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Find a Steal of a Deal at the Friends of the Plano Library Book Sale
Ready, set, shop! The annual Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale kicks off early this year on Thursday, July 25 at Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Get bargain prices through Saturday, July 27. Volunteers have carefully sorted thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records with most priced at $2 or less. There's something for every reading level and interest – gardening, genealogy, history, mysteries, romance, travel and more.

Become a Friends member at friendsofplanolibrary.org for as little as $20 to get advance access from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and free admission with 10 percent off all purchases any day of the Book Sale.

Book Sale Hours:
  • Thursday, 6-10 p.m. – $5 per person or $10 per family
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. – FREE admission
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – FREE admission and fill a bag for $10 (bags provide)

Proceeds benefit our community through the Friends of the Plano Public Library, a volunteer-led, nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to supporting Plano Public Library. Last year, the Friends raised $115,000 to enhance the Library's programs, technology and materials such as STEAM kits and eBooks. 
Serve on a City Board or Commission
Your City needs you to serve our community on City of Plano Boards and Commissions . The annual application process is underway. Explore the Boards and Commissions Overview to find the service opportunity that fits you best. Attend the information session on Thursday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd. Representatives will answer your questions about each board. Hurry, applications are due by Friday, Aug. 23.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Recognizes Plano's Financial Literacy Program
Financial success isn't just about making money, it's also about keeping the money we make. Last week the United States Conference of Mayors and Waste Management recognized the Plano Financial Literacy Program with the First Place 2019 Large City Livability Award. This program has been quietly empowering Plano residents of all ages to make smarter money decisions through three unique vehicles:
  • Financial literacy messaging, classes, activities and exhibits provided by the Plano Public Library
  • Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program
  • Plano Families First Resource and Job Fair

Since March 2018, the Plano Public Library has led this initiative by teaching teens money management through "The Game of Life" and younger children through art, Recycled Money and Funding Your Fido. Older adults have learned how to navigate Medicare and Social Security benefits, credit scores, avoid fraud and build wealth. Our Library also partnered with Collin College to present a financial capability workshop as part of a job readiness program.

Plano was one of 10 cities presented the award during the City Livability Luncheon.

Thursday, July 18
6-8:30 p.m.

Tom Muehlenbeck
Recreation Center
5801 W. Parker Rd.

Wear your luau best for a family night of swimming and fun at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center outdoor pools. In-N-Out Burger provides the food until 8 p.m. A burger, chips, drink and a frozen treat are included with admission of $5 per person (children under 3 are free).

Plano City Council normally meets the second and fourth Mondays, but not in July. This month the meetings are Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. at Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave.

Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. to Saturday, July 20, 5 a.m.
(weather permitting)

As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) nears completion of the U.S. 75 and President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT), it's time to close the ramps for final connections. Watch for detour message boards.

July Fourth may be over but there is still plenty to do in Plano this month. Shannah Hayley and Steve Stoler highlight the biggies and introduce you to Plano’s new City Manager Mark Israelson in this month's Inside Plano podcast. Watch the video .

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