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Frankford Library Reopening Delayed

 There has been an unexpected change in the scope of this project and, regrettably, we did not meet our funding goals. Due to the funding shortfall, the work planned for the second lower-level meeting room has been cancelled.  Meeting space options on both the upper and lower levels remain in the current project scope.

The projected re-opening date has also been changed following contractual delays, and our new timeline has an anticipated opening of Summer 2024.

Cluster Leader / Administrative Librarian
Northeast Neighborhood Libraries

215-685-0502  |
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Avenue, 19149

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The Heroes of Frankford High School

Introducing “The Heroes of Frankford High School,” a poignant and powerful new book that pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Authored by Bob and Pat Smiley, “The Heroes of Frankford High School” is the third installment in the Frankford series, and it shines a light on the former students of Frankford High School who lost their lives while serving in military since the school’s founding in 1910. With 204 fallen heroes in total, the book offers a comprehensive and heartfelt look at their lives, their service, and their legacies.

Through carefully researched stories and compelling anecdotes, “The Heroes of Frankford High School” offers readers a unique and deeply personal insight into the lives of these brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. From World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book honors their service and sacrifice, and celebrates the enduring spirit of the Frankford community.

“The Heroes of Frankford High School” is available in both paperback and eBook format on Amazon, making it easy to add this powerful and inspiring book to your collection. Whether you’re a proud Frankford alum, a history buff, or simply looking for a moving and thought-provoking read, this book is not to be missed.

Order your copy of “The Heroes of Frankford High School” today and discover the inspiring stories of the brave men and women who gave everything for their country. Follow the link to Amazon to purchase your copy today!

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A Frankford Christmas Stocking

The surprises of a Christmas stocking are the perfect analogy for the fruits of historical research. Retired archivist and history librarian Gail McCormick shares memories of Christmas past discovered in her research on Frankford’s Swedenborgian Church and families – many of whom are founding members of The Historical Society of Frankford.


A great presentation with high quality production values.

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Frankford War Memorial Turns 100

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large Streets honors those who served in World War I.   It was dedicated on November 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of the new Frankford El.  November 11th was at that time called Armistice Day in honor of the ending of hostilities of WWI.  It was later renamed Veterans Day.

The memorial lists the names of the 2,382 men and women who were from Frankford and served in the military during the war.  There were 28 fatalities in the list.  We have spent quite a bit of time working on documenting the history of the memorial and how it came to be there.  So that there names might not be forgotten, we created an index of the names from the images of the brass panels.  You can see it here.  Maybe you will find someone you recognize.

Below is a video of some of the history of the memorial that we produced with the help of Debbie Klak and the Historical Society of Frankford.

There will be a ceremony to mark it’s 100th birthday on November 10th.  See the  flyer below for more details.


Link to video here

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Frankford High JROTC Tours Temple

On September 16th, cadets of the Frankford High School Pioneer Junior ROTC Battalion joined other JROTC cadets for an open house at Temple University hosted by the Red Diamond ROTC Battalion cadets.
We received a tour of the campus and the ROTC facilities. In addition we enjoyed a PowerPoint briefing by the cadets on what they do and the activities that they participated in during the year. We ended the session with a question and answer period.
Before we headed back to Frankford High School we were able to get this group shot of everyone.
Deanna Bracy
Cadet Captain, JROTC
Public Affairs Officer
Pioneer Battalion
Frankford High School