commission, Planning & Zoning C...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Over $750,000 in Heritage Preservation Grant Funding Approved!

Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations supporting heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in the City. Grant funds may be used for projects consisting of historical programming, historic preserva...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Become a New Participant in the 2018 Heritage Tax Exemption Program

Since 1984, Plano has offered tax exemptions for the purpose of providing tax relief needed to encourage preservation and maintenance of the historic structures of the city. Plano Independent School District and Collin College also participate in the city...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Get Ready, Jan. 16 Is Tax Exemption Survey Day for Current Heritage Tax Exemption Participants

Here's a friendly reminder for properties currently in the Heritage Tax Exemption Program. The Planning team is conducting your annual survey on Jan. 16, 2018, weather permitting. Please address any repair or maintenance items noted in this year's inspect...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Plano Heritage Preservation Plan Update Nearing Kickoff

An update to the City's Preservation Plan begins in the coming months. The first public meeting is anticipated to take place in late January 2018. Be on the lookout for more information! Visit the City's existing Heritage Preservation Plan online.

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Could Haggard Park Heritage Resource Overlay District Be Eligible for the National Register?

A Historic Resources Survey is a systematic method of documenting historic resources through fieldwork and research.  This winter the Planning team is updating surveys for the Haggard Park Heritage Resource Overlay District. Property owners in Ha...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The approval of seven Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between August and November, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and five approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved two CAs, which included:
    • Exterior m...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Downtown Historic District Listed on National Register

Downtown Plano National Register of Historic Places plaque

On July 24, the National Park Service confirmed listing of Plano Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The  plaque was officially presented Dec. 1 during the 2017 Dickens event in McCall Plaza. 

The Natio...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Murals Go Up

Downtown Plano Mural Project - west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market

The Plano Art Association, partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association, launched a new project for three murals in Downtown Plano.

The first mural is complete on the west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market on East 15th Street. A second mural is...

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Get more info > City of Plano Heritage Preservation

Posted on: December 22, 2017

2018 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

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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.

Thinking Money is a national initiative to give people the knowledge needed to make smart financial choices. Visit the exhibit and learn money smarts via an adventure-themed storyline and interactive iPad content. Go beyond the Thinking Money exhibit and ...

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Engage Spring 2018 City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Enter Our Bookmark Contest

Bookmark Contest 2018

Gather your drawing tools and tell us Why Your Love the Library! Entry forms are available online and at the Plano Libraries for our annual bookmark contest.

The contest is open to all ages and there are winners in five categories. Winners receive a gift card and have their winning bookmark printed and distributed in the libraries and on the website! Entries are due by February 9 at any Plano Library.

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Entry form City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Get Homework Help with Tutor.com

Get Homework Help with Tutor

You can improve your confidence, grades and skills in all subjects. All you need is a Plano Library card.

 You can improve your confidence, grades and skills in all subjects. All you need is a Plano Library card. Tutors are available for math, science, English, social studies. Adults and teens can get help with studying, test prep, writing a resume a...

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City of Plano Libraries

Posted on: January 8, 2018

Take the Fair Housing Survey Here

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You can provide input on fair housing by attending the public meeting and by completing the short online survey available here http://northtexasrha.com/survey. 

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Take the Fair Housing Survey Here City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Neighbors Connect Roundtable

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Join Volunteers in Plano (VIP) for a discussion about the City’s volunteer program, generational differences in volunteers (Baby Boomers versus Millennials - What are they interested in? How do we engage them?), do’s and don'ts in working with your neighb...

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City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Beautification Grant Applications Due February 1st!

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The City of Plano has developed the Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program to support the city’s strategic goal of “vibrant and renewing neighborhoods”. This program provides matching grants to neighborhood groups interested in building st...

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Learn More About Beautification Grants City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 10, 2018

2018 HOA Legal Clinic

HOA Clinic 2018 Event

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 8am. Plano has partnered with the City of Garland and the DFW Chapter of the Community Associations Institute to host the 2018 HOA Legal Clinic.

You won’t want to miss it! HOA representatives are encouraged to attend ...

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HOA Legal Clinic Event Page City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Bringing Property Standards to You

Property Standards

Is your neighborhood or organization curious about the City of Plano’s code compliance process or general property maintenance? There’s a way to find out! Consider inviting a Property Standards Specialist to speak to your neighborhood group.

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Controlling an Invasive Weed in Your Yard

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Have you noticed tall, straw-colored grass growing by the roadside, parkway medians, or even in your own yard? Maybe you’ve wondered why the City doesn’t cut the grass more often. But the issue isn’t how often the grass is be...

