Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Learn about all the events, classes and activities available at the Apex Centre.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Operating and Pool Hours

Apex Centre Hours

Find out when Apex Centre is open and when the pools are open for recreation and exercise.

Apex Centre hours
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waiver Required

Apex Centre Waiver

All guests and day pass visitors must sign a waiver on the first visit. Waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Art in All Forms

Art in all Forms Learn more
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Art Lovers

People at Arts in Bloom
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Artists

Arts in Bloom Learn more
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Children's Activities

Children's Activities
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Craft Beer

Libations at Arts in Bloom Learn more
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Kids Create

Creativity Learn more
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Live Entertainment

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Pottery

Pottery
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Texas Wine

Wine Learn more

Posted on: June 27, 2017

McKinney City Council raises tax exemption rate for seniors and disabled citizens

The McKinney City Council voted unanimously to increase homestead exemptions for residents age 65 and older as well as disabled citizens from $50,000 to $60,000. The exemption will go into effect Oct. 1.

This exemption reduces the amount of taxable value e...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

McKinney Parks and Recreation invites residents to play bingo this July

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get outside and play. In celebration of National Park and Recreation Month in July, the City of McKinney will host a variety of fun activities for residents of all ages and abilities, including bingo, geo...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Downtown McKinney Explorers Club encourages kids to get outside and explore the community

The fireworks are nearly over but the summer fun is just beginning to explode. McKinney Main Street and the City of McKinney invite children of all ages to get outdoors and explore everything that the community has to offer with the Downtown McKinney Kids...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Playful Corp. selects downtown McKinney for new headquarters

The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is proud to announce an incentive agreement with Playful Corp. to aid in the construction of its new global corporate headquarters in downtown McKinney. MEDC offered an incentive of up to $2.5 million t...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

McKinney approves agreement with Playful Corporation

The McKinney City Council approved an assignment agreement with Playful Building One, LLC, that paves the way for Playful Corp. to move forward with its new headquarters office building in downtown McKinney.

McKinney-based Playful Corp. is an independent s...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Residents confirm high quality of living in McKinney

The most recent citizen survey confirms why McKinney is consistently named one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with 91 percent of respondents who rated the city as an excellent or good place to live. Respondents also gave an overwhelmingly po...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City of McKinney earns top statewide honors in municipal communications

The City of McKinney Communications and Marketing Department earned the top honor of a TAMI award presented by the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) for the city’s website. The website was updated in 2016 to feature an ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

McKinney celebrates Independence Day with Red, White and BOOM!

Make your Fourth of July holiday as festive as apple pie at the City of McKinney’s Red, White, and BOOM! celebration. Independence Day kicks off with free family activities, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. Families can also ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

McKinney hires Michael Kowski as Parks and Recreation Director

The City of McKinney has announced the hiring of Michael Kowski as Director of Parks and Recreation. Kowski will begin June 26.

Kowski has more than 10 years of municipal government experience. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of Developme...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

McKinney Fire Department to host fourth annual Youth Career Exploration Camp

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is accepting applications for the fourth annual Youth Career Exploration Camp for children ages 12-15 years to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-30 and July 17-21 at the Wysong Central Fire Station #1, 301 N. McDo...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Be a force of nature by knowing your severe weather risk

The City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages residents to be prepared for severe weather. Each year, people in this country are killed or seriously injured by all types of extreme weather, despite advance warning.

As part of the Wea...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recognized for best practices by Texas Fire Chiefs Association

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has been recognized by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Best Practices Recognition Program. MFD was evaluated for compliance of more than 117 best business practices for fire departments in the state of Texas and...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recommends annual chimney inspections this year and every year

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) along with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) reminds residents to schedule an annual chimney safety inspection to identify potential hazards for cracks, creosote buildup or other obstructions. Each of these ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department hosts international intern from Poland

Firefighter Intern from Poland

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is hosting Officer Cadet Michal Zugaj from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, who is part of a prestigious international program that provides Polish fire officer candidates the opportunity to experience ...Read on...


Posted on: June 26, 2017

Build a Better World with the Library's Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2017

Attend fun events, record your minutes to earn badges, get book recommendations and write your own reviews.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Director of Libraries Spencer Smith Talks Summer Reading

Director's Column

Make a Better World this summer with your McKinney Public Libraries. Family-friendly events and programs are available throughout the summer.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Prepare for a Grand Celebration!

Red, White and BOOM!

