Queen Memorial Library

1201 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-4316
(Federal St. between 22nd & 23rd)
215-685-1899

Immigration Resources Fair | New Americans

Sat, September 23, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at South Philadelphia Library

Are you a new immigrant to the Philadelphia area? Would you like to learn about resources available to you? Stop by and you can learn about employment, housing, health, English classes, and more! This event is free and no registration is required. For more information click here or  call Abbe at 215-685-1758.

FREE MEALS ALL SUMMER LONG!

Lunches and a snack will be available for kids and teens (18 and under) at our library throughout the summer. People over age 18 who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities may also receive meals.

Lunch: 12pm-2pm

Snack: 3pm-4pm

**Monday June 26 through Friday August 25 (weekdays only)**

Closed Today

Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Aug. 10 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Thu., Sep. 14 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Thu., Oct. 12 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
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Facilities

  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Electrical outlets available
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Street parking
  • Street parking (free)
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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Upcoming Events

Movie Mondays!

Mon, Jul 24, 4:00 P.M.

Come enjoy a fun family film and munch on popcorn! Enjoy coloring pages themed for each movie following the showing.

Meet Summer of Wonder Illustrator Greg Pizzoli!

Wed, Jul 26, 10:00 A.M.

Meet Summer of Wonder Illustrator Greg Pizzoli! Join us as picture-book author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli shares his stories and artwork. Greg…

Wednesday Tabletop Games

Wed, Jul 26, 2:00 P.M.

Swing by the library and enjoy an array of classic and modern tabletop games (everything from chess and scrabble to RPGs!) Bring your friends and…

Movie Mondays!

Mon, Jul 31, 4:00 P.M.

Come enjoy a fun family film and munch on popcorn! Enjoy coloring pages themed for each movie following the showing.

Wednesday Tabletop Games

Wed, Aug 2, 2:00 P.M.

Swing by the library and enjoy an array of classic and modern tabletop games (everything from chess and scrabble to RPGs!) Bring your friends and…

Movie Mondays!

Mon, Aug 7, 4:00 P.M.

Come enjoy a fun family film and munch on popcorn! Enjoy coloring pages themed for each movie following the showing.

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About

Located on the lower level of the Landreth Apartments, the Queen Memorial Branch serves all ages. The entrance is on Federal Street between 22nd and 23rd streets.

History

With a name dating back to 1895, Point Breeze was designated as one of the original Green Countrie Towns sponsored by Philadelphia Green, a program dedicated to increasing planted urban spaces. Important neighborhood institutions include the YMCA at 17th and Christian Streets, which has served African Americans since 1889, and the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, which was founded in 1984.

Named in honor of a Philadelphia optician, pioneer microscope maker and philanthropist, the James W. Queen Memorial Library was founded in 1907. It was originally housed in the Hope Presbyterian Church at 33rd and Wharton Streets. This library became the Queen Memorial Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 13, 1912. In 1945, it was relocated to a rented building at 1313-15 Point Breeze Avenue.

Queen Memorial Branch opened on Tuesday, January 17, 1995 in the Landreth Apartments, a residence for seniors. The building, built in 1889, is a renovated elementary school - —the former Landreth School. Mamie Nichols, Executive Director of the Point Breeze Federation, was a prime leader behind the renovation of the school into a "multi-purpose achievement center."