Summer Learning

Virtual Summer Learning 2020 - Plano Public Library

Summer Learning 2020 is going virtual! Plano Public Library is online with our community this summer for programs, storytimes, weekly learning challenges, and more.


Track your reading time to help us reach our community goal of reading 1,000,000 minutes.

Fighting the summer slide is more important than ever after the interruption to the 2020 school year. Plano Public Library is here to help your family continue learning with fun and engaging activities all summer!

1,000,000 Minutes
Community Goal

1,000,000 Minutes Gauge - Plano Public Library
Check back frequently to see our progress

Track Your Reading!

Minutes Read Challenge - Plano Public Library

Help Us Reach Our Community Goal – 1,000,000 Reading Minutes This Summer

Download our reading log or use your own tool to count the minutes you read each week.
Let us know when you hit each hundred minute milestone and you’ll receive a personalized badge each time. I reached a hundred minute milestone!

Weekly Programming Schedule

Virtual Program Schedule - Plano Public Library
Programs will air on Facebook, Zoom and our You Tube channel. Check the schedule for details.

Complete Weekly Challenges!

New challenges to inspire learning will be posted to our Summer Learning page each week. Once you complete the challenge, follow the link to submit your name and receive an email with your personalized badge. Collect badges to post on the fridge or in your window and share with us on social media! You can repeat challenges or catch up on challenges you missed here

Read

Read Challenge - Plano Public Library
Do the Read Challenge
Get the Badge
Virtual 2020 Summer Learning All Read Challenges

Create

Create Challenge - Plano Public Library
Do the Create Challenge
Get the Badge
Virtual 2020 Summer Learning All Create Challenges

Explore

Explore Challenge - Plano Public Library
Do the Explore Challenge
Get the Badge
Virtual 2020 Summer Learning All Explore Challenges

Learn

Learn Challenge - Plano Public Library
Do the Learn Challenge
Get the Badge
Virtual 2020 Summer Learning All Learn Challenges

Share

Share Challenge - Plano Public Library
Do the Share Challenge
Get the Badge
Virtual 2020 Summer Learning All Share Challenges

Watch Our Virtual Programs!

Watch Our Virtual Programs - Plano Public Library
Topics include STEAM programs for all ages, early learning programs, performer programs, storytimes and programs geared toward elementary-aged kids, teens, adults and seniors. Watch

Summer Learning Video

Watch the video about virtual summer learning at Plano Public Library
Plano Public Library is online with our community this summer for programs, storytimes, weekly learning challenges, and more. You can track your reading minutes to help us reach our community goal of reading one million minutes!
Watch video

Do Take It & Make It Activities
at Home!
Pick up pre-packaged supplies - use holds process

  • 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

Follow Us on Social Media

Share your photos with us! #PPLSummerLearning Let us know what you’re learning this summer, what challenges you completed, what reading minutes milestone you reached and ways you celebrated your accomplishments.
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Celebrate Your Accomplishments!
Celebrate Your Summer Learning Accomplishments


After you have completed challenges or reading minute milestones have a celebration. It doesn’t matter whether it takes a week or a month or longer. Have fun and stay safe!

Celebration Ideas
  • Movie night
  • Special dessert
  • A free day

And More…!


  • Books & More – Place holds on books, theme bags, Launchpads, STEAM Kits and more! You can pick them up at any of the five Plano libraries.
  • Online Resources – Continue learning during the summer with our online resources, available with your Plano Public Library card.
  • Get one-on-one help with math, writing and resume design on Tutor.com
  • Learn a programming language, project management skills, photography and more on Lynda.com
  • Learn a new language or practice your skills using Pronunciator
  • Access thousands of books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online through our digital collection