Harrington Library

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Harrington Library


1501 18th Street
972-941-7175

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Library Manager: Melissa Shadowens

Hours


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

 
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  1. Sat, Sep 21

  2. Sun, Sep 22

  3. Mon, Sep 23

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  1. Library Catalog Temporarily Unavailable

    On September 21 from 6 p.m. to September 22 10am our system will be upgraded and PPL resources will not be accessible online. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  2. Check Out a Wonder Book

    Kids will love these read-along multisensory audiobooks books, now available for checkout. The books are geared for ages 3-10 years. Search wonderbook in the library catalog. Additional Info...
  3. Read Books in Urdu

    Materials in Urdu are available for check out at Davis Library. A significant number of Plano residents speak the language, and worldwide there are over 100 million native speakers of Urdu. Read on...
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  1. History
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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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