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Teen Summer Programs at the Frankford Branch Library

2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7 and 14:

Teen Book Club

Good books, conversation and snacks!  Find out how to review a book and enter the Teen Summer Reading Raffle online.  First meeting, we get acquainted, discuss The Hunger Games, and vote on what to read in the coming weeks. Age 12 and up.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Frankford Branch, 4634 Frankford Ave. call 215-685-1473 or email for more information,

2:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2 and 9

Teen Game Days

Drop in, meet, greet, eat, play Wii, and board games.  Feel free to bring a game to share!

Age 12 and up.


The Free Library of Philadelphia, Frankford Branch, 4634 Frankford Ave. call 215-685-1473 or email for more information,


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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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Friends of the Frankford Branch Library

Original Look of the Frankford Library Branch

The Friends of the Frankford Branch Library will meet on Wednesday February 16, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.  Find out how you can support and have a say in shaping your community library.  The library is located at 4634 Frankford Avenue (Frankford Ave. & Overington St.)  For more information, call 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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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Frankford CDC to host Public Meeting
    When – Tue, May 25, 5pm – 6pm
    Where – Frankford Library, Frankford Avenue at Overington St. (map)
    Description – The Frankford Community Development Corporation will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. The Frankford CDC will discuss the 2010 Program of Work and ideas for collaboration with community organizations. Guest may enter through the main door.
  • Frankford Garden Club Meeting
    When – Tue, May 25, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Where – Wissinoming Park (map)
    Description – Celebratory meeting and Pot Luck for members only (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 New members are always welcome to join at any time for only $10/year (individual) or $15/yr (family)
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, May 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Edmunds School, 1197 Haworth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Description – The ultimate goal is to create a process that enhances the community’s ability to solve issues surrounding truancy, domestic violence, child safety and substance abuse.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, June 3, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, June 6, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: The story of Gettsyburg battlefield National Military Park Herb Kaufman
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, June 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – ANNUAL TEA and PROGRAM: RESEARCHING NORTHEAST HISTORY — A Local Historian’s Journey Frank W. Hollingsworth. Local historian and co-author of “Northeast Philadelphia: A Brief History” Frank Hollingsworth has conducted his research at various sites throughout the region — including right here at the Historical Society of Frankford. Learn of his approach to researching local history — utilizing the many techniques and resources available — and evolution from HSF member, to researcher, to lecturer, co-author, and recognized local historian.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, June 15, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)