Children's Department

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

  • Sun., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Mon., Nov. 12 : Closed Veterans Day (Observed)
  • Thu., Nov. 22 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Tue., 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)

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Upcoming Events

Preschool Storytime!

Tue, Oct 16, 11:00 A.M.

Stories, songs and movement activities for children ages 2 - 5 and their caregivers.  Younger siblings are always welcome.  Free; no…

Young Authors' Club

Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 P.M.

Practice creative writing. Build storytelling skills. Play goofy games. Collaborate on an original story, and hear your writing read aloud.…

Baby & Toddler Story Time Encore

Wed, Oct 17, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Encore Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central…

Baby & Toddler Story Time Encore

Wed, Oct 17, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Encore Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central…

Beyond the Book: Kid Elections - Speech Writing

Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 P.M.

CCD's core LEAP school-age program. Sometimes we read, sometimes we create, but we always stretch our minds to inspire curiosity beyond the…

Lego Club

Thu, Oct 18, 4:00 P.M.

Join Miss Keyoniafor Lego Club every other Thursday from 4-5pm.  Build a kit or make a creation of your own design!  This program is…

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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.