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Summer Reading - sign up

Sign up for Summer Reading – 


Build your knowledge, build your vocabulary, and build your imagination with reading. Sign up online or at the library and set your own reading goal. Your completion online (with your Plano Library card) automatically enters you into the drawing for a $50 gift card. Kids and Teens also get a free book (while supplies last) when you reach your reading goal! Summer reading is funded by Friends of the Plano Public Library
All Ages
Registration Required
All Libraries

Jun 1 - Aug 31

DART

DART: The Adventure Starts Here – 


Climb on a DART bus, see a DART police car up close, and watch a DART canine performance. Spin to win a weekly promo pass and other giveaways. Presented in partnership with Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Events will be held in the parking lot. Come and go
All ages
 
Davis
Parr
Sat
Sat
Jun 3
Jun 3
12-2pm
2-4pm
Summer Reading - Kickoff

Summer Reading Kick-Off – 


Visit a library (or all five!) to sign up for summer reading and have some old-fashioned fun! Come and go
Haggard
– Build with lots o’ Legos to create a city, complete with roads, buildings, people and vehicles. Get a balloon from our balloon artist, check out our STEAM Kits and more!
Harrington – Help build a group sculpture with balloons and take home something special that Bender the Balloon man creates just for you! Check out our STEAM kits, play with bubbles, or get your face painted.
Davis – Meet outside by the pond to celebrate and kick-off the summer with face painting, balloon artists, crafts, games and more! Then stop by the parking lot to visit DART: The Adventure Starts Here!
Parr – Create mazes, paper cities, and sky-high buildings! Blow bubbles on the porch, and visit DART: The Adventure Starts Here.
Schimelpfenig – Play games, add to our art mural, check out the fire truck and see the fire clowns! There will be face painting, henna, and lots of other fun activities!
All ages

Haggard
Harrington
Davis
Parr
Schimelpfenig
Sat
Sat
Sat
Sat
Sat
Jun 3
Jun 3
Jun 3
Jun 3
Jun 3
10am-12pm
10am-12pm
12-2pm
2-4pm
2-4pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Sing! – 


Movies: Sing! – (PG, 108 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages
 
Davis
Schimelpfenig
Parr
Mon
Tue
Fri
Jun 5
Jun 20
Jul 7
12pm
2pm
2pm
Magical Balloon Show - Rob Holladay

Magical Balloon Show – 


Join Rob Holladay, the Magical Balloon Guy, for a wild and wacky mix of side splitting comedy, mind boggling magic, and the most amazing balloon twisting you have ever seen.
All ages
 
Davis
Mon Jun 5 7pm
Play-and-Learn

Play & Learn – 


Playing is learning! Toddlers explore and connect in this unstructured and imaginative playtime. Parent/Caregiver participation is required.
Ages 18-36 months
(no meeting July 4)
 
Haggard
Parr
Schimelpfenig
Davis
Mondays
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Jun 5 - Aug 5
Jun 5 - Aug 5
Jun 5 - Aug 5
Jun 5 - Aug 5
11am
11am
10:30am
10am
Critterman Extra Furry

Critterman: Extra Furry – 


Meet amazing animals from around the world in an Extra Furry adventure (no snakes). Meet the toughest animal in all of Africa, a cousin of the kangaroo, an animal famous in American history, and more!
All ages

Parr
Mon Jun 5
3pm
James-Wand-graphic

James Wand Secret Agent Magic Show – 


Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to help James
Wand on an exciting mission of magic and mystery! Magic tricks, spy gadgets and lots of fun audience participation!
All ages
 
Harrington
Schimelpfenig
Davis
Tue
Sat
Wed
Jun 6
Jun 24
Aug 2
3pm
3pm
3pm

Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows: Three Billy Goats Gruff – 


Three goats must outwit a troll to reach the tasty apple trees.
All ages

Parr
Parr
Parr

Tue
Tue
Fri
Jun 6
Jun 6
Jun 9
11am
7pm
11am
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Trolls – 


(PG, 92 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Parr
Tue
Fri
Jun 6
Jun 16
2pm
2pm
Sensory-Storytime

Sensory Storytime – 


An interactive, inclusive storytime ideal for children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or short attention spans. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote learning - read books, sing songs, move around, and have fun! Visit the children’s desk or email sensorystorytime@plano.gov for more info and to check availability. Registration required in person at Davis and Haggard.
All ages
Registration opens May 24

Davis
Haggard
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Jun 7 - Aug 2
Jun 8 - Aug 3
2pm
11am
Art-Start

Art Start – 


Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands-on art activity each week. Things may get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program. 
Ages 3-6
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Parr
Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Wednesdays
Fridays
Mondays
Jun 7 - Aug 2
Jun 9 - Aug 4
Aug 7- Aug 14
11am
11am
11am
Henna

Henna Family Style – 


Learn about the fascinating history of henna and the many different ways to apply it. Try applying some henna designs with your family and have fun!
All ages
 