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City of Plano Neighborhood Services

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Make Your Mark on Art, History and Sustainability

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Uncover your creative talents, your love for compost, your desire to help heritage preservation and your goal for citizenship in the latest issue of Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 2,900 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Subscribe Today! City of Plano News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Have a Healthier Cat with Nickel Neutering

Cat Nickel Neutering

Prevent unwanted kitten litters for only 5 cents with the help of the Plano Animal Shelter. Make your male cat's appointment for Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 27 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cats can be neutering at as young as 7-8 weeks or 2.5 pounds, which makes this the perfect time to get those Christmas kittens. Neuter your boy before the age of 5 months to get the most of these benefits:

  • He’ll have less urge to spray urine and ...
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City of Plano News
Posted on: January 1, 2018

The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready!

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The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready! Remember: The 730-acre Envision Oak Point study area does not include Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. We will be sharing more over the weeks to come.

The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready! Remember: The 730-acre Envision Oak Point study area does not include Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. We will be sharing more over the weeks to come.

Please review and share your feedback with us, and make pl...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano News

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Oak Point Recreation Center re-opens Jan. 20

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Join us for an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We are excited to announce that Oak Point Recreation Center is set to re-open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20! The opening will also help kick off Plano Parks and Recreation’s year-long celebration in 2018 to mark its 50th anniversary.&n...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland.  Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and b...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Plano Parks and Recreation New Online Registration System is Now Live

Register for Parks and Recreation Classes

Plano Parks and Recreation has moved to a new online registration system. Plano Recreation Online has many great benefits and is extremely easy to use! Search for your favorite activities by keyword, age, day, time, location and more! You can even registe...

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Visit Plano Recreation Online City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Carpenter Park update: Plano’s first skate park starting to take shape

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It’s hard not to notice all the dirt being moved around at Carpenter Park lately as work to renovate its athletic fields and construct the city’s first skate park is taking place. While this project may not look like much right now, the finished product w...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Park Fountain and Restroom Winterization

Freeze Warning

Parks staff is currently shutting down the restrooms and drinking fountains that require closure over the winter to prevent freeze damage to the plumbing. We will begin reopening these drinking fountains and restrooms in March as freezing temperatures all...

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Restrooms & Drinking Fountains Open All Year City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Russell Creek Drive repair project underway

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Starting this week, Plano Parks and Recreation will be working with the city’s Engineering Department along the Russell Creek Greenbelt to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence Parkway and Sutherland Lane. The walls are ne...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Bluebonnet Trail repair project to include new pedestrian signal

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A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30.

A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30. The 8-month-long project will widen the concrete hike-and-bike trail from 8-feet to 12-feet, bringing ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Plano Senior Recreation Center expansion project moves forward

Plano Senior Recreation Center Renovations

At a July 24 preliminary meeting, Plano Parks and Recreation Director Robin Reeves informed the Plano City Council that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved project plans for much-anticipated expansions at the Plano Senior Recreatio...

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More information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

The Tennis Center Renovation design contract with JBI Partners, Inc. was awarded at the July 24 Plano City Council meeting. Over the next several months the contract documents will be executed, and the design development phase will begin. In the design de...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

Carpenter Park Construction

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway.

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway. As part of the renovations, a number of existing trees will be removed and replaced with 62 new, 4-inch caliper trees in their place.

These exciting new park updates include a complete renovatio...

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View the Carpenter Park Master Plan City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Engineering Work along the Russell Creek Greenbelt

Russell Creek Greenbelt Work

A project to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence and Sutherland Lane is set to begin on July 31. As part of the project, a temporary trail will be installed along the road as well as a pedestrian bridge across the creek ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Help Increase the Number of Trees in Plano

Plano Tree Canopy Program

Live Green in Plano, the Texas Tree Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation are partnering to increase the tree canopy in Plano’s 75025 zip code by giving away trees for homeowners to plant in their yards.

Qualified, interested residents must register online to reserve their tree. There are six species from which to choose. All are native or well-adapted species in 5 gallon containers, and range from small to large size at maturity.  A unique Arbor...

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Get Your Free Tree City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Free Master Composter Training

Master Composter Training

If you enjoy working outdoors, sharing your passion for sustainable living, are interested in learning about composting, and have at least 20 hours of time to donate to your community, we invite you to join our Master Composter Team.

