Children's Department

Limited services available. Department is currently limited to staff.

1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor - Room 22
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5369

Available Services

  • Book Drop
  • Material Pickup
  • Phone Reference
Learn about limited services at the Free Library.

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Baby Storytime!

Mon, September 28, 2020 10:30 A.M.

It's time for stories and songs! Friends ages 2 and under, and their caregivers, are welcome to join Miss Mary at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library) for in-person storytime!…

Virtual Messy Mondays

Mon, September 28, 2020 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. Everyone needs time to make a mess! Remember kids,…

Virtual Thursday Crafternoons!

Thu, October 1, 2020 4:00 P.M.

Ready to get crafty? Miss Mary will post a video every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on our social media pages for Thursday Crafternoons! She'll share a story and then talk about a…

Outdoor Baby Storytime!

Mon, October 5, 2020 10:30 A.M.

It's time for stories and songs! Friends ages 2 and under, and their caregivers, are welcome to join Miss Mary at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library) for in-person storytime!…

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.