On the second Thursday of every month, the Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. will open at 2:00 p.m. due to staff development.
There is a Book Drop at this Location
On April 23, 2004, the Passyunk Branch was renamed the Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Branch in honor of the lifetime resident of South Philadelphia whose service to the community began in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1970. Mr. Donatucci held positions as the chairman and leader of the 26th Ward.
The Passyunk Library first opened its doors on April 14, 1914 on a tract of land received from the estate of Stephen Girard (1750-1831). Girard was a French immigrant who was estimated to be the richest man in America at the time of his death. The building was one of 25 libraries built with funds that the great philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia.
There are several murals in the branch by Calvin Jones. The mural in the meeting room includes Ben Franklin, Stephen Girard, Andrew Carnegie, and young patrons of the library.
Movie Matinee - Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00p.m.
Relax in the AC with some popcorn and a movie! This program is intended for families of all ages. For daycares with groups over 10 children, please call the children’s librarian at 215-685-1755 for an appointment
We’ll be watching a couple episodes of anime while we practice our manga drawing skills! Bring a snack if you’d like. This program is intended for teens 12 and up.
Join us for Playstation and Wii gaming! This program is intended for children 7 and up.