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LEGO Club

LEGO Club: Create with Ms. Melissa For children ages 6-12 in the Parkway Central Children’s Department. Children's Department at Parkway Central Library Join us for a short storytime and craft for the whole family!…

Preschool Storytime

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play.

Preschool Storytime

All preschool aged children are welcome to attend the Fox Chase Library story time Thursday mornings at 10:00, except for the third Thursday of the month Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun! For more information contact Christine…

Pajama Party Storytimes

Join us for songs, stories and a bedtime snack.  Wear your pajamas to the library and bring your favorite stuffed toy.  For children ages 2 to 5 years old, with an accompanying adult. 

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since…

Lego Day

Children are invited to build, create, and play.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesday at 11 a.m. (repeat of the Monday 11 a.m. program)   ***Programs are subject to change***   Find us on Facebook: …

Preschool Storytime with Miss Leigh!

Stories, songs and movement activities for children ages 2 - 5 and their caregivers.  Younger siblings are always welcome.  Free; no reservations required.  Children's Department Story Hour Room *Programs are subject…

Toddler Storytime

Frolic into Fall with our Public Toddler Storytime!  Together, we'll explore stories, songs, and movement. These programs are intended primarily for children from one to three years of age and their caregivers. Siblings are always…

Builder’s Club

Join us for some building fun for school aged children. Wooden blocks, legos and more! We can't wait to see what will you construct! 

Science Time! Science Surprises

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Pre K Craft Time

Get crafty! Join us after storytime for a different craft every week geared towards Pre-K children. Please note craft time will not be held the second Thursday of each month.

Movers and Shakers Storytime

Toddlers and their caretakers are invited to sing, dance, listen, and laugh as we share stories and movement activities. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Please note storytime will not be held the second Thursday of…

Construction Club

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In…

Pajama Storytime

Children seven years old and younger are invited to snuggle in with their parents or caregiver for an evening of stories and songs, with milk and cookies to follow! Wear your pajamas, and bring along your favorite stuffed animal to…

Celebrate Winter Solstice

Celebrate Winter Solstice in the library's garden with stories, crafts, songs, and refreshments. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Gaming!

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesday at 11 a.m. (repeat of the Monday 11 a.m. program)   ***Programs are subject to change***   Find us on Facebook: …

Preschool Storytime with Miss Leigh!

Stories, songs and movement activities for children ages 2 - 5 and their caregivers.  Younger siblings are always welcome.  Free; no reservations required.  Children's Department Story Hour Room *Programs are subject…

Toddler Storytime

Frolic into Fall with our Public Toddler Storytime!  Together, we'll explore stories, songs, and movement. These programs are intended primarily for children from one to three years of age and their caregivers. Siblings are always…

LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

Books featuring LGBTQ characters and voices within children's fiction.

Let's Talk About Consent: 3rd - 6th Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades 3rd - 6th.

Let's Talk About Consent: PreK - 2nd Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades PreK - 2nd.

Explore Your World

Explore your senses, your house, and the world around you.

Books with a Beat

Picture books with rhyming or musical text that can be read or sung.

Bedtime Books

"Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright. May the moon's silvery beams bring you sweet dreams. Close your eyes now and rest, may these hours be blessed. 'Til the sky's bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn."

Winter Holidays

Great books to share and learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and New Year's.

Ramadan Picture Books

Read all about Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and celebrate Eid al Fitr with these great books.

Easter

Easter fun for kids of all ages!

Three Kings Day

Stories about Three Kings Day, the joyous last day of the Christmas holiday.

The Books We Loved Growing Up

What books did Children's librarians read when they were kids? We've picked some of our favorites for you to enjoy!

Silly Books

Books that are guaranteed to make Toddlers and Preschoolers giggle : )

Survival Stories

Tales of abandonment, danger, and perseverance.

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Books by the famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Homeless Children

Stories about children and their families dealing with homelessness.

Pretty, Pink Princess Books that Won’t Make Parents Puke

The answer to the question: “are there any books about pink princessey girls that aren’t awful (meaning, I suppose, no Barbie paperbacks, no damsel-in-distress type situations, nothing too vapid)?”

Picture Books about Adoptive, Foster or Blended Families

Handpicked by Children’s Librarians all over the Free Library, this book list features the best picture books, nonfiction books, poetry and more that help parents introduce their children to different kinds of families, including foster…

Good Days and Bad Days

We all have Good Days and Bad Days. Here are some books that will entertain kids no matter how their day is going.

Penguins

Have fun reading and looking at books about penguins!

LGBTQ Picture Books

Books for children of LGBTQ parents, or for little brothers and sisters of LGBTQ teens. Revised 4/2017

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Student Resources In Context

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Popular Music Library

Popluar Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk,…

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical,…

Kid's POWER Library *

Quickly find the best resources for children and students from Power Library, Pennsylvania's state run library resource center

Jazz Music Library

This resource will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online. This release includes 4,933 albums and 59,860 tracks. It and is growing regularly.

Homework Help Online

Online Homework Help tutoring services available including Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English); Skills Building; Test Prep; State-aligned skills building; and a 24-hour writing lab.