Top Five Free Things to Do at Your Plano Public Library This May

Reading recommendations, genealogy workshops, digital newspapers and video streaming… 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 available from your public library to use at home for all your educating and entertaining needs:

Virtual storytime // photos courtesy Plano Public Library

1. Watch virtual storytime on Facebook 

(all ages)

Your Plano Public Library is hosting a daily storytime weekdays at 11 a.m. on the PPL Facebook page! Tune in for interesting stories, literacy tips, rhymes and songs, the hokey-pokey and of course to see the fantastic library staff you know and love. Virtual storytime is for the whole family. For additional early learning activities, check out the Early Learning page on the Plano Library Learns blog.

Get the latest scoop on small businesses and COVID-19

2. Get the latest scoop on small businesses and COVID-19

(ages 18+, registration required) 

SCORE is presenting an online workshop via Zoom with Plano Public Library, sharing the latest information about the Small Business Association’s and other’s programs that affect small business owners due to COVID-19, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program. This live webinar on Tuesday, May 5 at 4 p.m. will discuss what’s presently in place and try to answer your questions on how to apply, when to apply and what other resources are there to assist you. Register online here.

SCORE will also present their Intro to Writing a Business Plan on Monday, May 18 at 4 p.m. This workshop is designed to help you get started on writing a Business Plan, learn the importance of having a plan and some of the essential elements needed to put you on the right path. Register online here.

Turn busy into productive

3. Turn busy into productive

(ages 18+, registration required)

Debra Austin of Chaos2Results Business Coaching is hosting a Turn Busy Into Productive online workshop via Zoom with Plano Public Library on Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. Are you ready to take control of your day, find the time you need and say no to timewasters? Learn to identify and manage distractions, increase your productivity, manage your email and more. Register online here.

Debra Austin will also present Surviving to Thriving: Setting & Achieving Your Goals on Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m. Register online here.

Dine in with the library

4. Dine in with the library 

(ages 18+, registration required)

The typical Cook the Book session met in person, sharing a cooked dish – and now it’s virtual! On May 19 at 1 p.m., join other local home bakers and chefs (beginner to professional!) via Zoom to share your favorite “Dining In” recipe. Prepare the dish and be ready to discuss with other cooking enthusiasts. This can be your fave appetizer, main course or dessert, and whether you cooked it for the first time or have had it grace your table for decades. Register online here.

Work on your conversation skills virtually

5. Work on your conversation skills virtually

(ages 18+, registration required)

Small Talk is a weekly English conversational program for adults who speak English as an additional language and want to increase their skills and experience. Small Talk meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. online via Zoom. Register online here.


If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. One of our library staff will reach out to get your account complete. While the libraries are closed, follow Plano Public Library on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to watch virtual programs like storytime and other family activities, with plans for more!

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