Top 5 Free Things to do at your Plano Public Library this March

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library (PPL) has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – PPL is #morethanbooks! Check out some of their upcoming events – in-person and virtual – for all your educating and entertaining needs:


1. Buy a bag of books
(all ages)

Friends of the Plano Public Library is hosting another Buy a Bag of Books Sale from Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 13. Thousands of used books (and sometimes DVDs, records and audiobooks) are available for all ages for just $10 per bag, which is provided. This sale is cash and exact change only, and the sale will be open when the library is: M-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. (last bag sold 30 minutes prior to close). All proceeds go to Friends of the Plano Public Library to benefit the five Plano libraries.


2. Spend Spring Break with the library
(all ages)

The library ramps up event offerings during spring break, and there is something for everyone. Here are some highlights: 

See our full calendar for dozens more programs at the library during Spring Break.

3. Start a business

SCORE Mentor Don Walter is hosting a workshop designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn what is really needed of them to start and run a successful business. Meet Don and learn from his vast experience on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Haggard Library.

4. Learn how to use and reuse water

Water is a valuable resource, for humans to drink and to water our gardens! Check out these two upcoming water-specific programs to learn more.

Rain Barrels 101: PPL is collaborating with Sustainability and Environmental Education Division to teach you about the benefits of having rain barrels at your home. Rain Barrels 101 meets on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Haggard Library. One lucky attendee will have the chance to win a rain barrel at this event

Water Filtration: Every day we use water to clean our dishes, clothes, and hands, but how do we clean the water itself? Learn about water filtration as you create a physical filtration system on Saturday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Parr Library. This event is for kids in grades 3-5 and is ticketed. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program, one per family.


5. Get artsy for early learners
(various ages)

Art activities have many early learning benefits. Creating and exploring together helps your child build fine motor skills and dexterity, important as they get ready to write. Check out some of these early learning art-focused programs happening during March:

Baby Picasso (ticketed, ages 0-18 months): Did you know doing artwork with your baby is good for their motor and cognitive development? Explore the benefits of doing art with your child! Wear clothing that is paint and mess-friendly on Saturday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Schimelpfenig Library.

Mini Monet (ticketed, 18-36 months): Calling all toddler artists! Explore the benefits of doing art activities with your toddler to encourage their motor and cognitive development. Wear clothing that is paint and mess-friendly on Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Schimelpfenig Library  

Art Start (ticketed, ages 3-5 years): Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands-on activity each session. Things may get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Meets on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at Haggard Library.

If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. All Plano Public Library locations are open to use computers, browse the collection, and attend in-person programs. Porch side pickup for holds is available, and you can always access eLibrary content online.





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