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. Playing is Learning!

    Bring your toddler to the library and let them explore and connect in an unstructured and imaginative playtime. Read on...
  2. Friends Book Sale

    Come to the Friends annual Book Sale July 25-27 at the Plano Event Center and support the library. There will be nearly 100,000 gently used items for sale; most priced $2 or less. Read on...
  3. Money as You Grow Storytime

    See how you can weave money skills into the time you already spend reading to your kids at home and how to adapt the conversation to where your child is developmentally. For children ages 3-6 at Haggard – Friday, July 26 - 11am 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.