Children's Department

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 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

  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving 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

WOW! Wednesdays of Wonder: City Love

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00 A.M.

Wednesdays of Wonder in Montgomery Auditorium. Part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family Literacy Program Series.  Music for the World We Need…

"Wonder"-ful Discoveries: Fun in the Sun

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00 P.M.

Margaret S. Halloran Literacy Seiries Discover science, literature, art, poetry, and more through hands-on activities at your library! The…

Teddy Bear Tea Party with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Sat, Jun 29, 1:00 P.M.

All girls going into grads k-3 are invited to join this event. Bring your favorite teddy bear, get ready to have some fun, and learn more about…

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, Jul 1, 11:00 A.M.

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

Big Kids Story Time

Tue, Jul 2, 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 (age 2-5) Story Time -

Tue, Jul 2, 11:00 A.M.

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on…

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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.