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Bala Cynwyd Library

131 Old Lancaster Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 664-1196

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Monday – Thursday (10am – 9pm)
Friday – Saturday (10am – 5pm)
Sunday (Noon – 5pm) Closed in Summer

Upcoming Events

Mon 21

Solar Eclipse Live Video Stream

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bala Cynwyd Library

Bala Cynwyd Library

The Bala Cynwyd Library has served Lower Merion residents for over 100 years. In fact, the library celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2015. In May 2013, the library completed an extensive renovation project as part of Building for the Future: The Campaign for Lower Merion Libraries.

The newly renovated Bala Cynwyd Library is equipped with a state-of-the-art geothermal temperature control system, expanded meeting spaces, a Tutor Room, and a new Young Adult Room. The Children’s Room on the upper floor was also expanded and has become a great attraction for young readers in the community, drawing hundreds of attendees to children’s events and regular story times.

Unique among the Lower Merion Library System, Bala Cynwyd holds extensive collections of Judaica and musical scores, and hosts Sunday concerts, the Great Books discussion series, and other special programs. The library also manages a book sale, which is supplied in great part by donations from the community.

Bala Cynwyd Library continues to thrive with the support of the Lower Merion community.  Click here for a brief history.

  • Music Fun Fridays Rescheduled Aug 10, 2017 - Music Fun Friday has been cancelled for Friday, August 11.  There will be another session on Friday, August 18 instead.
  • Board Games Nov 18, 2016 - Come check out some of our new board games in the Young Adult Room!  Chess, Risk, Settlers of Catan, and more!
  • Board Volunteers Needed Aug 25, 2016 - Bala Cynwyd Library is actively seeking new members for its Board of Trustees.  Access the application at http://bit.ly/2duoI9w and drop it by the library.