Programs & Classes


Programs and Classes at Plano Public Library

Plano Public Library COVID 19

Services Available by APPOINTMENT – library card required

Online Services

  • Access to digital resources (PDF) (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Classes and programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • New library cards apply online, 2-3 days processing time - you will be contacted
General Services

  • Porch pickup of holds (instructions and times (PDF)) - all items 3 week checkout
  • Book Bundles – request in English, Spanish and Chinese for children and teens
  • External book drops for returns, 72 hour item quarantine, some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • Book a Librarian and telephone reference (email)
  • Donation drop off – loading dock during daylight hours
  • FAQ (PDF)
Reading Readiness Storytimes

Reading Readiness Storytimes

Plano Public Library offers a variety of age appropriate storytimes that teach early literacy and reading readiness skills for children. Watch our virtual Rhyme Time, Toddler Time and Preschool Storytimes. Learn how to teach your child Baby Sign Language, and use Library Make activities and Early Literacy Tips to help your child learn important pre-reading skills



Money Smart with Plano Public Library

Money Smart

Learn how to make smart financial choices that will prepare you for whatever the future brings. Tools for adults include connecting with a SCORE Mentor, virtual financial programs and money and financial resources from Plano Public Library. Teens can learn how far their paycheck will take them with the Game of Life. And parents can teach their children how to make financial choices with Money as You Grow - Children's Books and Financial Discussion Guides
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Technology Classes

Technology

Classes


Learn new skills with our online technology and digital creativity classes. Virtual classes include Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft 365, Google Suite, Lynda.com, Zoom and more


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Virtual Small Talk with Plano Public Library 

Small

Talk

,

Great

Conversation


Practice your English speaking conversation skills with virtual Small Talk


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Family Place Library

Family

Place

Library


Family Place Workshops are currently not offered during the ongoing health crisis. Harrington Library and Schimelpfening Library are part of Family Place Libraries™ national network, providing resources to help families nurture their children's development and early learning

Plano Public Library offers a variety of resources to help your child grow and develop skills to enter school ready to learn. See the Family Place Libary page for Early Learning virtual programs, Library Make activities, teaching your child Baby Sign Language and Early Literacy Tips


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Pick up pre-packaged supplies - use holds process

Starting in September - Do Take It & Make Activities at Home

  • Pickup process: call the library when you arrive and let them know you want to pickup a Take It & Make It Activity
  • Supplies for Take It & Make It Activities are available on a first come, first served basis 
  • Pickup at all five locations – Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm
  • Each week Take It & Make It Activities support a STEAM Connections family activity, geared for “all ages”. Younger children can participate with extra help from parents/caregivers
  • Check the Program Schedule to see which Take It & Make It Activity is coming up

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Virtual Program Schedule - Career Development and Job Search Workshops (PDF)

Virtual Program Schedule

Career Development and Job Search Workshops
Print schedule and register for upcoming workshops on Zoom. Check the calendar for details

Virtual Programs

Learn new skills, enjoy a new activity, write a resume, explore careers and college, prepare for an interview and more. Find additional resources on our Research & Learn page and our blog Plano Library Learns.

Click on the links to navigate to the topic you are interested in

STEAM Connections


STEAM Connections with Plano Public Library

STEAM Connections

Watch our STEAM Connections videos for simple experiments you can do at home with your child using everyday household items. While you’re having fun experimenting as a family, your child will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

Early Learning


Early Learning with Plano Public Library

Early Learning

Watch our Early Learning videos to help your child grow and develop skills to enter school ready to learn

Library Make


Library Make with Plano Public Library

Library Make

Library Make videos provide fun, easy literacy activities you can do at home with your child. These activities will help you child get ready to read. Find more early literacy tips on or blog Plano Library Learns
Binge Boxes at Plano Public Library 

Check It Out! Binge Boxes

Binge Boxes are themed movie kits with 5-9 related DVDs. The kits are created from DVDs donated to the library! There are Binge Boxes for kids, families and more
Search Binge Boxes in the library catalog
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Adult Enrichment - Printmaking Basics 

Printmaking Basics

Learn the basics of printmaking by carving common and easily acquired materials
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Adult Enrichment - Bullet Journaling with Plano Public Library 

Bullet Journaling

Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize your life
Class Handout (PDF)
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Adult Enrichment - Color Theory with Plano Public Library 

