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The Fox Chase Library will be closed tomorrow in observation of Independence Day. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5 at 10:00. Be safe, stay cool, and Happy Fourth of July! Image information from the Free Library of Philadelphia's Historical Images of Philadelphia digital collection: Item Info Item No: pdcc00160 Title: Display of Fireworks at Philadelphia Historic Street Address: Broad & Market Streets Media Type: Scrapbooks Source: Print and Picture Collection Notes: Illustration of people gathered to watch a firework display centered around a grand structure consisting of three tall archways. Above these arches the following words are highlighted : July 4th 1776 Liberty & Union Now and Forever One and Inseperable. An enormous firework pinwheel spins in the central arch. Fireworks light the sky. The words Broad & Market 1851 are written in pencil below the print. Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3 Creator Name: Devereux, Nicholson B., approximately 1813- - Artist Worcester & Co. - Engraver Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
We are already in week three of the Free Library's summer reading program - next week is that half way mark! there's still plenty of time to get in on the fun this summer. Come in today and see how much you can do between now and August 3rd!