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 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

  • Thu., Apr. 13 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Fri., Apr. 14 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 16 : Closed Easter
  • Thu., May. 11 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial 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, Mar 26, 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…

Building Bridges with Books – Family Night at Tacony LAB!

Thu, Mar 30, 3:30 P.M.

Families of students enrolled in Kindergarten through third grade at James J. Sullivan Elementary School are invited to the library for a night of…

LEGO Club

Sat, Apr 1, 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, Apr 2, 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…

Computer Basics Workshop: Intro to the Internet

Sun, Apr 2, 2:00 P.M.

Do you want to learn to use a computer but don't know where to start?  Start here! We'll walk you through the basics. The laptops…

Wednesday Art Workshop

Wed, Apr 5, 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…

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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!