Posted on: June 20, 2017

Share Your Pet Tails & Tags with the Plano Animal Shelter

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The Plano Animal Shelter wants to recognize your faithful furry friends through a one-of-a-kind art piece. Andrea Davis, a local artist, is creating a mosaic of colored tags in patterns around highlighted tags.

Highlighted tags will be donated old or expired tags from memorable pets. One highlighted tag belonged to Gertie, our shelter mascot who passed away a few years ago. We’d like your help selecting a people’s choice tag. A third tag will be chosen by a team...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Explore Becoming a Animal Shelter Foster

If you've thought about fostering a shelter pet, join us for the Fun with Fostering Open House on June 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Plano Animal Shelter,.

Fosters are needed throughout the year but summertime is when we hit peak capacity. Not only do help pet with a place to stay, you also prepare them to be better pets for their forever home.

The Open House is a come-and-go event with snacks, drinks and fac...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Bobcats and Coyotes Sightings in Plano

• Bobcats have never injured a single person in Plano’s history. Even children are too big to be considered a meal as the bobcats in this area hunt only animals that are rabbit sized or smaller.

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Battling the Buzz this Summer

As the warmer weather rolls in and summer begins, so does mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes. The City has begun what...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

2016-17 Fire Prevention Poster Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners at the District Level for the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest! See the winning posters here

Congratulations to the winners of the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest that placed at the District Level this month! These winning posters now move on to State Level competition. They will be judged at the State Conference of the State Firemen&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity Makes Upswing

The approval of 14 Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between February and April, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and 12 approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved 2 CAs, which included:
    • Awning roof replac...
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Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Council Approves Tax Exemptions for 82 Heritage Properties

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Eighty-two heritage resource properties were approved by Plano City Council to receive tax exemptions on April 10.

The City’s annual Heritage Tax Exemption Program was established in 1984 as an incentive for owners of historic properties to maint...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Plano's National Register Nomination Receives Unanimous State Approval

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The City of Plano has submitted an application for Historic Downtown Plano to be listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

On May 20, the Texas Historical Commission’s History Programs Division recommended unanimous approval of Downtown Plano’s ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Experience Summer Camps with Heritage Preservation Partners

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Keep your kids busy this summer by participating in summer camps hosted by the Interurban Railway Museum and the Heritage Farmstead Museum.

There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy - from engineering adventures at the Interurban to sack races a...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Saigling House Inches Closer to National & State Designations

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A nomination to have the Saigling House listed on the National Register of Historic Places will be considered by the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review on Sept. 16 in Midland.

An application is also being prepared to have the hou...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Vital to Victory: How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed the World

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There’s still time to see the Interurban Railway Museum’s new contemporary exhibit - Vital to Victory-How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed The World.

The exhibit features the often-untold lives of women in the rail industry, from ear...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

What's the Latest on the Downtown Mural Project Update?

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The Plano Art Association is partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association to launch a new project that brings the first three murals to Downtown Plano.

On May 23, the Heritage Commission approved a concept design of the first mural, which will b...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Wrap Up Historic Preservation Month

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We celebrated National Historic Preservation Month in May. A proclamation was presented by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere on May 8 to the Heritage Commission and the City’s heritage preservation partners.

With assistance from the Interurban Railway Muse...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Go Wildcats! Leave a Mark on Plano History

During their time at Wildcat Stadium, Plano won the state championship in 1965, 1967 and 1971. A marker created by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and funded by the City of Plano Heritage Preservation Grant program was placed at Williams F...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Changes Expedite CA Approvals

The effects of improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) applications can be seen during the last quarter. Eighty-eight percent of CAs were approved by the Planning Department staff without requiring Heritage Commission review.

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Doing Work? Need a CA? We've Improved the Process

A CA, or Certificate of Appropriateness, is required prior to beginning any exterior improvement projects on locally-designated heritage properties or properties within the Haggard Park or Downtown Heritage Resource Districts. Over the past year, city sta...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

What's Your Sign? Maybe It's Time to Modify

At the request of the Downtown Plano merchants, two sign modifications to the Zoning Ordinance have been approved by City Council for the Downtown Business/Government District.

These modifications include:

  • Allowance for painted mural signs. Previous...
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Posted on: August 17, 2016

How Plano Got Started in Historic Preservation

What shapes Plano's identity? It's our history. In 1979, rapid population growth threatened our historic resources. That prompted Plano's forefathers to adopt a Historic Landmark Preservation Ordinance. The ordinance established the city's heritage progra...Read on...


Posted on: May 12, 2017

2017 Summer Programs and Classes at the Library

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Build your knowledge, build your vocabulary and build your imagination with great classes and programs at the library this summer. Engage highlights opportunities to learn, create and connect. Sign up for summer reading and set your own reading goal.

