Top Five Free Things to Do at Your Plano Public Library this April

Performances by Plano Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Black Dance Theater, French storytime, Pop-up author book discussion, and Smithsonian exhibits… for free?

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – we’re #morethanbooks! See what’s happening this month at the five public libraries near you:

photos courtesy Plano Public Library

1. Mini Maestros

(ages 3-6 with parent / caregiver)

Preschoolers and parents can come to the library to be loud! Join us for a musical storytime experience: Learn basic musical concepts like pitch and rhythm with books, songs and interactive activities enhanced with live music. Mini Maestros meets weekly from April 4-25 at 10 a.m. at Davis Library. Can’t make it to the program? Check out our Preschool STEAM Kit: Junior Rhythm Band and take music and instruments home with you!

2. STEAM Stop

(ages 0-100)

STEAM Stop is a great way to begin your path to science, technology, engineering, arts and math at PPL. Stop by and learn a little bit about all things STEAM! Complete experiments, play with robots and circuits, build stuff with junk, let your artistic side shine and sharpen math skills with games. STEAM Stop meets at Harrington Library on April 14 from 2-4 p.m.

3. Thinking Money

(ages 0-100, limited space)

Celebrate Money Smart Week with the upcoming Thinking Money exhibit this April. Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible. Learn the Art of Money and make your own currency at Haggard Library on April 21 at 3 p.m.; embrace the art of saving money by decorating your own piggy bank with actual shredded money from the U.S. Treasury at Davis Library on April 14 at 3 p.m.; and browse our Art Shop using a budget to create a masterpiece at Schimelpfenig Library on April 15 at 2 p.m. and Haggard Library on April 28 at 3 p.m.

4. Painting Party: Scrape Painting

(ages 18+, limited space)

If you are a fan of abstract art or just looking for a fun painting opportunity, join us for Painting Party: Scrape Art! We will be using acrylic paints to create unique pieces using a scraping technique. All materials will be provided and this program is for adults only. Supplies are limited, so please show up 30 minutes ahead to get a spot. Painting Party meets at Schimelpfenig Library on April 24 at 7 p.m. Painting Party is grant-funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

5. Safety Storytime: Fire Safety

(ages 0-100 with parent/caregiver)

City of Plano’s own firefighters will share all things fire safety at this family storytime! Learn about the gear our firefighters wear, how to stay safe in your home and take a picture with a fire truck. Fire Safety Storytime meets at Davis Library on April 28 at 11 a.m.


If you live in Plano, getting a card is easy – and free! Head to any of the five public libraries, bring proof of address, and fill out a quick application. In minutes you’ll have immediate access to hundreds of thousands of learning and recreational reading and watching materials, daily programming, and online resources for your personal or professional life.

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