Wynnefield Library

5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1498
54th St. & Overbrook Ave.
Open today 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8/14 Closed
Monday, 8/15 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. *
Tuesday, 8/16 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/17 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/18 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8/19 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8/20 Closed
  • * Monday had hour changes – Delayed opening due to staff shortage.
Sunday Closed
Monday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Aug. 25 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Mon., Sep. 5 : Closed Labor Day
  • Thu., Sep. 22 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Mon., Oct. 10 : Closed Indigenous People Day
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Facilities

  • Handicapped accessible
  • Street parking
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)
  • Street parking (free)
  • Street parking (metered)
  • Bicycle rack
  • Book drop box

Upcoming Events

Read Baby Read Outdoor Summer Storytime

Thu, August 18, 2022 10:30 A.M.

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play. Read Baby Read is made possible by a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Computer Classes for Seniors

Tue, August 23, 2022 11:30 A.M.

Seniors are invited to join us for in-person Computer Classes. All skill levels are welcome. 

PA CareerLinkĀ® Job Search Assistance

Thu, August 25, 2022 11:00 A.M.

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with…

Fiber Art Fridays

Fri, August 26, 2022 1:00 P.M.

Join Wynnefield Library and Sisters Interacting Through Stitches to create craft projects by sharing skills at all levels in quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and…

About

One block from City Line Avenue, the Wynnefield Branch serves the communities of Wynnefield and Overbook Farms. The library is next door to the John C. Anderson Cultural Center, and is very close to the campus of St. Joseph's University.

History

Dr. Thomas Wynne, Welsh physician to William Penn and Speaker of the first two provincial assemblies of Pennsylvania, gave the neighborhood its name when he built his home, Wynnestay, in 1690.  Stay is Welsh for field. The house still stands at the corner of 52nd and Woodbine.

 

Around 1904, the Wynnefield Improvement Company built several homes in the area in the style of Wynnestay.  In the 1920s, the numerous row homes throughout the area were built.  In the 1950s, the two shopping areas in the neighborhood gained prominence; one at City Line and 47th Street , and the other at 54th Street near City Line.

 

With the opening of the Wynnefield Branch in June 1964, the current configuration of the neighborhood was completed.  The building was the end result of a long campaign by the Wynnefield Residents Association, and included the establishment of the Wynnefield (now John C. Anderson) Cultural Center under the direction of the City of Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

 

In September 2000, the Wynnefield Branch re-opened after extensive technological upgrades and the addition of several public computers.