Parkway Central's Philbrick Popular Library to Close for Renovations

By Michelle S. RSS Tue, May 17, 2011

We’re excited to be moving forward with our re-envisioned plans for a new Parkway Central! From May 19 through December 2011, Philbrick Popular Library will be closed to the public as it undergoes an extensive restoration, generously supported by the Annenberg Foundation. Carpet will be removed and marble floors fully restored; new seating, shelving, and window treatments will be installed; the intricate plaster ceiling will be fully renewed; and energy efficient new lighting will be installed, inspired by the original fixtures on the second floor of Parkway Central. We look forward to debuting this grand space at the end of the year!

While our renovation work continues, please find the following PPL materials in alternate locations:

DVDs | Books on CD: Music Department (1st Floor)
Large Print Books: Central Senior Services (1st Floor)
Interlibrary Loan | Holds Pick-Up | Recent Fiction and Nonfiction: West Hallway (2nd Floor)
Classic Fiction and Language Instruction CDs: Literature Department (2nd Floor)

Note: To pay fines with cash, please use the Music Department or Central Children’s Department. Credit card transactions can be processed at the self-checkout machines in the main lobby. In addition, returns can be placed in the book drop in the main lobby.

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Thank you, Annenberg Foundation.
Crystal Plummer - South Phila
Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What is this "Books to Go" program that is moving to the fourth floor?
Arthur Flderman - Philly
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Books to Go, a volunteer-run program, has been located on the 4th floor of Parkway Central for several years. It provides used books at low cost to city agencies. Friends' Book Corner--which is managed by the Friends of the Free Library and located directly behind Parkway Central Library--also sells used books at low cost, and it is open to the public year-round (Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
Friday, June 17, 2011

I am the music librarian at the Settlement Music School in Willow Grove. We are in need of bookcases. Can we benefit from your revovations?
bill spearing - Wyncote pa
Monday, July 25, 2011

Great idea
- Philadelphia,
Sunday, February 5, 2012