This location hasn't opened for the day yet, but will be open at 10:00 AM!
There is a Book Drop at this LocationCall 215-685-0547 Map/Directions Upcoming Events
Bus Routes: 18, 24, 28, 67 (several blocks east at Verree Road)
Commuter Trains: R8 - Fox Chase Line
For bus/train schedules visit SEPTA
The Fox Chase area was originally settled by Swedes who sailed up the Pennypack Creek around 1645 and built a blockhouse as protection against the Lenni Lenape Indians. English colonists later took over the settlement and the blockhouse, which became part of a large country residence named the Ury House. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and John James Audubon were entertained there.
Fox Chase Hotel, built in the 18th century, was a favorite gathering place for fox hunters. By the 19th century, the area was full of farms and summer estates, becoming a part of Philadelphia in 1854.
In October 1951, volunteers and members of the Fox Chase Civic League renovated the first floor of an old school building at Rhawn and Jeanes streets for a library. However, by the mid-60's, the library had outgrown the old building. Half the books were stored away and there was only enough room for a few tables and chairs.
The Friends of the Fox Chase Library worked hard to get a new library put in the city's capital budget. In 1967, the old school was torn down and a trailer provided temporary library service. All the effort paid off on August 26, 1968 when the new library opened. The branch was renovated in 1999 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign, which refurbished branch libraries and brought Internet access to every library.
When you visit the library, take a look at the garden. You'll find "The Three Bears," a stone sculpture by artist and author George Papashvily.
Hunger Games Competition - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 2:00PM
Come and watch the "Hunger Games" movie to gear up for this year's Second Annual Hunger Games Competition. Play fellow tributes at board games to become the last one standing! For teens.
Join us for an exciting afternoon with face-painter extraordinaire, Avigail Milder, of Philly FACE Painting. Avigail can transform you into anyone or anything that you would like to be. Her motto is: “We paint everything but the smile!” Avigail uses only professional grade and FDA-compliant make-up and glitter that are easily removed. Space is limited.
Gear up for this year's Second Annual Hunger Games Competition. Play fellow tributes at board games to become the last one standing! For teens.
View Free Library Website in:
Full Version - Mobile Version
© 2013 Free Library of Philadelphia | Phone: 215-686-5322