As we spend more time at home, it may be a challenge to stay connected to the wider world. Presently, the Plano Public Library is closed, but it’s continuing to provide entertainment, news, and educational support to patrons through online resources. Here are just a few ways you can stay connected and productive during this time.
Learn New Things
The library’s online research resources remain available to patrons. If you’re attending school online, you can still access the databases and educational resources to help you with schoolwork. And, if you have time and are interested in pursuing a new hobby, the library’s online genealogy database is available, as well. Plano Public Library is also offering resources for learning new languages.
Find a New Favorite Read
Although you can’t browse the shelves at the library, you can still check out reading materials. Use your library card (or sign up for one online) and check out eBooks using the OverDrive app. You can also check out magazines and periodicals from all over the world. In addition, starting May 4th, patrons may put books on hold and use curbside pickup to receive them.
Attend a Virtual Library Event
You can still attend events and meetups at the library—from the comfort of home. The library hosts Zoom-enabled online workshops to create an engaging way for people to connect with each other.
An upcoming event is “What are you reading now?” It allows book lovers to discuss what they’re currently reading. You can also learn other things like bullet journaling and time management. In addition, you can gain access to a professional who can direct you to educational resources you may need. Schedules for these events and the link to register via Zoom are posted regularly a few days in advance.
We have many resources available to help us stay connected during this time, and the Plano Public Library is one of them. Best of all, if you’d like to enjoy a good read in comfortable surroundings, Marquette at Preston Park can provide it. For more information about our apartment community, contact us to schedule a virtual tour of our grounds.Back to all posts