Children's Department

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

Open today until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1/19 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 1/20 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 1/21 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 1/22 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1/23 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 1/24 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1/25 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Martin Luther King, Jr. 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., Feb. 17 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 10 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 12 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 25 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Sat., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence 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

Music and Movement

Fri, Jan 24, 10:30 A.M.

Join us for songs, dance, and fun excploring rhythm and movement! Children ages 11 and under. Children ages 6 & under must be accompanied by a…

Board Game Bonanza!

Fri, Jan 24, 4:00 P.M.

From Chutes and Ladders to Connect 4, from Bingo to Twister, play some games and make some friends!   Find us on…

Wooden Block Party

Sat, Jan 25, 11:00 A.M.

Join us to create using wooden blocks, people, cars, and more! Create a library, a city, or whatever your imagination can imagine! Intended for…

Chess Club

Sat, Jan 25, 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…

LEAP Art Club!

Sat, Jan 25, 3:00 P.M.

Come join the Children Department's new weekly club for painting, drawing, crafting, stamping, and CREATING!  Program is intended for our…

Baby Storytime

Mon, Jan 27, 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…

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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.