Parkway Central Library


The Edgewater community is really at the edge of everything, including being mere blocks from one of the city’s biggest resources of education, literacy, and family events. The Philadelphia Public Library, the Parkway Central branch located on 19th and Vine streets, is your local branch and is only about a 10-minute walk from the Edgewater.

Of course you already know that your local library branch boasts the biggest book collection in the city, infinite online resources and free wifi, but did you also know that there are daily educational and enriching events happening at the Parkway Central Library? The majority of these are free and open to the public.

If you are looking for family friendly events, your local branch has got you covered as well. There are numerous story time events for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. The library also hosts classes and courses for older kids and teens, including computer programming courses , kids’ chess classes and instructional art classes .

If you are looking for adult classes, the Parkway Central Library has a slew of interesting events. In addition to countless literacy courses and book clubs, your local branch hosts business courses, weekly meditation courses, an upcoming adult chess tourney, and much more throughout the month of October.

The Parkway Central Library also hosts a variety of events with well-known authors, including the upcoming Jodi Picoult Small Great Things event on October 25th.

As the weather takes a dip in temperature, take a visit to our local library and take in all it has to offer our community.