The Logan Library will be closed through November 3, 2017. Due to extensive building renovation. During this time we encourage you to visit the following nearby libraries:

Logan Library

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

You're invited to the GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION of Logan Library! Please join us on Saturday, November 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The event is rain or shine.

Mayor Jim Kenney and other special guests will give remarks at 1:00 p.m. There will be balloon art, fun learning activities, food, music, giveaways, and more. It's a FREE party for the whole family!

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Upcoming Events

Grand Reopening!

Sat, Nov 4, 10:00 A.M.
Logan Library

We will reopen to the public today with a full lineup of fun activities.  Bring your kids, bring your neighbors, bring your friends. Stay…

Plant in the Fall, Bloom in the Spring

Thu, Nov 9, 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Plant spring-blooming bulbs with us outside our newly renovated library. Bulbs and some garden tools will be provided.  If you have your own…

Social Justice Roundtable

Tue, Nov 21, 6:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you interested in important issues in your community, your city, and even the world?   Do you want to be a part of builidng…

Poetry Writing Workshop

Wed, Dec 6, 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a three-week poetry writing workshop, followed by a live Poetry Slam.  Please plan to attend all three sessions of the…

Reading and Tea | Senior Book Club

Thu, Dec 14, 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do love to read?  Do you like to talk?  Then join us for a book club.  Our first selection is Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes…

Logan Library's Jumping Jamboree

Sat, Dec 16, 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Make merry music with your own hand crafted musical instrument.  We will make them ourselves!  All supplies will be…

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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:


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.