Free Fun Friday | Day 10

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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. 🙂

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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)?

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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!

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About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

9 responses »

    • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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