Children's Department

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

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10/13 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 10/14 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 10/15 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/16 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10/17 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 10/18 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10/19 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Columbus Day
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., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Wed., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Facilities

  • Baby changing station
  • Children's only restroom
  • Electrical outlets available
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)
  • Computers for public use
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Street parking
  • Public restrooms
  • Scanner

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Upcoming Events

Chess Club

Sat, Oct 19, 1:00 P.M.

Learn to play or improve your game! Chess Club meets every Saturday, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. School-age children. No…

Baby Storytime

Mon, Oct 21, 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…

Baby Play Group

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00 A.M.

Creative Play for children birth to 18 months old and their caregivers!  Children's Department Story Hour Room. Free. No…

Toddler Storytime

Tue, Oct 22, 10:30 A.M.

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun! For children 18 months through two years old and their caregivers. School,…

Toddler Play Group

Tue, Oct 22, 11:00 A.M.

Creative Play for children ages 18 months through 2 years old and their caregivers!  Children's Department Story Hour Room. Free. No…

Kids Yoga

Tue, Oct 22, 4:00 P.M.

FREE! Mats are available, or bring your own.  This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful…

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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.