Reading is essential. We are so proud that we have been able to enhance learning opportunities within our watershed (which is really a big outdoor classroom), especially along Tacony Creek Park.
We are excited to announce the installation of THREE new Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park, in collaboration with Read to Succeed Philly! These libraries join the library installed by WHYY last summer, located at I Street & Ramona Avenue in Juniata Park. We can’t thank these wonderful partners enough.
Thank you to Tiny WPA and Read to Succeed for building and installing these beautiful little libraries in Tacony Creek Park at the following gateways: Whitaker Avenue & East Loudon Street in Feltonville and Bingham & E Ashdale Streets and East Tabor Road & East Olney Avenue in Olney.
These libraries provide critical opportunities for young children to engage with and have access to reading materials. The fact that these are in Tacony Creek Park — surrounded by nature — creates an environment that’s even richer for learning! Watch for news about summer programs.
There are even more special educational opportunities coming to the park soon including the River Alive! Learning Trail, which will bring wonder and learning to Tacony Creek along Cayuga Street and the I Street & Ramona Avenue gateway in Juniata Park.
Consisting of a series of watershed awareness and engagement opportunities for young children and their caregivers, the space will include animal sculptures, seating, bilingual signage, water messaging, and images along the sidewalk and crosswalk.
Learn more about how the Learning Trail will connect youth to nature and the TTF Watershed here.
We hope to see you at these Little Libraries soon. Share a photo and tag us! @TTFWatershed #TaconyCreekPark Watch for news about the Learning Trail, with an expected community grand opening in Fall 2022.