Schimelpfenig Library

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Schimelpfenig Library


5024 Custer Road
972-769-4200

Hours


Monday-Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

 
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  1. Join Teen Street Team

    Teens let your creative voices be heard! Help create the teen experiences you would like to see at the Plano Libraries by joining the Plano Public Library Teen Street Team (TST). Submit your application from June 1 – June 30. Read on...
  2. Complete 5 Summer Learning Challenges

    It’s easy! Come to a space-themed program, view art in the library, and set your reading goal. They all count towards completing 5 Summer Learning Challenges. Download the checkoff list or pick one up at any Plano Library. Read on...
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    Visit the Spark Space at Haggard Library during June and July to celebrate Haggard's 30th year! While you’re there, you can create a birthday card, learn about the library's history and share your favorite Haggard memory. Read on...
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  1. History
  2. Features
Shimelpfenig LibraryFrom 1970-1974 the population of Plano grew more than 92 percent and the City decided to build a second library. Two Bond elections were held in 1975 ($790,000) and 1980 ($307,000) to purchase land and construct a new library complete with a basement. The 26,246 square feet Louise Ernestine Rammers Schimelpfenig Library opened in June 1980 with a collection of 25,000 volumes. The library’s name commemorates the efforts of Louise Schimelpfenig who opened her personal book collection to the community in 1884 and provided the city’s earliest library service. In 1997 the library was renovated and expanded to 30,000 square feet on two floors.