Remember, summer reading is part of Explore Plano. Develop your creativity at 18st AIRSpace by observing and working alongside various artists. Take classes in 3-D printing, Photoshop or metal working. Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse on August 21? Lea...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Get to Know Your Ordinance: Grass

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To ensure Plano neighborhoods remain safe and beautiful, please cut your grass shorter than 12 inches. Property Standards implements grass height requirements for the purpose of health and safety. High grass and weeds can be a feeding ground for insects a...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Give Back in Your Neighborhood Through Volunteering!

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Plano CARES connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. While most residential violations are quickly resolved, those who are not able to correct violations because of physical or financial hardships ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

How First-Time Homebuyers Program Works

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The Community Services Division offers various housing assistance programs including, the First Time Homebuyer program. A First Time Homebuyer is defined as an individual that has not owned a home in the last three years. The program is directed at low-to...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Roundtable Recap

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Below is a recap of the evening’s discussions as well as some highlights from Beverly Gallagher’s presentation. Beverly is passionate and caring, and was an inspiration to many (again from our evaluation responses!)

Some of the great engagement ideas that ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Pop-Up Party Trailer!

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If you are a registered HOA, Neighborhood Association, or Crime Watch Group with the City of Plano reserve your Pop-Up Party Trailer today! The trailer includes tables, chairs, picnic tables, games, and much more! If you are interested in reserving the tr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

$2 Swimming and TMC Family Swim Night/Luau

Mondays are wetter and more fun with Moonlight Mondays at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). Take a dip in the outdoor pool for just $2 per person from 7 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 14.

Come back on Thursday, July 6 for TMC Family Swim Night/Luau.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy dinner and swimming at the Swim Night for $5 per person. Dinner includes a burger, chips, drink and ice cream. A special thanks to In-N-Out Burger for their support and the yummy burgers.

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Explore Becoming an Animal Shelter Foster

If you've thought about fostering a shelter pet, join us for the Fun with Fostering Open House on June 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Plano Animal Shelter,.

Fosters are needed throughout the year but summertime is when we hit peak capacity. Not only do help pet with a place to stay, you also prepare them to be better pets for their forever home.

The Open House is a come-and-go event with snacks, drinks and fac...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Make Summer a New Adventure with Explore Plano

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You don't have to go far to keep busy this summer. From June 1 through August 31, Explore Plano features challenges to bring you closer to the community where you live. Participation is free and easy.

There are nine self-paced challenges each month, leaving plenty of time to work in family vacations and summer camps. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for the Explore Plano e-news for challenge and prize details.
  2. Share your progress and experiences on soc...
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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Make Your Barbecue Sizzle... Not Buzz!

Dust off the grill and invite your friends over. Just be sure to plan ahead for the worst party crasher of all time - the mosquito. He's sure to add a buzz that leaves your guests swatting and running for the door.

Plano’s Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has your back and is taking measures to protect you from mosquitoes. A green-friendly larvicide called Natular is being placed in strategic locations around the city where mosquitoes hav...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading is Here!

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Get a library card online or at your nearest Plano library and start today!

Sign up for Summer Reading here!
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for certain homemade goods to be sold.

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Celebrate Great Pets and July Fourth

June 20, 2017 Plano City News

Share your pet's story for the Plano Animal Shelter art contest, find a schedule of July Fourth events and nominate someone for an Environmental Community Award in this Plano City News issue.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 2,580 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Things to Know in Plano, June 19-24

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#1 Beat the Heat With Moonlight Mondays

What better way to cap off your Monday than with a relaxing dip in the pool? The outdoor pool at Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (5801 W. Parker Road) offers you and your family an evening respite with Moonlight Monday...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Ken Sumrow Q&A

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As Ken Sumrow celebrates his 40th year as Director of Tennis for High Point Tennis Center this month, the former tennis coach for Plano Senior High School took a few moments to reflect on his career as the contracted tennis pro for Plano Parks and Recreat...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

What’s happening right now at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve?

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Anyone who has driven down Los Rios Boulevard lately has probably noticed a lot of earth being turned over at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. While it may not look so pretty now, the result of this project will actually give more recreation and natu...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Meet your Urban Forester: Angela Kralik

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Angela Kralik is mother of three, but you could also say she is a mother to about 1.7 million public and private trees in Plano as well. Our urban forester takes great care when it comes to making sure these renewable resources live full and healthy lives...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Our guide to Plano Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

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Summer is officially upon us, and if you are still looking for ways to keep the kiddos occupied over the next couple of months Plano Parks and Recreation has plenty of summer camp options to choose from.

