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. All Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

    All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00pm Wednesday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. All libraries will be closed November 28 and 29. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.
  2. Write-In Workshops

    Sharpen your storytelling skills and make your writing right with targeted sessions on Saturday mornings at Haggard Library. Stay after the workshop and continue working on your novel-in-progress with the support of other writers. Read on...
  3. Building Wealth

    You can create personal wealth and meet your financial goals. The workshop focuses on financial literacy created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 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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