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Frankford Library Needs Games

Frankford Library is seeking donations of new or gently used board games for a teen program this summer.  Games should be suitable and of interest to teens ages 12-16. Donations of Wii games are welcome too!  Drop off your games during library hours and see the branch head for a tax receipt.  For more information, call 215-685-1473


Betsy Baxter
Branch Manager
Free Library of Philadelphia
Frankford Branch
4634 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19124


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Our Frankford Library – A Treasure Trove on the Avenue!

The literal meaning of “treasure trove” from the old English is “treasure that has been found”. Have you discovered all that the Frankford Library has to offer? An Open House was sponsored by the Friends of the Frankford Library on Wednesday, October 26, to familiarize us with the services available at the Library. The Library, at Frankford Avenue and Overington Street, has been at its present location since 1906.

The Frankford Library provides students in grades 1-12 an opportunity to LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) ahead in their studies. This is a free, drop-in after school program that provides homework help and computer assistance to students. There are literacy enrichment activities for early elementary students. The LEAP Program operates four days a week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 PM – 6 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 PM – 5 PM.

There are eight computers for the community to use and you can bring your own mobile devices to access the free wifi. This internet access provides a great resource for job-hunters and even for those updating their skills.

What can we do for the Library? We can become Friends of the Library whose mission is to support the Free Library of Philadelphia. Each branch has a volunteer group promoting cooperation and communication between the community and the Free Library. Note that today – not many services are free!

Check it out! For more information, visit the library Monday through Friday! Check out the website at



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Teen Tech Week Program at Frankford Branch of the Free Library

Teens – Create your own mini-documentary! Find out how at the Frankford Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 4634 Frankford Ave. on Thursday, March 10 at 3:30 pm.  Laura Deutch, of Messages in Motion will show you how to put together  a “video postcard”   based on your life and experience.  The workshop is free and open to teens age 12 and up.  Parents or guardians of participants are asked to sign a video release form (available at the library) permitting the organization to share their teen’s work.  To preregister (recommended) or for more information, call the library at 215-685-1473 or email



Betsy Baxter

Library Supervisor

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Frankford Branch

4634 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19124


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Frankford Garden Club Update

Frankford Garden Club Update

The Annual Plant Sale did great this year! We sold out around 2:30pm with a profit of  $200 – our best haul yet!
Yes, Charlie, $200, not $195.  I forgot about the $5 I had at home for 5 little potted Black-Eyed Susans I sold.

Mark your Calendar for a Celebratory meeting on Tuesday May 25th at our Wissinoming Park home 6:30 pm – Pot Luck
(use parking lot entrance by the playground on Cheltenham Ave between Frankord Ave.  and Charles St)
At this meeting

  • Time to make our Summer Plans!
  • Are members interested in Judging in the City Garden Contest this year?
  • Latest info on Entering your Garden into the Contest

Thanks go to Diane Kunze, Una Esther Coyle, and Janet Bernstein for driving out to Delran NJ to pick up the plants for the plant sale from Bart’s Nursery; and to all the members who  came out to help at the sale:
Cara Kaminski, Nancy Tweed, Mary Ellen Post, Marie Zimmerman, Maria Goldston, Connie Whitmore, Pat Hoberg, Joan Long, Gloria Green (with her eyepatch!) Charlie Bugg, Una Coyle, and Nona Bloom -oh, and myself and Diane Kunze too. Yup, we was a crowd!
Cara, Marie Z., Una and Nancy finished up the tail end of the sale (was it one or 2 hours?)
AND  thanks to Betsy Baxter, Librarian, and the Frankford Library, for letting us set up shop in front of the Library, and for  coming out on her day off to give out Library information.
AND thanks to Simone Wood (staff member for PA Rep Tony Payton) for designing and printing the Sale flyers-
OH! Thanks to Johnnie Mae Parker fr getting the flyers out and about!
AND Special Thanks to Bart’s Nurseries for supporting our Club by providing strong healthy plants at a fantastic price for our Sale.
Lots of supporters and neighbors came out to shop, and we thank them too! (Like you, Sloane and Jennifer Folks and Yvonne Philips) Thanks to  Frankford Gazette, the online Fkd website, Second Baptist and others for publicizing the Sale!

Janet E. Bernstein
6946 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(267) 343-3267  home
(267) 982-9620 cell