Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

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

Open today 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed
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 Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Thu., Jul. 13 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • 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.
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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

Preschool Storytime

Tue, Jun 27, 10:00 A.M.

Children age 3-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for stories and fun.

LEGO Club

Tue, Jun 27, 2:00 P.M.

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

Live From the Parklet

Wed, Jun 28, 6:30 P.M.

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder…

Wednesday Art Workshop

Wed, Jun 28, 7:00 P.M.

Enjoy a free evening art workshop for adults and older teens (age 16 and up).  This program runs in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia…

Cooking with Bernadette

Fri, Jun 30, 1:00 P.M.

Learn to make awesome taco dip just in time for your 4th of July barbeque for ages 12-15! Pre-registration is required

Science in the Summer 2017 - Science of Sports!

Tue, Jul 11, 10:00 A.M.

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin…

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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!