Children's Department

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 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

  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
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Upcoming Events

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Wed, Apr 26, 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.…

One Book Every Young Child Storytime

Thu, Apr 27, 10:30 A.M.

Join your children's librarian for a special storytime featuring Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer, the 2017 One Book, Every Young Child…

LEGO Club

Thu, Apr 27, 4:00 P.M.

LEGO Club: Create with Ms. Keyonia For children ages 6-12 in the Parkway Central Children’s Department. Presented as part of the Margaret S.…

One Book Every Young Child Storytime

Fri, Apr 28, 10:00 A.M.

Join your children's librarian for a special storytime featuring Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer, the 2017 One Book, Every Young Child…

One Book Every Young Child Storytime

Fri, Apr 28, 3:45 P.M.

Join your children's librarian for a special storytime featuring Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer, the 2017 One Book, Every Young Child…

Saturday Block Parties!

Sat, Apr 29, 11:00 A.M.

Create a neighborhood with blocks, then add the people and animals!   11 a.m. to noon Parkway Central Children's Department, Story…

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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.