Logan Library

1333 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
(Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)
215-685-9156

Do you like to play chess?  Join us for a friendly game, for all ages and skill levels.  Most Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Open today until 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4/21 Closed
Monday, 4/22 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Tuesday, 4/23 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/24 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 4/25 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/26 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Saturday, 4/27 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage.
  • * Friday has hour changes – staff development day
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., May. 16 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 20 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Thu., Jul. 18 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
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Photo of Logan Library

Facilities

  • Baby changing station
  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Electrical outlets available
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Scanner
  • Self-service checkout
  • Street parking
  • Street parking (free)
  • Study rooms
  • Water fountain
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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Upcoming Events

Stenton Star Gazing

Fri, Apr 26, 7:00 P.M.

We'll meet at  Stenton House (4601 North 18th Street)  where we'll view stars and planets through a high powered…

Literacy Lab

Sat, Apr 27, 12:00 P.M.

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

Literacy Lab

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00 P.M.

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

Preschool Storytime

Wed, May 1, 10:30 A.M.

Join us for stories, songs and fun!  For preschoolers and their families. Groups should call ahead to make sure we have room for your kids.

Literacy Lab

Sat, May 4, 12:00 P.M.

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

Literacy Lab

Sat, May 4, 2:00 P.M.

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

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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.