Schimelpfenig
Wed Jun 7 3pm
Make-It-Take-It-Movie

Movies & More: Moana – 


(PG, 113 min) Enjoy a movie with your family while making a related craft.
All ages

Harrington Thu Jun 8 3pm
Meet Author Steve Copling

Meet the Author: Steve Copling – 


Join us in a thrilling reading of a new young adult fantasy adventure, Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares, followed by a Q & A session with author Steve Copling. In this epic quest a young man stands between dangerous mythic creatures and all of humanity. Find out what inspired Steve Copling to write the series when he isn’t working as a captain with the Plano Police Department.
All ages

Harrington
Fri
Jun 9  3pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Secret Life of Pets – 


Movies: Secret Life of Pets – (PG, 90 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages
 
Davis
Parr
Fri
Mon
Jun 9
Jul 17
2pm
12pm
Animal-Adoption

Animal Adoption – 


Looking for a pet? Or just want to pet a dog or snuggle with a cat? Plano Animal Services will be at the library with pets available for adoption. Come and go.
All ages

Parr
Davis
Davis
Parr
Sat
Wed
Wed
Thu
Jun 10
Jun 14
Jul 19
Aug 3
1-5pm
1-5pm
1-5pm
1-5pm
Sci-Tech WOW Show

Sci-Tech WOW Show – 


Get excited about the wonders of science! Fun tricks, experiments, and demonstrations using everything from liquid nitrogen to leaf blowers and soda pop will teach you about the
effects of temperature change, phases of matter, pressure, and Bernoulli’s Principle.

All Ages

Davis
Parr
Schimelpfenig
Sat
Mon
Mon
Jun 10
Jun 19
Jul 17
3pm
3pm
3pm
18st-AIRSpace-workshop-graphic

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Artist Trading Cards – 


Challenge yourself to create miniature works of art that become Artist Trading Cards (ATC). You can trade your signed and dated small originals with your friends and fellow artists. See how many you can collect.
All ages

Harrington
Sat Jun 10
2pm
Ink-with-Joy-graphic

Ink with Joy Family Style – 


Spend time with family coloring books and our assortment of pencils, inks, gels, and even apps.
All ages

Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Parr
Sun
Sun
Wed
Jun 11
Jul 2
Aug 9
2pm
2pm
3pm

Readers-Waggers

Readers and Waggers – 


Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library, and read it to a Heart of Texas Therapy Dog. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Grades 1-5
 Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Parr
Schimelpfenig
Sun
Sun
Jun 11
Jul 23
2pm
2pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies Movies: Storks – 


Movies Movies: Storks – (PG, 89 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Davis
Schimelpfenig
Mon
Tue
Jun 12
Jun 27
12pm
2pm
Plano Symphony Orchestra - Pirate and Princess

Plano Symphony Orchestra: Pirate and Princess – 


Come dressed as a scalawag of a pirate or your favorite princess! Musical selections from Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, and many more will be performed by musicians from the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Families will hear familiar movie tunes as well as learn about instruments and the orchestra.
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Mon Jun 12
3pm
Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows: Gingerbread Boy – 


A gingerbread cookie eludes the hungry grasp of everyone who wants to catch him, until he meets a sly fox.
All ages
 
Haggard
Haggard
Tue
Wed
Jun 13
Jun 14

10:30am
10:30am

BooCoos-the-Clown

Boocoos the Clown – 


A one-man circus featuring juggling, plate spinning and balancing tricks, balloon twisting, and much more!
All ages

Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Tue
Wed
Jun 13
Jun 28
3pm
7pm
Sensory Storytime Curious

Curious about Sensory Storytime? – 


Visit and learn at one of these no-registration-required inclusive storytimes. All ages
All ages

Harrington
Parr
Tuesdays
Saturdays
Jun 13, 27
Jul 8, Aug 26
3pm
11am
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Zootopia – 


(PG, 108 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Davis

Parr

Tue
Mon
Fri
Jun 13
Jun 26
Jul 21
2pm
12pm
2pm
Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants: Be Your Own Superhero! – 


Celebrate the opening of the Captain Underpants movie with crafts, games and more!
All ages

Haggard
Thu Jun 15
3pm
Knightly Storytime

Knightly Storytime – 


My Lords, my Ladies, visit and listen to one of the noble knights from Medieval Times as he reads one of his favorite stories about the Middle Ages. Don’t forget your camera!
All ages

Harrington
Schimelpfenig
Thu
Wed
Jun 15
Jul 12
10:30am
10:30am
Snake Encounters

Snake Encounters – 


Herpetologist Daryl Sprout brings comedy, magic, education, and 17 different snakes from around the world. It’s a whirlwind experience that is fast-paced, electric and enormous fun.
All ages

Haggard
Sat Jun 17
3pm
Trains-Trains-Trains

Trains! Trains! Trains! – 


Bring your favorite train lover to see the Narrow Gauge model train exhibit provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club. The Spring Creek Model Railroad Club was formed in 1986 and has evolved into one of DFW’s largest and most unique HO and HOn3 layouts. Club members are responsible for the creation, design, maintenance, and improvement of the club’s layouts. They model many eras from the 1880’s to the present, and operate steam, diesel, freight and passenger equipment.
All ages

