Holmesburg Library

7810 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136-3013
(Frankford Ave. & Hartel St.)
215-685-8756

Closed Today

Sunday, 5/28 Closed
Monday, 5/29 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 5/30 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/31 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6/1 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 6/2 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6/3 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday has hour changes – Memorial Day
Sunday Closed
Monday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Thu., Jun. 15 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Thu., Jul. 20 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
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Facilities

  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Street parking
  • Water fountain
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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Upcoming Events

Career Workshop Using a Computer

Tue, May 30, 10:00 A.M.

Join us for a three-part workshop that will give you the skills you need to do an effective online job search and application.  Space is…

Career Workshop Using a Computer

Tue, Jun 6, 10:00 A.M.

Join us for a three-part workshop that will give you the skills you need to do an effective online job search and application.  Space is…

Wooden Block Party!

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00 P.M.

Join us for a Wooden Block Party at the library!  Children, and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create and play.  Program is…

Teen Board Games

Tue, Jun 13, 2:30 P.M.

Join us for a creative Summer of Wonder at the Holmesburg Library. All programs are from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at each…

Owls: Live Animal Presentation

Mon, Jun 19, 6:30 P.M.

Did you know Pennsylvania is home to eight species of owls?  Meet two of the Schuylkill Center’s non-releasable owls.  Learn about…

Movie Day: Finding Dory

Tue, Jun 20, 2:30 P.M.

Let's enjoy the movie Finding Dory and some light refreshments.

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About

Serving the Holmesburg and Mayfair communities.

History

In 1682, Thomas Holme was granted 1,646 acres in Lower Dublin as payment for his service as William Penn's surveyor-general. At one time the village was called Washington, but when some of Thomas Holme's relatives decided to sell some land, they advertised it as being in "Holmesburg."

The branch also serves the Mayfair section, which was developed in the 1920's and took its name from a resident who wanted to form a civic association. He said, "We may fare well if we get behind this community and push so why not call it Mayfair."

The Holmesburg Branch was founded in 1867 as the Holmesburg Reading Room and Library Association, a subscription library. In 1880, it was transferred to the trustees of the Lower Dublin Academy and was referred to as the Thomas Holme Free Library.

In 1899, an agreement between the academy trustees and the Free Library of Philadelphia established the Thomas Holme Branch, which opened in 1900 in the Atheneum, 8000 Frankford Ave. In 1906, the Trustees of the Lower Dublin Academy donated land and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated funds for a new library, which opened on June 26, 1907. The library was renovated in 1998 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign, which refurbished branches and added Internet service.