The downtown Independence Day Parade is coming at 10 a.m. July 4th. See the classic car show and then come to Craig Ranch for the evening festivities and fireworks.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Remember, Fireworks are Prohibited in the City of McKinney

Celebrate Safely

Instead, go to Craig Ranch for the Red, White and BOOM! fireworks display starting at 9:45. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with food, a concert and other family activities.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

The 2017 Water Quality Report is Here

Water Quality Report

McKinney's water is rated "Superior" by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - the highest rating.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

The McKinney Community Band Stirs Patriotic Hearts June 29

Jammin June

Get in the July 4th mood early with McKinney Community Band's patriotic sounds. Bring your blanket and a picnic and chill out at Bonnie Wenk Park on a hot summer evening.

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Posted on: June 25, 2017

OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries Merger

RBdigital

The RBdigital Gateway as well as the OneClickdigital website will be down for a major planned service update beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 26 and running through approximately 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 27.

The main purpose of the upgrade is the merger of On...

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RBdigital FAQ’s
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Libraries Closed July 4th

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The McKinney Public Library System will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.


No library materials fall due on July 4, and regular hours resume July 5th.

Posted on: June 18, 2017

Expanded eBook Collection

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The Library is expanding its cloudLibrary collection, and patrons will now have access to over 28,000 eBooks and nearly 3,000 eAudiobooks. Just in time for summer, reading or listening on the go has never been easier. Our expanded collection includes new ...

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cloudLibrary
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Let’s Talk! ESL Conversation Groups

Summer 2017 ESL Conversation Groups

Hall Library, Tuesdays: 7-8 p.m., through July 25

Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St.

Openings are still available. For more information, please contact Susan Kusterbeck at 972 547-7343 or by email at skusterbeck@mckinneytexas.org

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More ESL information
Posted on: May 31, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Program

2017 Summer Reading Program

Sign up and record your reading minutes from June 1 to August 11.

Earn badges along the way and a prize when you finish 600 minutes.

Attend fun events, get book recommendations and write your own reviews online.

Sign up in person or online (and register hour...

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More information and events registration
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Announcing Read Across McKinney 2017

The Book That Matters Most

Read across McKinney (RAM) is a one book/one community program designed to cultivate a culture of reading and discussion by bringing our growing community together around one great book.  The idea behind RAM is to have all residents read the same book at ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Are you in a book club?

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Email your book club information to contact-library@mckinneytexas.org.

We’ll keep your club informed about special events.

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McKinney Public LIbrary Adult Book Club
Posted on: April 9, 2017

Atomic Training

Atomic Training

Atomic Training is a free video-based software training resource available on our Research Center page and accessible from home or office, as well as at both library locations.

  • Create an account using your library card number and learn at your own pace, wh...
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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Texas Driver’s License Tests

Texas Driver’s License Practice Tests

Free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, specifically based on Texas DMV materials. The site includes accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, an...

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Free Texas Driver’s License Practice Tests
Posted on: February 16, 2017

NextReads Newsletters for All Interests

NextReads Newsletters

Sign up for one or more of our NextReads newsletters of new titles, prepared by subject and annotated by librarians. Mystery, Nature and Science, New Fiction, Business and Personal Finance, Picture Books, Genealogy, Graphic Novels, and Historical Fiction ...

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Sign up for one or more newsletters!
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Comics Plus

Comics Plus Downloadable Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 16,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every genre: ...

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Explore Comics Plus
Posted on: February 8, 2017

OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offer free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

Logging on to your...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

cloudLibrary eBooks

cloudLibrary eBooks

Browse shelves by category or use the filter button to filter by genre. cloudLibrary keeps all your books in-sync; wherever you choose to read your books you'll always have the same content with you. Your books stay connected across all of your devices, a...

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cloudLibrary eBooks
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Zinio eMagazines

Zinio for Libraries

Magazine titles with no holds and with a variety of reading options, including desktop streaming and download on popular media devices. Get the "Zinio for Libraries" app from your device's store.

Zinio eMagazines
Posted on: July 5, 2016

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks

OneClickdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books eAudio content, as well as content from all major publishers, in a user-friendly interface.  Find titles by series, author, publisher, narrator, genre, or keyword, and place holds and crea...

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Find the right app for your device.

Posted on: May 10, 2017

"Yeezy" shoes burglary

The McKinney Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on May 4, 2017, which has been circulating on social media. While the investigation continues, we have arrested one male juvenile for burglary in this case. The juvenile has confirme...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Timothy Vidal Sexual Assault Case

Timothy Vidal

The McKinney Police Department is conducting an investigation of sexual assault of a child involving a local Martial Arts Instructor, Timothy Lee Vidal.

Timothy Vidal has been charged with Sexual Assault of a Child and is currently in the Collin County Jai...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Dr. Ozumba Update

The McKinney Police Department is continuing the investigation involving local Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba. Dr. Ozumba is currently in the Collin County Jail on four additional counts of sexual assault.

As part of our continued investig...

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