Harrington
Harrington
Sat
Sun
Jun 17
Jun 18
10am-6pm
1-5pm
Elephant and Piggie

Meet Elephant and Piggie – 


Visit and do an activity with Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems’ early reader series. Don’t forget your camera!  
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Haggard
Parr
Davis
Harrington
Sat
Mon
Wed
Thu
Fri
Jun 17
Jun 19
Jun 21
Jun 22
Jun 23
11am
7pm
3pm
3pm
10:30am
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Book Buddies – 


Work on your Summer Reading goal, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, or just listen to a story! Our teen volunteers will be available for one-on-one or small group storytimes. They will read to you, or you can read to them! Avoid the summer slide and get reading recommendations from community teens. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
All ages
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Davis
Sun
Sun
Jun 18
Jun 25, Jul 9
2pm
2pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: The BFG – 


(PG, 117 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Davis
Schimelpfenig
Mon
Tue
Jun 19
Jul 25
12pm
2pm
Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows: Soup Opera – 


A diner just wants to eat his soup!
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Davis
Davis
Davis
Mon
Wed
Fri
Tue
Wed
Sat
Jun 19
Jun 21
Jun 23
Jul 11
Jul 12
Jul 15
10:30am
10:30am
11am
11am
7pm
11am
Crafts for Early Readers

Crafts for Early Readers – 


Create literacy activities to take home in this hands-on session. Learn about early literacy resources and ways to turn your child into a lifelong reader! Come and go.
Ages 3-6

Davis
Tue Jun 20
3-4pm
Perot Superhero Science

Perot Superhero Science – 


It’s a bird, it’s a plane - no, it’s Super Hero Science! Discover the science behind super heroes and their amazing powers during this interactive show that explores energy, forces and motion, smart materials, magnetism, levitation and properties of light. Presented by Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
All ages

Harrington
Tue Jun 20
3pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Sing! – 


(PG, 108 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Davis
Schimelpfenig
Parr

Mon
Tue
Fri
Jun 5
Jun 20
Jul 7
12pm
2pm
2pm
McLeod Nine String Duo

McLeod Nine String Duo – 


The McLeods have been hailed as one of the most exciting and interesting musical acts in the roots music scene. Their original songs, accented with their unique mix of original and traditional instrumental selections, span a wide range of musical worlds from Celtic to Cajun.
All ages

Davis
Wed Jun 21
3pm
Family Place Library

Family Place Parent/Child Playgroup – 


Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with child development specialists. Registration required in person at Harrington.
Ages 0-3
Registration opens June 5
Registration Required
Harrington
Thursdays Jun 22 - Jul 20
9-10:15am
Tape Town

Tape Town – 


Explore and build a mini town made of tape with toy cars, blocks, and more!
All ages


Parr
Harrington
Thu
Sun
Jun 22
Jul 16
3pm
2pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Moana – 


(PG, 113 min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Parr
Schimelpfenig
Davis
Fri
Tue
Mon
Jun 23
Jul 11
Jul 24
2pm
2pm
12pm
18st-AIRSpace-workshop-graphic

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Pattern Repetition – 


Ignite your creative energy in black and white with a dot, dash, line or shape to create various designs with a repeating motif. There is no limit as to what you can image.
All ages

Harrington
Sat Jun 24
2pm
Puppet Shows

Puppet Shows: Rhyming Dust Bunnies – 


Four dust bunnies (and a Big Mean Dust bunny) rhyme all the time and try to stay out of trouble!
All ages

Harrington
Harrington
Mon
Thu
Jun 26
Jun 29
10:30am
3pm
Bubble-Show-Bernadette

Blow a Bigger Bubble – 


You will be WOWED by bubbles that begin tiny and progressively get bigger and bigger. Highlights of the show include an audience volunteer brought up for a “bubble hairdo.”
All ages

Schimelpfenig
Mon Jun 26
3pm
Mad Science

Engineers Shape the World – 


Dare to walk on eggs? Make wooden structures fall due to earthquakes? Join Mad Science to discover the engineering challenges common to everything we build.
All ages

Davis
Parr

Tue
Mon
Jun 27
Jul 17
1pm, 3pm
7pm
Wayne and Karen Brown - Ocean Adventure

Ocean Adventure – 


Ocean explorers, Wayne and Karen Brown, bring their worldwide ocean explorations to life with their high-energy, fast-paced, multimedia presentations that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography.
All ages

Haggard
Wed Jun 28
3pm

Hanging Crafts – 


Have you noticed the hanging crafts at the Davis Library? Now you can create your own July-themed crafts that you can take home or leave for us to hang up!
All ages

Davis
Thu Jun 29
3pm
Movies Movies Movies

Movies: Finding Dory – 


(PG, 97min) Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack!
All ages

Parr
Fri Jun 30
2pm