Children's Department

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

Open today until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4/21 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday, 4/22 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/23 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/24 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 4/25 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/26 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Saturday, 4/27 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Sunday had hour changes – Easter
  • * Friday has hour changes – staff development 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., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans 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

Chess Club

Sat, Apr 27, 1:00 P.M.

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

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at…

Kids Yoga

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00 P.M.

Kids yoga with instructor Danielle Pramick. FREE! Mats are available, or bring your own.  This class will give kids a safe environment to…

Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, May 1, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's…

Storytime Yoga

Sat, May 4, 10:30 A.M.

Yoga instructor Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds and their…

Chess Club

Sat, May 4, 1:00 P.M.

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

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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.