Logan Library

Emphasizing Family Literacy
Opening November 4, 2017

New Features

  • a reading garden for customers to settle in and enjoy the books they just checked out

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Lillian Marrero Library

Emphasizing Early-Childhood Literacy and New Americans
Opening November 18, 2017

New Features

  • a new entrance with ADA-accessible elevators
  • expanded bilingual resources
  • enhanced workplace readiness resources

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Tacony Library

Emphasizing Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Opening December 2, 2017

New Features

  • Small Business Resource Center providing the information and resources needed to start, manage, and grow a business, as well as offering individual assistance in writing business plans, targeting new customers, and finding sources of financing.

    The Small Business Resource Center has been developed in response to the work of the Tacony Community Development Corporation, which has been working to establish the neighborhood as a quality destination for shopping and dining.

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Lovett Memorial Library

Emphasizing Mt. Airy Community
Opening December 16, 2017

New Features

  • new elevators
  • three centrally located computer lounges featuring state-of-the-art technology and equipment to support the Audio Media Program, which allows customers to produce audio content including audiobooks, original music, and podcasts
  • a dedicated quiet zone for those looking for tranquility and creative inspiration
  • a covered reading porch overlooking the newly landscaped Lovett Park, for quiet reading as well as for book discussions, conversation groups, knitting workshops, and more

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In the News

"Public Libraries for the People": A Gift of Four Original Prints by Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.
Free Library of Philadelphia
The walls of the newly-remodeled 21st Century Libraries just got even prettier! We can't wait to invite you inside later this autumn to see the libraries for yourselves. A big THANK YOU is due to INTECH for their hard work on the Building Inspiration construction, as well as for the presentation of four framed original prints...

Announcing Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative
Free Library of Philadelphia
Last year, the Free Library of Philadelphia welcomed more than six million visitors. Thirty percent of those visitors stopped in monthly. In a single year, those visitors generated more than 3 million reference questions, which equates to two questions for every man, woman and child who lives in the city today.

The Free Library of Philadelphia Announces Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries undergoing renovation and expansion through the Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative.

Stained-glass murals installed in Lovett Library
Chestnut Hill Local
As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, a project financed by a $25-million grant from the William Penn Foundation, two new stained-glass works of art were installed in Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, on Aug. 10.

Renovations Underway to Modernize Four Philly Libraries
Philly Voice
Construction is underway on the next phase of an effort to bring Philadelphia libraries into the modern age. This week, The Free Library of Philadelphia announced that work has begun on the Lillian Marrero Library in Fairhill and the Lovett Memorial Library in Mount Airy.