Camp registration closes the Friday before each camp...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Free Play in the Park program kicks off June 7 at Willowcreek Park

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Looking for something fun for the kids to do without breaking the budget? Sometimes the best method for making lasting memories is through the simplest of activities. For us, that consists of giving children the gift of play in the great outdoors. That&am...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Summer swimming roundup—your guide to Plano’s pools

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Our pools open for Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool) including Monday, from 1-6 p.m. at all pools. Summer daily hours begin June 5. 

All of our aquatic facilities also offer rental options for parties. Click here for mo...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Summer camp sneak peek: GoApe and FlowRider added to outdoor activities

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Our exploration of summer camp fun in Plano continues with a look at our outdoor recreation camps. Featuring a mix of everything, our weeklong Sports Camp and Scramble Ramble are sure to thrill any child age 10 to 16 who likes to stay on the move. We&...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Busy parents count on Camp Connections for flexible summer hours

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For most kids, summer break means letting loose and sleeping in, but for busy parents it can be a real source of anxiety. These days it’s an all too common conundrum: how do you ensure a fun-filled summer for your kids without breaking the budge...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve improvements could bring Plano’s first destination playground

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Since its creation in 2009, this preserve has become an ideal escape for runners, hikers, cyclists and photographers alike.  Its abundant wildlife and picturesque views make Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve the pride of Plano.

But Oak Point Pa...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Paddle up: Liberty Recreation Center now offers Pickleball open play

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Now, thanks to the staff at Liberty Recreation Center, Plano will have one more place to paddle up with friends. Located at 2601 Glencliff Drive, the center will begin offering new open play hours for this fun and fast-paced sport on Tuesdays and Thursday...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Plano Parks and Recreation Open House on June 29 Seeks Input for New Master Plan

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New plan to guide open space, recreation amenities for next 20 years

The Plano Parks and Recreation Department will hold an open house June 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Plano Event Center as the department works to update its master plan. This meeting is for residents of all ages, as the department hopes to solicit feedback from al...

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Plano Master Plan Information
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Beginning Wednesday, June 14, the pond at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve will be open for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding from dawn to dusk. The general public is welcome to use their own canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board. &n...

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Information about Paddling at Oak Point
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

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Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway. As part of the renovations, a number of existing trees will be removed and replaced with 62 new, 4-inch caliper trees in their place.

These exciting new park updates include a complete renovatio...

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View the Carpenter Park Master Plan
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Senior Recreation Center expansion plans nearing completion, under review

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Plans for expansion and renovation of the Plano Senior Recreation Center are nearing completion and have been submitted to the City’s Engineering Department for review. 

However, this project has unique challenges that most recreation ce...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Study: Plano Parks and Recreation Contributes Millions to Local Economy

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At an April 24 Plano City Council preliminary meeting, the Trust for Public Land shared its findings from a study conducted to explore the economic benefits provided by the city’s park and recreation system. Plano Parks and Recreation engaged the TPL in a...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Plano Parks and Recreation will begin improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve in March 2017. The improvement work includes the following items:

  • New concrete recreational trail approximately 1.3 miles in length to complete two large trail loops...
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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Come Play with Us this Summer!

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Summer Camp Registration is Open

Plano Parks and Recreation summer camp registration is now open. Camps offer a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor activities including sports, creative arts, fishing, water games, swimming, nature and more! Spots fill up fast, so register today! For a c...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Oak Point Recreation Center is Closed for Renovations

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The long awaited renovation and expansion of Oak Point Recreation Center has begun! The center closed on Wednesday, February 1 and re-open in the fall of 2017. Expansion plans include the addition of a locker room and weight room, which will include new w...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Park Construction Projects

Many Plano parks are currently under design, construction and/or renovation over the next several years. For a complete list of these projects, visit the parks construction page at the link below which provides updates and photos of some of the work in p...Read on...

Park Construction Updates

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Keep America Beautiful Presents Plano with its President’s Circle Award

City of Plano Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence by Keep America Beautiful.

Keep America Beautiful presented the City of Plano with its President’s Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exe...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Mi Cocina Helps Clean and Oranize Senior Center Kitchen

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Thank you to Mi Cocina Bent Tree for helping out at the Senior Center! The group spent a morning cleaning and organizing the Gazebo Cafe kitchen.

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Intel Security Braves Rain to Volunteer at Arbor Hills

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Despite the rainy weather, 35 Intel Security volunteers came out to Arbor Hills on May 19 to perform a day of service. Dressed in coats, ponchos, and boots, the volunteers pulled invasive plants that were encroaching on the park's shrubs and grasses. Thi...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.


Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Book Clubs Abridged

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Plano Public Library boasts five book clubs with meetings at four of the libraries. The Brown Bag and Second Tuesday book clubs are more traditional clubs featuring favorite and popular books, while the Mystery Book Club focuses on a wide range of mysteri...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Cheers For Volunteers!

