Message from John Smyth
President of the Friends of the Charles Santore Library
Warmest greetings from the Friends of the Charles Santore Library! We’re excited to kick off a variety of programs and initiatives in support of the Library.
As the New Year approaches, we’re also eager to promote the Library’s four main initiatives.
We believe that a fresh focus on organization, special events, fundraising, and recruiting will ensure that this invaluable resource serving the Bella Vista, Queen Village, and surrounding communities remains open, accessible, and in service of its visitors.
About The Free Library of Philadelphia Charles Santore Branch: The Charles Santore branch serves the South Philadelphia communities of Bella Vista, Queen Village, and Hawthorne with a variety of invaluable services. Located at the intersection of Carpenter and 7th streets, this beloved neighborhood branch is only a short walk from Philly’s famous Italian Market and South Street.
Meet the Friends: Friends of the Charles Santore Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that our community has access to everything that this beloved branch has to offer. From recruiting staff to organizing and executing excellent Library programming, the Friends are honored to advocate on behalf of the Charles Santore Library and partner with the community in support of everything that the Library has to offer.
Click on any of the links below to learn about upcoming library events and news, community initiatives, and more:
- Spanish Story Time Canceled, January 5
- Check Out the Charles Santore Library’s Updated January Calendar
- Join Us on December 16 at 3:00 pm for the Friends Speaker Series!
- Cuentos en español con amigos! / Spanish storytime with friends!
- Coming Soon: the Charles Santore Library Information Kiosk
- Thank You to the Philadelphia Activities Fund!
- Santore Library Speaker Series