Schimelpfenig Library

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Schimelpfenig Library


5024 Custer Road
972-769-4200

Hours


Monday-Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

 
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  1. Check Out a Wonder Book

    Kids will love these read-along multisensory audiobooks books, now available for checkout. The books are geared for ages 3-10 years. Search wonderbook in the library catalog. Additional Info...
  2. Read Books in Urdu

    Materials in Urdu are available for check out at Davis Library. A significant number of Plano residents speak the language, and worldwide there are over 100 million native speakers of Urdu. Read on...
  3. 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...
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  1. History
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Shimelpfenig LibraryFrom 1970-1974 the population of Plano grew more than 92 percent and the City decided to build a second library. Two Bond elections were held in 1975 ($790,000) and 1980 ($307,000) to purchase land and construct a new library complete with a basement. The 26,246 square feet Louise Ernestine Rammers Schimelpfenig Library opened in June 1980 with a collection of 25,000 volumes. The library’s name commemorates the efforts of Louise Schimelpfenig who opened her personal book collection to the community in 1884 and provided the city’s earliest library service. In 1997 the library was renovated and expanded to 30,000 square feet on two floors.