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. Calling All Innovators at Wonder Café with Toyota

    Get a close-up look at Toyota’s new Lexus LC500 and GR Supra at Parr Library this Saturday. Wonder Café features Toyota representatives presenting at 2pm on innovations in safety, design and technology. Read on...
  2. 2020 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

    This spring Haggard Library is hosting the Thinking Money for Kids exhibit to teach elementary age kids and adults about financial literacy. Read on...
  3. Winter Break at Plano Public Library

    Check out the programs we have for kids, tweens, teens, and families at the Library during winter break. 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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