Children's Department

The Children's Department is temporarily closed.

Friday, March 5 – Message from Staff

Please visit the Children's Corner located in the main lobby of the Parkway Central Library to browse & borrow books, pick up take-home activity kits, and talk to a librarian! The Children's Corner is open 12:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. A children's librarian is available for reference & readers advisory services 2:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you at the Children's Cormner!

Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Story Club!

Tue, May 18, 2021 10:00 A.M.

How many ways can you tell a story? Check in with Ms. Scout for a weekly story prompt and then write, draw, tell, sing, dance, or build your response! Instagram: @freelibraryccd Facebook:…

VIRTUAL Storytime with Ms. Becky

Tue, May 18, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Join Ms. Becky for stories, songs, and rhymes Tuesday mornings on Instagram Live Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.! May 4- June 8, 2021. This program is for children ages infant-5 and their…

In-Person Music and Movement with Ms Naomi!

Wed, May 19, 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 Friday Reads Book Talk with Miss Mary

Fri, May 21, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Looking for your next middle grade read? Check out these short book talk videos with Miss Mary talking about her new favorite books! Then use your library card to place a hold at…

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.