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Stories in the Rittenhouse Square

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join Miss Liz at the goat statue in Rittenhouse Square preschool storytimes! We will share stories and songs together, and will have books for kids to read with their grownups and check out after storytime. In cases of rain or extreme heat, storytime will be cancelled.  

Toddlers and Preschoolers Storytime at Gold Star Park

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

We're moving to Gold Star Park! Bring your little ones for singing, dancing and monkeys jumping on the bed! Cancellations will be announced on Charles Santore Library Facebook .

Stories and STEM

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Science and nonfiction storytimes for preschool children followed by an experiment for little hands. Ms. Rachel will provide a half hour of stories and songs and then provide either an in-person or take home STEM activity. Storytimes will either be outdoors in the park or downstairs in the…

Preschool Storytime & Play Group

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Join Ms. Meghan for stories, songs, and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after Storytime to play. Siblings welcome. Inside or outside depending on weather and health guidelines. Text @ricprescho to 81010 for reminders.

Family Storytime

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Families of preschool aged children are invited to join us for storytimes at the Cecil B Moore Library. Groups should contact the librarian at walkert@freelibrary.org to make sure there is space before coming. 

Summer Gardening at Donatucci Library!

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:30 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join us before Storytime as we cultivate our library gtarden, learn about the land we share, and enjoy the tasty fruits of our work.  All ages.

Outdoor Music and Movement!

Wed, June 29, 2022 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Ms Naomi Wednesdays at 10:30 am at Shakespeare Park (across the street from the library on Vine St) for Music and Movement! Enjoy songs, dance, and fun explorations of rhythm and movement! This program is intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. Weather-permitting.…

Read, Baby Read Outdoor Storytime at DiSilvestro Playground

Wed, June 29, 2022 11:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us outdoors at DiSilvestro Playground for a storytime full of music, movement and play! Babies, toddlers and PreK welcome!    

Tacony Explorers Literacy Programming

Wed, June 29, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Tacony Explorers Literacy Programming Mondays-Fridays 11:00am Children reading on a K-2nd grade level – Mondays & Tuesdays Children reading on a 3rd-4th grade level – Wednesdays & Thursdays Children reading on a 5th-7th grade level – Fridays All children who participate…

Cancelled for today....Outdoor Storytime!

Wed, June 29, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Andorra Library

In-person storytime returns to the library's patio!  Join us as we read, sing, dance and learn together.  This program is best for children ages 0 - 5 and their families. Be sure to pack water and sunblock!  There will be carpet squares and limited seating, but you are welcome…

Wednesday Crafternoons

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Stop by the children's area for a craft to do here in the library or take home with you.  Crafts will be most appropriate for ages 3 and up.  Kits will be available from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and supplies are limited. Most Wednesdays from June 15 through August 10. If you are a…

Summer Kick-Off Party

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Starting off our Summer with a Party hosted by the Library and Parks and Rec. Join us outside in the playground behind the branch. Rain date: June 29

Tacony Explorers: STEM Programming

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Tacony Explorers STEM Programming Mondays-Fridays 1:00pm For children entering grades 1-7 These programs are made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and sponsored by the Tacony Community Development Corporation. All City of Philadelphia COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Game Day Wednesdays

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Stop by the Wynnefield Library on Wednesdays for game day.

Snake Party!

Wed, June 29, 2022 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Snake expert Scott Prior will introduce you to his favorite scaly friends. As they visit the library, he will share interesting facts about snake behaviors and habitats, and answer your snake questions.  If you are brave enough, you can pet one.  For all ages. Space will be…

Bucket Drumming with Julius

Wed, June 29, 2022 2:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Julius Rivera will provide high quality programming for children and families in the Kensington community. Bucket Drumming with Julius  is an outdoor event in the playground, will move into library for inclement weather.              

Afternoon Storytime with Mr. Bruce!

Wed, June 29, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join Mr. Bruce upstairs in the library for stories every Wednesday!

Minute to Win It Challenges

Wed, June 29, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Kids will participate in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house.  For ages 7-12. Cannot accommodate camp groups.

Tacony Explorers: Crafts and Enrichment Programming

Wed, June 29, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Tacony Explorers Crafts & Enrichment Programming Mondays-Fridays 3:00pm For children entering grades 1-7 These programs are made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and sponsored by the Tacony Community Development Corporation. All City of Philadelphia COVID-19…

Family Story Time

Wed, June 29, 2022 3:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Enjoy picture books, songs, rhymes, and wiggle breaks with Ms. Kayla! Best suited for ages 3-8 and families. We cannot accommodate large day care groups at family story time. Day cares and schools are encouraged to call Kayla for scheduling (215-685-9794). Masking is encouraged in the library.…