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

Top 5 Free Things To Do this June // photos courtesy Plano Public Library

3D printing classes, animal adventures, art workshops, photo and video editing tutorials… for free?

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

Celebrate 30 years at Haggard Library // photos courtesy Plano Public Library
Celebrate 30 years at Haggard Library // photos courtesy Plano Public Library

1. Celebrate 30 years at Haggard Library

(ages 0-100)

Haggard Library, on Coit between Park and Parker, first opened to the Plano community in 1989, so they are celebrating with a birthday party! Come to Haggard Library on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for two packed hours of button making, big games, cookies and more. Share your favorite Haggard Library memory, learn about the library’s history and decorate a birthday card with them.

Become a space explorer
Become a space explorer

2. Become a space explorer

(various ages)

This summer marks 50 years since the historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969, and PPL is celebrating all summer long with a plethora of space-themed events! From Do-It-Yourself UFO (June 6 at Harrington Library) to Virtual Reality Painting (June 13 at Parr Library) to Art in the Universe: Glitter Glow Galaxy Painting (June 22 at Harrington Library) and beyond, there is plenty for all ages to do. See pages 4-5 of the summer Engage brochure for additional programs and details.

Weave money skills into reading time
Weave money skills into reading time

3. Weave money skills into reading time

(ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver)

It is never too early to talk to your child about money, and at PPL’s Money As You Grow Storytime, you will learn how to integrate money topics and skills into the time you may already spend reading as a family. This storytime occurs monthly, beginning Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Haggard Library.

Adopt a local animal
Adopt a local animal

4. Adopt a local animal

(ages 0-100)

Are you looking for a new dog to join the family, or just want to snuggle with a kitten? Plano Animal Services will be at Haggard Library on Saturday, June 15 from 1 – 5 p.m. with pets available for adoption. Before you come by, learn about the animal adoption process, fees and more on the Animal Services Adoption Information website.

Exercise your writing skills
Exercise your writing skills

5. Exercise your writing skills

(various age groups)

If you like to write and want to boost your skills, Plano Public Library has a workshop for you! Teens in grades 6-12 can come to the Teens Write Now workshops series, on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. from June 5 – July 17 at Parr Library, to share their work, exchange ideas and discuss being a writer. Adults, ages 18 and over, can work on their writing skills at The Write Workshop, hosted at Schimelpfenig Library on Sunday, June 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. to focus on merging content with style and deliver a story with purposeful craftsmanship.


If you live in Plano, getting a card is easy – and free! Fill out an application online, come by any of the five libraries with a photo ID and proof of address, and 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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