Children's Department

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

Open today until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 2/18 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 2/19 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 2/20 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/21 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/22 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/23 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2/24 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Presidents' 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

  • Fri., Mar. 30 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 1 : Closed Easter
  • Wed., Apr. 18 : Closed Professional Development Staff Meeting
  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Wed., 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)

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Upcoming Events

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Wed, Feb 21, 11:00 A.M.

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

Lego Club

Thu, Feb 22, 4:00 P.M.

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

Board Game Bonanza!

Fri, Feb 23, 4:00 P.M.

From Chutes and Ladders to Connect 4, from Bingo to Twister, play some games and make some friends! 4 - 5 p.m., in the Children's…

Wooden Block Party!

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00 A.M.

Join us in the CCD Story Hour Room for fun with wooden blocks.  What will you build?  This is program is recommended for children of all…

Baby & Toddler Story Time

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

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

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00 P.M.

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children…

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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.