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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   

We are big fans of teachers here at the Free Library! From class visits , helping plan lessons, and reading suggestions to participating in professional development opportunities for… continue reading Raise Your Hand for Teacher Appreciation Week!

By written by Jennifer E.    May 8, 2020   

Philadelphia teachers have been tasked with teaching digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Philadelphia School District has embraced Google Classroom for this switch. Online platforms now… continue reading Supporting Teachers Using Google Classrooms

By written by Lu F.    May 7, 2020   

Schools are closed through the end of this school year, and children and caregivers alike are looking for high-quality reading materials and activities. It's more important than ever… continue reading Reading Resources for School-Aged Children

By written by Jamie B.    April 23, 2020   

If your school or college is affected by COVID-19, resources from the Free Library are available to help students continue their learning from home. You can find all of these digital tools at… continue reading Learning from Home? The Free Library Can Help!

By written by Jamie B.    March 16, 2020    5

Nourishing Literacy is the Culinary Literacy Center ’s set of programs that connect youth, teachers, and caregivers to the library through educational cooking opportunities. We offer school… continue reading Nourishing Literacy 2019/2020 Registration Now Open to School Classrooms!

By written by Shayna M.    October 4, 2019   

This past school year, Ms. Pinkston’s second grade class from Bayard Taylor Elementary surprised the Free Library with a new way to look at our Online Reading Challenge . During the Winter… continue reading Fall for Reading with Our Newest Online Reading Challenge!

By written by Shari K.    September 16, 2019    1

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! Most thoughts and activities will turn to the outdoors, and when… continue reading School's Out for Summer! Keep Cool at a City Pool, Sprayground, and Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Peter SM    June 4, 2019    3

Over the past two months, second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program, a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia, had a chance to… continue reading School and Library Partnerships: Florence, Italy at the Library

By written by Molly B.    March 14, 2019   

Throughout 2019, the Free Library’s School Partnerships team is continuing to think big about strenghtening and sustaining partnerships between schools and libraries across the… continue reading Are you planning for Black History Month in Your Classroom? Join the Free Library for a Teacher Café!

By written by Molly B.    January 15, 2019   

On a recent Monday morning,  Paul L. Dunbar School’s kindergarten storytime got a special guest—librarian Kayla H. from the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood library . Dunbar… continue reading Spotlight on School Storytimes: A Visit to Dunbar Elementary

By written by Jess P.    December 13, 2018   

On Tuesday, October 30, Parkway Central Library ’s Skyline Room was abuzz with the cheers of sixth graders, the sound of buzzers and music, and the roar of applause. The cause? A "Book… continue reading This Sixth Grade "Battle" Was One for the Books!

By written by Jess P.    November 28, 2018   

Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading Better Together: The Free Library Partners with Schools

By written by Jess P.    October 26, 2018   

Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of… continue reading New eResources for All of Your Research Needs

By written by Jamie B.    August 30, 2018   

Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child  entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn! At Camp Play and Learn, children… continue reading Camp Play and Learn

By written by Elizabeth K.    July 12, 2018   

In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the… continue reading Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 22, 2017   

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available… continue reading Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2017