Children's Department

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 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

  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • 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

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, Aug 26, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, Aug 26, 11:00 A.M.

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!

Big Kids Story Time

Tue, Aug 27, 11:00 A.M.

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers! Free! No registration required.…

Big Kids Play Group

Tue, Aug 27, 11:30 A.M.

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers!  Children's Department Story Hour Room. Free. No registration required. …

Kids Yoga

Tue, Aug 27, 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…

Music Makers

Wed, Aug 28, 4:00 P.M.

Children 11 and under bring their creativity not only to the music but to the instruments themselves! Come make your own kazoos, guitars, and…

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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.