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 Summer Programs and Classes at the Library

    This summer be a space explorer at the library and learn more about our galaxy. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing by making a UFO, exploring black holes, creating a nebula, embroidering a constellation and finding the missing spaceship. Read on...
  2. All Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

    All libraries and book drops will be closed May 26 and 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.
  3. Teen Street Team Open House

    Teens and parents – Come to the Teen Street Team open house Tuesday, May 28 – 6:30 pm at Haggard Library. Find out what is required to join, pick up an application, talk to current members and learn about the group. Read on...
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  1. History
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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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