Children's Department

The Children's Department is temporarily closed.

Upcoming Events

Virtual First Chapter Friday

Fri, July 30, 2021 4:00 P.M.

Looking for your next read? CCD librarians will read the first chapter of a book they really enjoy! Be sure to then place your hold so you can read them too! (The videos will be posted to…

In-Person Baby Storytime with Miss Mary!

Mon, August 2, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Join Miss Mary Mondays at 10:30 am at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine St) for Baby Storytime! Enjoy stories, songs, and fun! This program is intended for our friends…

Virtual Messy Mondays

Mon, August 2, 2021 1:00 P.M.

Join Ms. Naomi in making a big mess! Pictures and instructions for fun sensory play with common household items. Geared at children of all ages. Everyone needs time to make a mess! Remember kids,…

VIRTUAL Mindfulness Activity for Children & Families

Mon, August 2, 2021 4:00 P.M.

Each Monday at 4:00 p.m., find a new Mindfulness Activity for Children & Families in our Instagram & Facebook stories. Join Ms. Becky for journaling prompts, breathing exercises,…

The Central Library Children's Department provides library service to children, families, and educators in the city of Philadelphia and surrounding region. It represents the largest collection of children's books and materials in the Delaware Valley. Special collections and services include children's books in 55 languages and the Marilyn Klein Preschool Center featuring furniture specially designed for toddlers.