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Plano libraries benefit every week from the contributions of volunteers. Volunteers in Plano (VIP) creates and supports meaningful community engagement and facilitates community partnerships which elevate City services and the quality of life in Plano. Du...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Congrats, 2017 Bookmark Contest Winners!

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Each year Friends of the Plano Public Library sponsors a bookmark design contest. Printed winning bookmarks are available at the libraries. Visit and see large banners featuring the winning designs at the following libraries: 

Ages 5-7 | Harringto...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Full STEAM Ahead

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Even before your children start school they can get a glimpse of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The library offers exciting Early Learning STEAM programs geared towards preschoolers all year long. This month, join us at Tiny Tec...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May The FOURTH Be With You!

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Time to release your inner Jedi and visit the Plano Public Library - your community Star Wars hub. With more than 700 items in our collection related to the galactic franchise, we are a one-stop Star Wars shop.  

Clear your schedule and check out ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ozobot, Python and RaspberryPi: Teen Kits For Aspiring Geeks

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Create your own video game or watch BB-8 roll around your living room! What, you say? Check out the new Teen Kits at the Plano Public Library. Learn 21st-century skills such as coding, chess and circuitry, then put your innovation and creativity to work.&...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rev Up For Summer: Road Trips And Travel Tips

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Whether you're taking a romantic trip for two to an exotic destination or a family road trip, find all the resources needed to plan a trip at your Plano Public Library. We have guidebooks for regions, countries and states as well as specialty gui...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading Is Almost Here

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Enjoy Summer Reading kick off parties at all five libraries on Saturday, June 3 with plenty of fun for all ages. 

Haggard Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

Enjoy a balloon artist or build with Legos. 

Harrington Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

Play with ballo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Let NoveList "Select" Your Next Read

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Meet NoveList Select, a database which integrates with the Plano Libraries' online catalog to provide you with instant personalized recommendations, read-a-likes and detailed information on items of interest. In other words, meet your personal li...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Libraries TRANSFORM

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 Libraries are not only places to find great resources, but also places of great influence in people's lives. To see how the Plano Libraries transformed our community this past year, check out A Year in the Life of the Plano Libraries!&a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Make Your (book)Mark

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Be at Harrington Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 for the big reveal. Winners have been notified and will be recognized at the event. 

Enjoy hands-on art activities and meet the 18st AIRSpace Artist In Residence Lisa Covert. She has mate...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Print Your Imagination in 3D

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Have you noticed the ever-whooshing and clicking 3D printer right next to the Davis Library front desk? It's actually available for public use!  

The price to print your own 3D-print object is 20 cents per gram. Simply submit a flash driv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

You DO Say...

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Pronunciator provides fun and easy ways to learn to speak, read and write any of 80 languages. It offers unrivaled instruction with an ample number of self-directed activities for each language to keep you learning for years. Select a language to learn, t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Color Your World

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On Saturday, March 11, Davis Library celebrates the Hindu Holi Festival. Also known as The Festival of Colors, the celebration marks, among other things, the beginning of spring and the end of winter. 

This year the library offers fun for everyone...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Learn Basic Computer Skills For FREE En Español

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Bienvenidos! Do you (or someone you know) need to learn how to use a computer? The library offers several Spanish-language technology training courses this March and April at Harrington Library.

Technology classes are designed for people with little to no ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Texas History? Family History!

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One of the most meaningful ways to explore and celebrate the history of Texas is to learn more about your ancestors, especially if your lineage originated in Texas. Our Genealogy Center, located in the basement of Haggard Library, is home to an extensive ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Toot, Toot! Clang, Clang!

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The Spring Creek Model Railroad Club will demonstrate steam-driven and diesel trains on three different tracks: a Narrow Gauge (Hon3) on the upper level and two Intermediate Gauge (HO) tracks on the lower level. Trains run during the library's op...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

E-Mazing Resources

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Want to be more mobile? There are apps for that! OverDrive is an amazing place to find a good eBook or eAudiobook. Discover fiction and non-fiction selections, plus special collections for kids and teens to help find age-appropriate books. OneClick Digita...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Ready, Set, Binge!

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Get the popcorn ready and the couch cleared! Your entertainment is covered with the libraries' new binge boxes - themed collections of DVDs to check out for three weeks. Each binge box contains between four and nine movies to satisfy your viewing...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

The Stars Of Texas Are Upon You

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Join the Stars of Texas Book Club to meet and engage in lively discussions with local North Texas authors. From February through April, Haggard Library hosts a 7 p.m. session each month featuring a different author with their recent books, all of which ar...

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