Wynnefield Library

5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1498
(54th St. & Overbrook Ave.)
215-685-0298

Closed Today

Sunday, 6/18 Closed
Monday, 6/19 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 6/20 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 6/21 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6/22 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Friday, 6/23 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6/24 Closed
  • * Thursday had hour changes – Due to staff development.
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. 27 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Thu., Aug. 24 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Thu., Sep. 28 : Opening at 2:00 PM Due to staff development.
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Facilities

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

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Upcoming Events

Teen Craft Day

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

Have fun using your creative skills to make a craft project.

Magic by Ed! Family Magic Show

Thu, Jun 29, 11:00 A.M.

This high-energy, fast-paced show is great for children AND adults! The show includes audience participation, music, and live animals, including a…

Bartram's Garden

Wed, Jul 5, 1:30 P.M.

Our friends from Bartram’s Garden are leading workshops on “Unnatural History” and “Solar Energy.”

Storytelling Thursdays

Thu, Jul 6, 11:00 A.M.

Enjoy interactive songs and stories from around the world.   

“I Want to Paint Like …”

Fri, Jul 7, 1:00 P.M.

Learn about famous painters while creating your own painting based on their techniques.

Family Movie Day

Mon, Jul 10, 1:00 P.M.

Enjoy a great movie with your family. Snacks will be provided.

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About

One block from City Line Avenue, the Wynnefield Branch serves the communities of Wynnefield and Overbook Farms. The library is next door to the John C. Anderson Cultural Center, and is very close to the campus of St. Joseph's University.

History

Dr. Thomas Wynne, Welsh physician to William Penn and Speaker of the first two provincial assemblies of Pennsylvania, gave the neighborhood its name when he built his home, Wynnestay, in 1690.  Stay is Welsh for field. The house still stands at the corner of 52nd and Woodbine.

 

Around 1904, the Wynnefield Improvement Company built several homes in the area in the style of Wynnestay.  In the 1920s, the numerous row homes throughout the area were built.  In the 1950s, the two shopping areas in the neighborhood gained prominence; one at City Line and 47th Street , and the other at 54th Street near City Line.

 

With the opening of the Wynnefield Branch in June 1964, the current configuration of the neighborhood was completed.  The building was the end result of a long campaign by the Wynnefield Residents Association, and included the establishment of the Wynnefield (now John C. Anderson) Cultural Center under the direction of the City of Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

 

In September 2000, the Wynnefield Branch re-opened after extensive technological upgrades and the addition of several public computers.