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...

Computer tutorials for adults and seniors
Mondays at 12 Noon
Pre-registration required by calling 215-685-1755.

Autumn Flea Market
Saturday, October 11th | 9:30 AM to 3 PM

Sponsored by the Friends of the Donatucci Branch Library
Spaces are $15
More than 50 vendors, food, games and fun.

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