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. 2019 Fall Programs and Classes at the Library

    Getting there is half the fun. This fall, explore transportation and how to get there by plane, car, train or sailboat. Read on...
  2. Job Skills: Resume Class

    Learn about tools and resources that can help you create an effective and memorable resume at Schimelpfenig Library on Tuesday, August 27 at 7pm. Additional Info...
  3. Property Maintenance Workshop

    Property Standards Specialists will answer questions about maintaining your home and property on Saturday, August 24 from 8am-12pm at Davis Library. 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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