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Children’s Storytime

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for children’s storytime! Babies and PreK children are welcome to join us for dancing, reading, singing, and more. Follow us on Instagram @southphillylibrary for updates!            

Music with Ms. Molly!

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

These sessions are based on music appreciation, learning rhythms, incorporating elements of early childhood education into music, and are most of all, fun!  Classes are themed around various children's interests, such as space, boats, monsters, trucks, animals and more. We will also…

Read Baby Read Storytime

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Bushrod Library

Storytime for babies and toddlers aged 0-24 months. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces! Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Preschool Storytime with Ms. Susan

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and rhymes, and stay for playtime afterwards! Intended for children ages 2-6, and their caregivers.

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West Library

Join us for books, songs & dancing! For ages 5 and under and their caregivers

Preschool Storytime

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Andorra Library

Join us for an in-person storytime on our storytime rug!  We'll read, sing, dance, and learn together.  For children ages 0 to 5 years old along with their families.  

Storytime Adventures!

Thu, May 30, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Join Miss Liz for  Storytime Adventures on Thursday mornings at 10:30am, where we'll explore a new theme each week! Stay after storytime for playtime. Intended for preschoolers ages 3+ and their caregivers, but all are welcome. This program will be held on the…

Sensory Storytime

Thu, May 30, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Sensory Storytime is designed for children ages 5 and under who are Autistic, Neurodivergent, or have Sensory Issues.  We will read stories, sing songs, and do other interactive exercises to foster joy, engagement and learning. Space is limited to 10 participants or fewer. …

Chinese Storytime - 中文故事時間

Thu, May 30, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West Library

中文故事時間 Stick around for Chinese storytime! All are welcome to come read, sing and learn at our storytime entirely in Chinese. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Build It Club

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join us for free play with Magnatiles, K'Nex, Marble Runs and other STEM building toys.  We will also have pre-Duplo, Duplo, and big-kids Legos for kids of all stages of Lego capabilities.   Most Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

CHECK IT OUT! Celebration with the Bearded Ladies

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

C H E C K I T O U T ! Celebration begins at 3:00pm; show starts at 4:00pm! The  Bearded Ladies Beardmobile  gets into her finest book-lover drag for a family-friendly show about libraries and the people who make them so wonderful. CHECK IT OUT! celebrates Philly's libraries as…

The Center for Aquatic Sciences: CARES: Conserve and Re-Establish Species

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

For better or worse, people have an impact on endangered species.  Meet animal ambassadors for change, hear success stories, and learn how you can help save the next species.   This program will take place in our Story Hour Room and is intended for our friends 12 and under.

Lego day!

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Build and create with the library’s Lego collection!

Chess Club

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join Mr. Brian and others for Chess Club Thursdays!  Kids aged 13 and under are invited to learn, practice, and play this ancient board game that has roots in India going back 1500 years!  Any skill level welcome.  All supplies provided.      

After-School Meals

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Stop by after school and eat a light supper! This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, starting at 3:30 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This After School Meal Program is a federally-funded Child Nutrition…

Jewelry Club

Thu, May 30, 2024 3:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Join us to make fun and creative jewelry including friendship bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more! Supplies and instruction will be provided. For school-aged children. 

Library Playgroup

Fri, May 31, 2024 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

We’ve filled our meeting room with toys good for a range of ages. Come and socialize in the comfort of the library. Groups please call to set up a separate appointment. This program is brought to you by Read, Baby, Read and is made possible by a generous grant from the William Penn…

Family Storytime!

Fri, May 31, 2024 10:00 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to the library for stories, songs, games, and dancing at Family Storytime! Depending on the weather, storytime will be outside in the library courtyard or inside in the Children’s Department.

Storytime at Clark Park

Fri, May 31, 2024 10:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West Library

Join us in Clark Park  by the playground (43rd St & Chester Ave.) for outdoor storytime! Bring a blanket & snack & get ready to read, sing & dance! Storytime will take place at the library in case of inclement weather.   

Preschool Storytime

Fri, May 31, 2024 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Ms. Scout for stories, songs, and rhymes, and stay for playtime afterwards! Intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. In good weather, this program will be held outdoors in Shakespeare Park, directly across the street from the library's main…

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