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. Schimelpfenig Library Renovations

    Schimelpfenig Library is getting new carpet and furniture. The main part of the library and bookdrops will be closed November 4–16. Items may be returned at any of the other Plano libraries. Programs will still be hosted in the lobby program room. Read on...
  2. Genealogy Lock-In

    Spend the day with other genealogy enthusiasts and add to your research capability. The 9th annual event features webinars, Texas genealogy libraries, one-on-one assistance, and genealogy history groups. Read on...
  3. Adulting 101

    Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you’re supposed to already know how to do? The four sessions will cover finances, job and career, how to be healthy and personal safety. Read on...
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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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