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

 
  1. Teens – Navigate Your Future

    Start preparing to manage money without help from your parents. Learn ways to think about careers and how to navigate the education path to get there. Parr – Monday, June 17 - 2-4pm. Read on...
  2. Join Teen Street Team

    Teens let your creative voices be heard! Help create the teen experiences you would like to see at the Plano Libraries by joining the Plano Public Library Teen Street Team (TST). Submit your application from June 1 – June 30. Read on...
  3. What’s That App?

    Parents – learn about some of the most popular applications used by children and young teens. Studies show that children ages 8-18 are spending on average 7.5 hours a day in front of some screen. Davis Library - Friday, June 21 – 9:30-11am. 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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