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. Rural Texas Women at Work on Exhibit

    Immerse yourself in the changes that swept across rural Texas during the Great Depression and World War II. The exhibit is on display at Schimelpfenig Library, March 1-31. Additional Info...
  2. Pop-Up Author – Gretchen Rubin Appearing

    With clarity and humor, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work. Read on...
  3. Family Place Playgroup

    Family Place Playgroup at Harrington Library provides a welcoming environment for families to nurture their children’s development during the critical first years of life ages 0-3. Read on...
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  1. History
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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.