Philly Has a New Teen Center at The Free Library

The Field Teen Center at the Free Library is now officially open to the public. The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway Central Library.

In addition to old favorites such as public computers and Afterschool Programming, the Field Teen Center now has meeting rooms where tweens and teens can run that Dungeons and Dragons campaign or work together on a group project.

They’ve more than doubled the size of their manga and graphic novel collections! They have increased the number of staff serving teens in the space, so you’ll find some new faces next time you stop in. There’s plenty of new comfy seating too, so come in and claim your spot.

Teens will reign in the Field Teen Center, offering afterschool programming every day of the week.

Upcoming events include:

Thursday, April 25

Teen Job Fair | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Skyline Room
Join us at the Parkway Central Library for volunteering, job training, educational, and employment opportunities for teens and upcoming high school graduates.

Saturday, May 11

Free Library Comic Con | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Parkway Central Library
Our 5th annual Comic Con event at the Free Library featuring gaming, cosplay, art, workshops, and panel discussions! Registerfor your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, June 26

Free Library of Pride Drag Show | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Skyline Room
Returning for its third year, this all-ages drag show features local Philadelphia performers.


Field Teen Center hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.