Lovett Library & Park

Lovett Library & Park

Mt. Airy’s beloved Lovett Memorial Library opened in 1885, an independent facility founded as a memorial to Thomas Lovett, who purchased the land at Germantown Avenue and Sedgwick Street 20 years prior. The library entered the Free Library of Philadelphia’s network in 1924, and an addition was built in 1960. In 2016, the library closed for an 18-month renovation and expansion as part of two initiatives: Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, and Reimagining the Civic Commons. The William Penn Foundation has generously supported both initiatives, with additional funding from the Knight Foundation for Civic Commons. 

Mt. Airy USA has partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Fairmount Park Conservancy at Lovett Library & Park to invigorate the facility and its unique one-acre grounds into the community center it’s destined to be. The library is scheduled to reopen this fall, and now, we’re asking your help to program the park space. Do you or your organization have an idea for a great community event? We’d love to hear from you. Fill out the form below: