Lovett Memorial Library
12:00 p.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.|
- * Monday has hour changes – Memorial Day
- * Tuesday has hour changes – Due to staff Shortage. Materials Pickup services offered 10 a.m – 5:30 p. m.
|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.|
- Thu., Jun. 8 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
- Mon., Jun. 19 : Closed Juneteenth
- Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
- Thu., Jul. 13 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
Services By Appointment
- Book Drop
- Materials / Holds Pick Up
- Reference Services
- Browse Shelves
- Computer Use
- Printing Services
- Book drop box
- Handicapped accessible
- Public restrooms
- Self-service checkout
- Street parking
- Street parking (free)
- Wireless internet access (wi/fi)
- Baby changing station
- Bicycle rack
Pride Month Storytime
Celebrate Pride Month with inclusive stories and a special rainbow craft! We will watch the short "Twas the Night Before Pride" - a PG rated animated version of the picture…
Philly Goat Project at the Library
Join the Philly Goats for a free goat walk, audience participation production of our play, and some story reading with friendly, furry friends. We will premier our new play - "Anansi and the…
Storytime with Ms. Dana
Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness. Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers. This program will take place outside, in Lovett Park,…
Fabulous Faces: Face Painting at the Library!
Flowers, hearts, birds, clouds... What would you like to have decorating your face? Try on a different look with talented face painter and artist Jane Lashner. Space may be…
Located on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, Lovett serves the communities of East and West Mt. Airy. Check out the garden next to the branch.
We are part of the transformational Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative. Learn more: http://www.21stcenturylibraries.org
Germantown Avenue began as an Indian footpath through the woods used as a road by settlers. In 1865, Thomas Lovett purchased more than ten acres along the avenue as a family estate. Mount Airy Free Library was founded twenty years later by a trio (one of whom was Miss Louisa Lovett) in a rented room at a lumberyard, where 7153-55 Germantown Avenue now stands. Another of the trio, Mrs. Sheldon Potter, acted as volunteer librarian. She had a small circulating library at her home for neighborhood boys, hoping to raise their standard of reading materials from the "dime novels" that were all they could afford for themselves.
In 1887, Charlotte Lovett Bostwick built and endowed the library as a memorial to her brother, Thomas R. Lovett. This portion now serves as a meeting room. Lovett Library became a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1924. A new addition was opened in 1961, and in 1982 the Friends of Lovett Library started.
The library was renovated in 1999 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign. In 2004, the Lovett Memorial Reading Garden was dedicated.