The Junto was a group founded by Benjamin Franklin to discuss news of the day and pool resources for what eventually became the Library Company of Philadelphia’s collections.

Today, the Junto is an annual event that allows dedicated Library Company supporters to learn about and view newly acquired items in our collections. The event is open to Library Company members at the Phyllis Wheatley level and above, as well as to all who donate to that year’s Junto campaign.

You can donate to this year’s Junto by clicking here and selecting “Junto” as the earmark in the drop-down menu. To learn more, please contact Chief Development Officer Raechel Hammer at development@librarycompany.org or 215-546-3181 ext. 142.

27th Annual Junto (2022) – to be announced soon!

26th Annual Junto (October 5, 2021) – Popular medicine, including primary sources that discuss mental health in early America

25th Annual Junto (December 11, 2020) – The Robert Staples Metamorphic Collection

24th Annual Junto (December 11, 2019) – Visual works created by women

23rd Annual Junto (December 11, 2018) – Patterned cloth book bindings