Children's Department

By Appointment services available - call to schedule

Wednesday, September 30 – Message from Staff

Welcome Autumn! Join us online for a bounty of virtual programs in October and November!

EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER! It's time for stories and songs! Friends ages 2 and under, and their caregivers, are welcome to join Miss Mary at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library) for in-person storytime! Adults must wear a mask and maintain social distance. In case of inclement weather this program will happen virtually on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayCentralChildrens 

1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor - Room 22
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Closures

  • Wed., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 26 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Fri., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Wed, October 21, 2020 3:00 P.M.

Join the Free Library and our Friends at PAWS for People on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy dog on a live video conference! Reading to a…

VIRTUAL Storytime with Ms. Becky

Thu, October 22, 2020 10:30 A.M.

Storytime with a yoga twist! Join Ms. Becky on Instagram LIVE for a weekly storytime each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.! Follow us on Instagram @freelibraryccd These storytimes, ideal for…

VIRTUAL PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Thu, October 22, 2020 3:00 P.M.

Join the Free Library and our Friends at PAWS for People on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy dog on a live video conference! Reading to a…

Virtual Thursday Crafternoons!

Thu, October 22, 2020 4:00 P.M.

Ready to get crafty? Miss Mary will post a video every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on our social media pages for Thursday Crafternoons! She'll share a story and then talk about a…

The Central Library Children's Department represents the largest collection of children's books and special materials in the Delaware Valley. Special collections and services include children's books in 55 languages and the Marilyn Klein Preschool Center featuring furniture specially designed for toddlers.