Our local libraries provide many free activities to entertain and teach children as young as infants. Click on the library names below to see their upcoming events. They also allow you to borrow passes at no charge to local attractions such as Elmwood Zoo and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
1601 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083 The parking lot for this library is small and fills up frequently. There is usually metered parking available on Darby Road adjacent to the library.
The children's library is located on the second floor. When you enter the library the stairs to the second floor are immediately on your left. The children's library is large. There are many book aisles where it's easy to lose track of kids. There are many toys, games, and puzzles for kids to play with in an open area dedicated to these activities. These can't be borrowed but kids can play with them in the library. There is also a separate room for the libraries children's programs.
When you walk through the front door the children's section is located to the right. The children's section is compact so it's easy to keep track of your kids while you're in the library. They have various programs for all ages. There is also a children's restroom with kids sized plumbing fixtures. It's locked but you can easily get the key at the main front desk near the front entrance.
70 Powell Rd, Springfield, PA 19064 Keep driving to the back of the building if you're looking for the children's section. There is a separate entrance in the back with parking along the side of the building and the back.
The children's library is located below the main library with a separate entrance behind the building. Along with books the library also as toys for young children to play with while they are in the library. If you are attending a children's event, the event is held in a room with double doors located to your left as soon as you enter the children's library. There is also a playground behind the library if you want to combine a library trip with a trip to the park. You can read a description of the park here.