The Children's Department is temporarily closed.

Children's Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Department is temporarily closed.

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Summer Crafts Sundays

Sun, Jul 12, 10:30 A.M.

Let's get crafty! Check out our social media platforms to follow step-by-step instructions on creating a fun Summertime craft! Easy craft with…

Virtual Baby Storytime with Miss Mary

Mon, Jul 13, 10:30 A.M.

Join Miss Mary for Baby Storytime on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) Mondays at 10:30 am! Enjoy stories, songs, and fun!…

Virtual Messy Mondays

Mon, Jul 13, 1:00 P.M.

Join Ms. Naomi in making a big mess! Pictures and instructions for fun sensory play with common household items. Geared at children of all ages.…

Virtual Story Club with Ms Scout

Tue, Jul 14, 4:00 P.M.

Stories and imagination are a great way to escape where you are. Join Ms Scout on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for a Story Club prompt and then check back…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Mary

Wed, Jul 15, 10:30 A.M.

Join Miss Mary on Wednesdays at 10:30 am for a short stortime featuring two picture books! This will be presented on our Instagram Live…

Virtual Toddler Storytime with Miss Mary

Thu, Jul 16, 10:30 A.M.

Join Miss Mary for Toddler Storytime on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) Thursdays at 10:30 am! Enjoy stories, songs,…

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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.