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. Rural Texas Women at Work on Exhibit

    Immerse yourself in the changes that swept across rural Texas during the Great Depression and World War II. The exhibit is on display at Schimelpfenig Library, March 1-31. Additional Info...
  2. Pop-Up Author – Gretchen Rubin Appearing

    With clarity and humor, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work. Read on...
  3. Wonder Café: Everywhere Science

    Have you ever wondered how anything survives an extreme event: fire, water, lightning, cold, or high-velocity impacts? Explore and design with Brian Chaput, engineer with Sanmina on Saturday, March 23 - 3pm at Schimelpfenig Library. 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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