|Monday, 3/20||12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
|Wednesday, 3/22||12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, 3/23||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday, 3/24||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
- * Tuesday has hour changes – Due to staff Shortage. Materials Pickup services offered 10 a.m – 2 p. m.
|Monday||12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
- Fri., Apr. 7 : Closed Good Friday
- Sun., Apr. 9 : Closed Easter
- Thu., Apr. 20 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
- Thu., May. 18 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
Services By Appointment
- Book Drop
- Materials / Holds Pick Up
- Reference Services
- Browse Shelves
- Computer Use
- Printing Services
- Baby changing station
- Bicycle rack
- Book drop box
- Computers for public use
- Electrical outlets available
- Handicapped accessible
- Meeting space (reservation required)
- Parking lot
- Photocopier (black/white)
- Printing (black/white)
- Public restrooms
- Street parking
- Water fountain
- Wireless internet access (wi/fi)
On Tuesdays at 11 AM, we will have a family storytime. Bring your babies, toddlers, and older siblings for stories, songs, and play! Weekly storytimes will be through May.
Ramadan Storytime and Craft
Children 2-9 are welcome to join us for a Ramadan stoytime and craft. There will be several different crafts for everyone to participate in and enjoy. All are welcome!
PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance
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Storytime & Craft
School aged children are invited to our weekly storytime and craft at 5:30 on Wednesday evenings through May. For children 5 and up.
Located by George Washington High School, the Bustleton Branch serves the diverse neighborhoods of Bustleton and Somerton.
The community of Bustleton-Somerton, once full of thick woodlands, was a rich farming area for most of its history. According to one theory, Bustleton grew around Busselton Tavern, a local watering hole established before the Revolution. Verree Road takes its name from Verree's Mill, a tool factory on Pennypack Creek that once shipped hatchets and axes all over the East Coast.
The Bustleton library had its beginnings near the turn of the 20th century. In 1905, when horse-drawn wagons still plodded up Bustleton Pike, the Free Library placed a "traveling library" of 50 books in Tustin's Drug Store. Six years later, the library was moved from the drug store to St. Luke's Chapel, where it resided for the next 30 years. However, the space at St. Luke's was too small and was only open one day a week, so in 1941 citizens of Bustleton petitioned City Council for an official branch, which opened the following year in Union Hall at 9230 Bustleton Pike.
In 1960, in anticipation of the present building, the library was moved to rented quarters on the second floor of 9507 Bustleton Avenue. The quarters were larger and more pleasant, but there was still inadequate floor space.
Finally, on October 1, 1965, the current branch opened on land donated by the Philadelphia Board of Education. The one-story brick building was designed by Alexander Ewing and Associates, Architects and Engineers at a total cost of $337,300.
When you visit Bustleton Library, take a look at the carved wood mural, "Man's Learning Preserved." Created by James House, Jr., the mural depicts many signs and symbols used to record ideas from ancient times to the space age.