Children's Department

By Appointment services available - call to schedule

1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor - Room 22
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 25 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Sat., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Update: VIRTUAL Yoga Storytime

Tue, October 26, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Update: Hi friends! Good morning! We are canceling our outdoor program today because of the wet and rainy rainy weather. Instead, we will go virtual. Please join us on the Parkway Central…

In-Person Music and Movement!

Wed, October 27, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Join Ms Naomi Wednesdays at 10:30 am at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine St) for Music and Movement! Enjoy songs, dance, and fun explorations of rhythm and movement!…

In-Person Music and Movement!

Wed, October 27, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Join Ms Naomi Wednesdays at 10:30 am at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine St) for Music and Movement! Enjoy songs, dance, and fun explorations of rhythm and movement!…

Virtual Bite-Sized Baby & Toddler Storytime

Wed, October 27, 2021 2:00 P.M.

Do you or your child have a favorite board book Miss Mary reads? Or perhaps a favorite song or fingerplay? Join Miss Mary virtually for a bite-sized Baby & Toddler Storytime video of one book…

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.