Children's Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5369

Take a look at our December Calendar to see what's happening in CCD this month!

Open today until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Sat., Dec. 23 : Closed Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Sun., Dec. 24 : Closed Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
  • Sat., Dec. 30 : Closed New Year's Day (Observed)
  • Sun., Dec. 31 : Closed New Year's Day (Observed)
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Facilities

  • Baby changing station
  • Children's only restroom
  • Electrical outlets available
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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Upcoming Events

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Mon, Dec 11, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Monday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central Library…

Preschool Storytime with Miss Leigh!

Tue, Dec 12, 11:00 A.M.

Stories, songs and movement activities for children ages 2 - 5 and their caregivers.  Younger siblings are always welcome.  Free; no…

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Wed, Dec 13, 11:00 A.M.

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.…

LEGO Club

Thu, Dec 14, 4:00 P.M.

LEGO Club: Create with Ms. Melissa For children ages 6-12 in the Parkway Central Children’s Department. Children's…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Fri, Dec 15, 4:00 P.M.

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine…

Storytime Yoga for Preschoolers

Sat, Dec 16, 10:30 A.M.

Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds. Move, play and explore your body…

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The Central Library Children's Department represents the largest collection of children's books and special 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.