In contrast to our 2-hour Basics of Composting workshop, Master Composter Training is a 20-hour intensive course.  It teaches the science and methods of composting with the intention of empowering you to teach others that healthy plants start wit...

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REGISTER City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Cleanups

Volunteer for a Cleanup

Volunteers devote thousands of hours to helping keep our creeks, parks and public spaces litter-free and beautiful year round through events hosted by Live Green in Plano (LGIP).

However, litter trapped in tree roots and brush along creeks and waterways is hard to reach during much of the year, due to sloping banks, actively growing vines and poison ivy.LGIP's special two-hour Waterways Cleanup events held monthly between December...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Plano's Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

Planos Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

The Sustainability Division recently received an award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration at the WaterSense Awards on October 5. This award was for the efforts in creating and cultivating partnerships that have impactful results on water savings.

The City of Plano, Texas, collaborated with utilities, councils, businesses and other WaterSense partners to emphasize the value of WaterSense to residents, especially related to outdoor water efficiency. The City worked with Rachio, a WaterSense partner,...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

The businesses, schools, non-profits and faith-based groups below have gone above and beyond to help lead environmental sustainability in their community.

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LA COSTA APARTMENTS

This 462 unit apartment home community exhibits a serious commitment to sustainability. Energy cost-saving improvements include installing an Energy Star Certified roof and LED lights in exterior and common areas. Resident h...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Toyota Teams with VIP for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers in Plano brought Toyota USA and National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Plano, Texas! These partnerships are paramount in impacting our community. Thank you to Kym Hughes and the staff of Oak Point ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Explore Plano At The Library

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Explore Plano invites people of all ages to visit different parts of the city through a series of fun challenges. Experience what various City of Plano departments offer and learn about what Plano provides its residents.The library is involved in Explore ...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

It's The Book Sale!

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Almost 100,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records are for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2. From picture books and early readers to recent adult fiction and foreign language books - there's something for everyone. The Friend's Book Sal...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Did You Know? Brain Games!

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Want to keep your mind sharp? Plano Public Library has "Brain Games" for adults to check out on Launchpads. These electronic devices need no internet access and come preloaded with apps.Brain Games train your mind by challenging memory, reaction...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

#morethanbooks

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Get a daily dose of your modern Plano library delivered straight to your phone, tablet or desktop! Join other Plano Public Library lovers online and keep up with library happenings and events.See posts about new collections, library programs and art exhib...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Just Be You

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Healthy interpersonal relationships take mindfulness and work. The Family Place of Dallas presents its Be Project, a series of programs focused on creating healthy social and domestic relationships. This FREE series of 45-minute to one-hour sessions is of...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Human Search Engines

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Google is a useful research tool, but like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, it doesn't have a brain. Plano Public Library employs thoughtful, intelligent, friendly information professionals, also known as librarians. They answer your questions and guide...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Travel The World

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Pack your suitcase, get your passport (supplied by Plano Public Library) and get ready to see the world! Take a picture at a European landmark, make origami and get a henna tattoo during our Teen Street Team's special event - Travel the World.

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Full STEAM Ahead

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Even before your children start school they can get a glimpse of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The library offers exciting Early Learning STEAM programs geared towards preschoolers all year long. This month, join us at Tiny Tec...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Cheers For Volunteers!

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Plano libraries benefit every week from the contributions of volunteers. Volunteers in Plano (VIP) creates and supports meaningful community engagement and facilitates community partnerships which elevate City services and the quality of life in Plano. Du...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Book Clubs Abridged

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Plano Public Library boasts five book clubs with meetings at four of the libraries. The Brown Bag and Second Tuesday book clubs are more traditional clubs featuring favorite and popular books, while the Mystery Book Club focuses on a wide range of mysteri...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ozobot, Python and RaspberryPi: Teen Kits For Aspiring Geeks

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Create your own video game or watch BB-8 roll around your living room! What, you say? Check out the new Teen Kits at the Plano Public Library. Learn 21st-century skills such as coding, chess and circuitry, then put your innovation and creativity to work.&...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rev Up For Summer: Road Trips And Travel Tips

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Whether you're taking a romantic trip for two to an exotic destination or a family road trip, find all the resources needed to plan a trip at your Plano Public Library. We have guidebooks for regions, countries and states as well as specialty gui...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: May 4, 2017

May The FOURTH Be With You!

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Time to release your inner Jedi and visit the Plano Public Library - your community Star Wars hub. With more than 700 items in our collection related to the galactic franchise, we are a one-stop Star Wars shop.  

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