Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr.

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Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr.
1935 Shunk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145-4234
(20th & Shunk Sts.)

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Branch History

On April 23, 2004, the Passyunk Branch was renamed the Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Branch in honor of the lifetime resident of South Philadelphia whose service to the community began in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1970. Mr. Donatucci held positions as the chairman and leader of the 26th Ward.


The Passyunk Library first opened its doors on April 14, 1914 on a tract of land received from the estate of Stephen Girard (1750-1831). Girard was a French immigrant who was estimated to be the richest man in America at the time of his death. The building was one of 25 libraries built with funds that the great philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia.


There are several murals in the branch by Calvin Jones. The mural in the meeting room includes Ben Franklin, Stephen Girard, Andrew Carnegie, and young patrons of the library.

Spotlight On...

Kids Yoga - Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:30AM

Join us for Kids Yoga with Kate for ages 2-5, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Kate will bring yoga to life with fun & creative classes that combine animated yoga poses with picture books and songs!

Just a bring a yoga mat & wear comfy clothes.

Kids Yoga meets every other Monday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. starting February 9 through April 20.

Art Making Workshop with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00PM

Join Art Educators from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Museum Education department as we explore the fine arts through hands on art making. Whatever your skill level, we welcome you to learn about, create and celebrate art with us!

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