The Children's Department is temporarily closed.

Children's Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Department is temporarily closed.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Thursday Crafternoons!

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

Ready to get crafty? Join Miss Mary every Thursday at 10:30 am on the social media platform of your choice to find out what three prompts we…

Baby Storytime

Mon, May 4, 10:30 A.M.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun! Storytime will be followed by a half hour playgroup.  For children birth…

LEGO Club

Thu, May 7, 4:00 P.M.

Calling all young engineers! Join us for an afternoon of building and collaborative, creative play with LEGO bricks. Build a kit or make a…

Baby Storytime

Mon, May 11, 10:30 A.M.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun! Storytime will be followed by a half hour playgroup.  For children birth…

Thursday Crafternoons!

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

Join us for a short storytime and craft for the whole family!

Baby Storytime

Mon, May 18, 10:30 A.M.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun! Storytime will be followed by a half hour playgroup.  For children birth…

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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.