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Logan Library

1333 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
(Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)

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Literacy Lab

Sat, May 2, 12:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

Literacy Lab

Sat, May 2, 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

Dance the Bop at the Library

Tue, May 5, 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

The African American community in Philadelphia created a style of dance that took the country by storm in the 1950s, called the Philly Bop.…

Preschool Storytime

Wed, May 6, 10:30 A.M.
Logan Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!  For preschoolers and their families. Siblings are welcome to join us. Groups should call ahead…

Literacy Lab

Sat, May 9, 12:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

Literacy Lab

Sat, May 9, 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. The…

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About

Built in 1917, the Logan Branch Library serves the Logan community from the historic Carnegie building at the corner of Wagner Avenue and Old York Road.

We are part of the transformational Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative. Find out more here: http://www.21stcenturylibraries.org/.

History

As early as 1908 there was community interest in having a branch of the Free Library in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. For the next ten years, the Logan Improvement League worked zealously towards establishing a library location. In 1915, Mrs. Philip Garrett, owner of valuable real estate in Logan, offered to donate a portion of the Garrett Estate for a public library. The Logan Branch was built during 1917-1918 using funds donated by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who committed $1.5 million in 1903 for the purpose of building Free Library of Philadelphia branches.