Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135
215-685-9338

Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 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.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 20: Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 14: Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 16: Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 29: Closed Memorial Day
  • Tue., Jul. 4: Closed Independence Day
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Facilities

  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Street parking (metered)
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

Location

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Upcoming Events

Art Club!

Sun, Jan 22, 1:30 P.M.

Join the Art Club - open to all kids who like making art! Every Sunday, the Art Club will hold free art activities in the artist's studio at the…

Art Club!

Sun, Jan 29, 1:30 P.M.

Join the Art Club - open to all kids who like making art! Every Sunday, the Art Club will hold free art activities in the artist's studio at…

LEGO Club

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

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGO?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGO?  We do too!…

Art Club!

Sun, Feb 5, 1:30 P.M.

Join the Art Club - open to all kids who like making art! Every Sunday, the Art Club will hold free art activities in the artist's studio at the…

Art Club!

Sun, Feb 12, 1:30 P.M.

Join the Art Club - open to all kids who like making art! Every Sunday, the Art Club will hold free art activities in the artist's studio at the…

Art Club!

Sun, Feb 19, 1:30 P.M.

Join the Art Club - open to all kids who like making art! Every Sunday, the Art Club will hold free art activities in the artist's studio at the…

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About

When it was announced that the Tacony Library was going to close for approximately 18 months as part of the Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, several stakeholders rallied to find an alternative location in which to continue to serve the community. In an effort spearheaded by Councilman Bobby Henon, a nearby space was identified, a partner was selected, and necessary funds were secured. The result is the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB), which is right up the street from Tacony's original space.

Designed to be a hub of learning, creativity, and community engagement, it combines a temporary home for the library with studio space for two artists-in-residence from Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program. The synergy between the two organizations will allow visitors to not only check out materials and enjoy Early Literacy storytimes with their children but also attend arts-focused events and workshops, use computers, and access the free Wi-Fi, all while watching the progress of site-specific art being created.

Stop by this exciting new space!