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Free Fun Friday | Day 10

In: 31 days of October, Family Snapshots

So here’s a few shots of our free fun Friday here in Philadephia. In the Fall. So, to keep things alliterated…

Free Fun Friday in Fall in Philadelphia.

Oh yeah, baby.

Fly Eagles Fly.

Ok, sorry.  It’s getting to me, ya’ll.

So today, we went out to explore a bit of our city – a tad further out of the city – there’s this precious little town that I think I’ll fall in love with. It’s so much like my hometown Greenville; I feel the two of us will get along really well.




So then there’s this. The Jenkintown Library. For our family, the library is pretty much like a second school room. Being without a library card and library books in the house for almost a month now has been strange, at best. But when we saw this gorgeous building, on the National Registry of Historical Places, we had to stop in.  This library is older than the town it resides in!


The portrait above the fireplace is the father of the home’s original owner, who donated the house to the Library Society in 1803. The home’s owner was the painter.


As we walked in the door to this 220+ year old home, we saw this sign.


Walls up the staircase were laden with gorgeous paintings of children’s novels – Robin Hood and Peter Pan stood out to my girls as the favorites. Then we walked through the door at the top of the stairs, and found this.


*The* most magical library I’ve ever seen. And definitely the quietest.


While there is (I’ve heard!) a super new, fun, glitzy library nearby that is much larger with a larger selection of items, my girls only want to visit this one for the next little while. The small town charm is just unmatched.

So, if you’re spending any time this fall in Philadelphia, you need to go check out this library for some free fun. On a Friday. 🙂


Doesn’t this make you just wanna go grab a book and curl up by the window right now?

So, question for you – what’s favorite children’s books should I definitely have on our to read list (once our library card goes through)?


This post is part of a 31 day series called Fall in Philadelphia. If this is your first stop along the way, I am so glad you’re here and I hope today’s post brought you a little warmth and coziness. This journey is best taken from the very beginning.  Each day’s posts are pretty much *live* as I’m living a journey of leaving the deep South (my entire life!) and jumping into the big city. All of the blog posts in this series will be linked together on the Fall in Philadelphia landing page. Click here to be taken there.  Thanks for stopping by!

Fall in Philadelphia



  • Jane

    October 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Please check out Nanny Piggins from the library. You will laugh as you read it to your girls.
    Gods blessings to you.


  • Kim

    October 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Oh I will check it out, Jane! Thanks!!


  • smartbaby101

    October 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    That library is just adorable! I’d love to have my family in a quaint town like this! Thanks for the photo tour!


  • Kim

    October 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I couldn’t believe how precious it was either! And just minutes outside of the city. I’m pretty much looking forward to really getting to know this little town.


  • Debra Alexander

    October 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I think this is so enchanting. Most libraries are “cute” in the children’s section but this is warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing – great post and 31 Day idea. Makes me want to go around my city and take pictures.


  • Bree

    October 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Love this 31 series and that library is so great! Loved the photo tour!


  • Sarah Michelle Nething

    October 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Bark, George is a book i discovered recently while working as a substitute teacher-a second grader chose it as her favorite book to read to the class because of “the surprise at the end”. There are so many other good books I love, but this was the first one that came to mind. Love the pictures of this library!


  • Rose

    October 11, 2014 at 12:20 am

    The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books were some of my favorites as a kid. Gail Carson Levine also has some excellent princess books. 🙂


  • amandacalitz

    October 11, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for sharing. I love the photo’s


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