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High School selection season is upon us—the window for students to select a Philadelphia School District High School is open now through November 6. The Literacy Enrichment Afterschool… continue reading The Philly High School Choice Website Is Now Online!

By written by Bryan B.    October 29, 2020   

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and… continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020    1

This is the final installment in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and… continue reading Do-It-Yourself Family Self-Care

By written by Bryan B.    June 3, 2020   

This is the 5th in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Emotional Vocabulary

By written by Bryan B.    May 27, 2020   

This is the 4th in an ongoing series of family self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for… continue reading Family Self-Care and Private / Public Space in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 20, 2020    1

This is the 3rd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading Family Self-Care and Exercise in the Time of Social Distancing

By written by Bryan B.    May 13, 2020    1

This is the 2nd in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and for whom… continue reading We Don’t Come with Dashboards: Reading Your Internal Gauges

By written by Bryan B.    May 6, 2020   

Let’s face it—these are crazy times. I’m writing at home at this moment, because my library, McPherson Square , is currently closed. Schools have closed. Many businesses are… continue reading Self-Care Resources for Families

By written by Bryan B.    April 29, 2020    1

Following an early dismissal on Wednesdays, students from a local middle school pack the floor of the McPherson Square library . With students flocking in prior to regularly scheduled afterschool… continue reading Robots? Where? McPherson Square!

By written by Khyra L.    December 19, 2019   

Every year, Great Schools Philly hosts the Philly High School Fair , an opportunity for students to find the schools that fit the futures they want to build. For the third year in a row, the Free… continue reading Philly School Fairs Help Fulfill Needs and Goals of Students

By written by Gennifer R.    October 10, 2019   

Now that the new school year is up and running, LEAP would like to welcome students back to school! LEAP provides a safe and supportive afterschool environment for school-age patrons grades K… continue reading What's New with LEAP?

By written by Emily S.    October 3, 2019   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 2019    1

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed… continue reading LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

By written by Molly B.    March 21, 2019   

Type "slime" into any search engine and you’re bound to find a variety of slime-making kits sold through major retailers, links to several YouTube accounts dedicated to slime, and… continue reading It's Time for Slime!

By written by Khyra L.    December 7, 2018   

We’ve been busy making friends and creating fun ways to learn together this Fall! Share stories, enjoy family time, and build memories with these 4 reading, writing, and technology events:… continue reading 4 Ways to Jump into Fall Learning with the Free Library!

By written by Elizabeth K.    October 1, 2018   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year starts earlier this year on Monday, August 27 !  After a summer full of books and fun… continue reading Back to School Resources from the Free Library

By written by Ann P.    August 24, 2018   

In Philadelphia, April means the Philadelphia Science Festival ! The week-long festival, hosted by the Franklin Institute, includes hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for… continue reading #GetNerdyPHL at the Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Valerie S.    April 20, 2018   

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading LEAP into HYPE!

By written by Khyra L.    November 21, 2017   

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017