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. Playing is Learning!

    Bring your toddler to the library and let them explore and connect in an unstructured and imaginative playtime. Read on...
  2. Friends Book Sale

    Come to the Friends annual Book Sale July 25-27 at the Plano Event Center and support the library. There will be nearly 100,000 gently used items for sale; most priced $2 or less. Read on...
  3. Tour Historic Plano

    Take a tour of historic Plano without leaving the library! Visit with local museums and historic places from around town as you chart your walk. Haggard – Thursday, August 1 - 3pm Additional Info...
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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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