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
Friends of the Plano Public Library is hosting another Buy a Bag of Books Sale from Saturday, December 3 – 11 at Davis Library. 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. Get into tabletop gaming
(ages 13-18, ticketed
The Adventure Gaming club features Dungeons & Dragons adventures for teens grades 9-12. Attendees can pick a pre-made character and dive right into the game, no experience is necessary.
Adventuring Gaming Club meets at Davis Library on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m., with tickets being distributed starting at 1:30 p.m. For more information, read the Frequently Asked Questions on the Plano Library Learns blog.
3. Boost math and money skills
Financial literacy is one of the major areas of PPL’s events, and Counting Coins is a great one for kids. In Counting Coins, children will work through a variety of hands-on activities to feel more confident about math, coins, and how to identify and count them. There are three sessions of Counting Coins this December, and these events are come and go (no tickets needed!):
- Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at Parr Library
- Monday, December 19 at 3 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library
- Thursday, December 29 at 3 p.m. at Haggard Library
4. Learn how to access thousands of online books
With your PPL card, you have access to tens of thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as digital magazines and newspapers from around the world (including Dallas Morning News!) During the Navigating eBooks and More workshop, you can learn how to access these materials through apps and/or an Internet browser and get your accounts set up. Navigating eBooks and More meets on Friday, December 30 at 3 p.m. at Haggard Library.
5. Explore problem-solving skills as a family
STEAM challenges are a great way to inspire children to explore, design, and problem solve using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) concepts. There is no one ‘right way’ to complete a STEAM challenge – they are open ended activities that encourage children to use their imagination to problem solve.
The STEAM Challenge workshop is happening three times in December at Davis Library, and each session has a different project to explore:
- Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 20 at 3 p.m.
- Friday, December 30 at 3 p.m.
While this event is not ticketed, projects are limited to one per family group.
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.