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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Public Transportation

Bus Routes: 2, 7, 17, G

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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...

Spooky Storytime - Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00PM

Bring your little ghouls and ghosts for spooky stories, songs, and trick-or-treating with Ms. Kate! This program is intended for children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. Please call the library at 215-685-1755 for more details.

Preschool Storytime: Folktales - Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:30AM

Join us for stories, songs, and dancing! This program is intended for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver. For preschools and daycares with groups over 10 children, please call the children’s librarian at 215-685-1755 for an appointment.

4th Women’s (and Kids’) clothing swap - Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:55PM

Clear out those closets and drop off your gently used, clean clothes at the library and take home something “new”! We are now accepting babies and children’s clothes as well as women’s clothes and accessories. No undergarments or socks, please. Donations will be accepted after 10/26, please contact Kate Eckert at 215-685-1755  for more information!

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