Color Theory

An object does not have inherent color, instead its surface reflects some colors and absorbs others. Therefore, when you see a color, you are seeing what is reflected. Seeing color is dependent on how your brain perceives it.To test out how your brain (not just your eyes) sees color, let’s do an experiment with an afterimage optical illusion
Class Handout (PDF)
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Adult Enrichment - Watercolor Floral Still Life with Plano Public Library 

Watercolor Floral Still Life

A guided step by step process on how to paint foliage and floral still life
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Adult Enrichment - Connecting Seniors Gardening with Plano Public Library 

Connecting Seniors: Gardening

Summer is already upon us. Soaring temperatures mean that our gardens need a little extra care. Learn about our favorite and most effective gardening tips to keep your yard in tip-top shape
Class Handout (PDF)
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Adult Enrichment - The Write Workshop with Plano Public Library 

The Write Workshop: I have an Idea

Have an idea for a story, but need help getting started? Join Plano Public Library to brainstorm your next short story or best-selling novel!
Class Handout (PDF)
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Adult Careers - Expand Your Job Search RefUSA 

Expand Your Job Search RefUSA

Learn to use Reference USA's powerful tools to maximize your job search

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Adult Careers - Navigate Your Future - Career Exploration Tools 

Navigate Your Future: Career Exploration Tools

Are you looking to start a new career, switch fields or return to work after time away? Introducing tools for career exploration and navigating your way to a job that suits you
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Adult Careers - Resume and Design 

Resume and Design

Discover tools and resources to help you create an effective and eye-catching resume
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Adult Careers - Social Networks for a Successful Job Search 

Social Networks for a Successful Job Search

Learn the basics to set up your social networks (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) for job search success
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Adult Careers - Surviving to Thriving 

Surviving to Thriving

Summer is already upon us. Soaring temperatures mean that our gardens need a little extra care. Learn about our favorite and most effective gardening tips to keep your yard in tip-top shape
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Adult Careers - Turn Busy Into Productive 

Turn Busy Into Productive

Learn to identify and manage distractions, increase your productivity, manage your email and more with Debra Austin of Chaos2Results Business Coaching
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Adult Careers - Virtual Job Interviews - Prepare for Success 

Virtual Job Interviews: Prepare for Success

Make a good visual impression and interview with confidence. Prepare to present your skills and experience with positive verbal and non-verbal communication

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Careers - Job-Search Email Etiquette 

Job Search: Email Etiquette

Learn the basics of email correspondence during a job search

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Adult Careers - Diseno de Curriculum 

Diseño de Curriculum

Prepárese para una búsqueda de trabajo exitoso con un currículum atractivo. Aprenda a crear un currículum moderno que presenta sus habilidades y logros en un formato que le ayudará a hacerse notar. Presentado por Teresa Danner de Collin College
Recursos de clase (PDF)
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Teen Virtual Learning Made Easy with Plano Public Library 

Virtual Learning Made Easy

Learn how the library can help your virtual learner with Tutor.com, Credo and Learning Express databases. We'll explore key features and highlights to support student learning. Have your library card handy to follow along with this tutorial
Class Handout (PDF)
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Teen Learning - Game of Life with Plano Public Library 

Game of Life

Buying a home, paying for college, your first paycheck, and much more! Join us in playing the Game of Life and see how far your paycheck can take you. Learn how your future career can impact your financial life and decision making. Presented by college students from the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center
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Teen Learning - SAT and ACT Prep Resources with Plano Public Library 

SAT/ACT Prep Resources

Learn about the digital resources you can access through Plano Public Library to prepare you for SAT and ACT entrance exams
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Teen Learning - Navigate - Exploring College and Careers with Plano Public Library 

Navigate: Exploring College and Careers

There are a dozens of pathways to education after high school and to the careers beyond - where will your path take you? Learn ways to think about careers and how to navigate the education path to get there
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Virtual Summer Learning - Plano Public Library

Virtual Summer Learning

 Check our Summer Learning page for new challenges each week (read, explore, create, learn, share). Complete the challenges and submit your name to receive an email with your personalized badge. New challenges to inspire learning will be posted to our Summer Learning page each week

Pick up Take It & Make It supplies each week. Take It & Make It activities support a STEAM Connections family activity, geared for “all ages”. Younger children can participate with extra help from parents/caregivers
SNAP Programs - Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs

SNAP Programs - Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs

For children with ASD and other special needs and their families to experience programs in their own way. Visit the children’s desk for more info and to check availability or email sensorystorytime@plano.gov
Register for Classes

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for

Classes


Registration opens two weeks prior to each session

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