The Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library is pleased to announce its fall Book & Bake Sale, which will take place at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

You're invited to Seed Swap at the Library!

How it works:

Step 1:  Collect an empty seed packet at the Swarthmore Public Library

First Thursdays, 4-5pm in the Community Room

Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club as we explore some of the world’s cuisines in our “A Taste of the World” series. 

Take a walk and enjoy the story at SWPL's Storybook Walk at Little Crum Creek Park!

Check out our new interviews with Swarthmore personalities!  Our first interviews are with extraordinary local historian, Nancy Webster, and the beloved longtime owner of Swarthmore Hardware, Charlie Devaney.  You heard it first here!

We are delighted to offer entrance to ten great attractions as part of our popular Museum and Parks Pass program!

A community treasure since 1929, Swarthmore Public Library has a great collection of books for adults and children.  We also have dvds, books on CD, music cds, great courses, and more.

Book & Bake Sale

The Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library is pleased to announce its fall Book & Bake Sale, which will take place at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

The sale runs on the following schedule:

Thurs., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Seed Swap

You're invited to Seed Swap at the Library!

How it works:

Step 1:  Collect an empty seed packet at the Swarthmore Public Library

Step 2:  Harvest the seeds from your favorite plant and drop them in the packet.  Complete details on the seed packet and deposit your packet(s) to the library by Friday, October 13

Food for Thought Cookbook Club

First Thursdays, 4-5pm in the Community Room

Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club as we explore some of the world’s cuisines in our “A Taste of the World” series. 

The selected cookbook will be available for your perusal at the library.  You may sign-up to make one of the selected recipes or one of your choice from the cookbook, then bring your cooked delicacies for sharing at our monthly meeting.  Happy Cooking!

Storybook Walk

Take a walk and enjoy the story at SWPL's Storybook Walk at Little Crum Creek Park!

Our Storybook Walk is a children’s picture book, displayed page by page in permanent installations along the paths in Little Crum Creek Park. Begin your walk on Cresson Avenue then wind along the path by Little Crum Creek, through the field, and back again while reading a fun story. The book will change several times a year, so you and your family can keep coming back to enjoy a new story.

Swarthmore Storycorps!

Check out our new interviews with Swarthmore personalities!  Our first interviews are with extraordinary local historian, Nancy Webster, and the beloved longtime owner of Swarthmore Hardware, Charlie Devaney.  You heard it first here!  Suggestions for interviewees are welcome!  

Charlie Devaney, Swarthmore Hardware

Nancy Webster, Local historian

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