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Contact: Communications and Development
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What:   100th Anniversary Celebration for Haddington Library 

Who:    Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
            Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., Philadelphia City Council
            Dancers from Philadanco and The Village of Arts and Humanities
            Haddington Library children, students, and community members

When:  Thursday, December 3, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

    1:00 – Remarks
    4:00 – Philadanco dance performance
    5:00 – The Village of Arts and Humanities hip-hop performance

Where: Haddington Library, 446 North 65th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151

PHILADELPHIA, December 2, 2015—Join the Haddington Library community in celebrating its 100th anniversary! Opened on December 3, 1915, this library has served as a cornerstone of its community over the past century, offering unique programming for seniors, partnering with elementary school classes, and hosting a weekly Teen Café.

Following remarks from Free Library President and Director Siobhan Reardon and a presentation of service awards to community members, there will be a cake cutting to recognize this special occasion. There will also be a dance performance from Philadanco School of Dance Arts and a hip-hop dance performance from The Village of Arts and Humanities.


The 61-location Free Library of Philadelphia system advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi; and rich special collections, including  those at Parkway Central Library and at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia. With more than 6 million in-person and 9 million online visits annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850