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Passed in March 2020, the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) includes several provisions designed to bolster the United States economy in response to the COVID-19… continue reading How the CARES Act Impacts Your Charitable Giving

By written by Jamie K.    December 3, 2020   

It’s Giving Tuesday and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is participating! Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that… continue reading Support the Free Library of Philadelphia on #GivingTuesday!

By written by Jamie K.    December 1, 2020   

You already know that the Free Library offers vital  early literacy  programs,  afterschool  programming, and world-class  civic and cultural  programming – but… continue reading Support the Free Library through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program!

By written by Rebecca G.    August 27, 2020   

This National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. Even though our doors are temporarily closed and many of our programs… continue reading It's Library Giving Day!

By written by Jamie K.    April 23, 2020   

So many people revel in the spirit of giving this time of year—from giving gifts to loved ones to giving back to their communities. The Free Library and all of our supporters get in the… continue reading Give a Gift to the Free Library Fund this Holiday Season

By written by Jamie K.    December 23, 2019   

Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? Although it's the *most* wonderful time of the year in many ways, from office parties to time away from work to celebrating with loved ones… continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas from the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    December 10, 2019   

Deciding what holiday gifts to get friends and family is always tricky, especially since this time of year can be so hectic. And once you finally figure that out, you have to worry about actually… continue reading Give a Special Free Library Gift to Someone this Season: Dedicate a Bookplate!

By written by Jamie K.    December 9, 2019   

It’s right around the corner! Join us at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête . The Free Library’s annual gala… continue reading Join us for Music in the Air: A Free Library Fête!

By written by Jamie K.    December 4, 2019    1

It’s Giving Tuesday ! Celebrated on the Tuesday after all of the chaos of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to step back from consumerism and deals.… continue reading It's Giving Tuesday!

By written by Jamie K.    December 3, 2019   

With National Philanthropy Day just a few days ago and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about what philanthropy is and what it means to each and every one of… continue reading The Meaning of Philanthropy

By written by Jamie K.    November 21, 2019   

When you think of spelling bees, you probably think back to those elementary school glory days (or, in my case, to an embarrassing misspelling of ‘different’ that still haunts me to… continue reading The Birds and the Bee: A Raven Society Spelling Bee!

By written by Laura K.    October 15, 2019   

This time of year, so many people are caught up in the spirit of giving—from giving gifts to loved ones, to giving back to their communities. I can’t think of a better way to get into… continue reading Show Your Library Love This Holiday Season!

By written by Alexa L.    December 21, 2018   

Having a hard time finding a special gift for that impossible-to-shop-for book fanatic in your life? We have a unique gift idea for you—one that celebrates your loved one’s love of… continue reading Give a Gift from the Heart: Dedicate a Bookplate at the Free Library!

By written by Alexa L.    December 10, 2018   

Looking for a fun and fabulous time while supporting Philadelphia’s beloved Free Library and the countless ways it serves Philadelphians? Listen up , because one of our favorite ways you can… continue reading Join us for Feast Your Imagination: A Free Library Fête!

By written by Alexa L.    November 30, 2018   

Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading Raise a Glass to the Free Library: The Spring Rooftop Beer Garden Series Is Back!

By written by Julie B.    April 23, 2018    8

This year has been full of meaningful milestones not only for the Free Library, but for the entire city of Philadelphia. Notably, our boulevard magnifique, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,… continue reading Celebrate the History of our City and the Free Library at the 2018 Family Event!

By written by Alexa L.    April 16, 2018   

In case you didn’t hear, the 2017 Beaux Arts Bash was a smashing success! On Saturday, December 9, the Parkway Central Library was transformed for the Free Library’s biggest… continue reading A Historic Night at Parkway Central, Beaux Arts Bash 2017!

By written by Alexa L.    December 29, 2017   

Whenever I walk through one of our 54 libraries, I’m struck by the impact that our work has on citizens of all ages and backgrounds. I love seeing an older adult find a new voice in a… continue reading Double Your Library Love This Year

By written by Siobhan Reardon    December 22, 2017   

What if this holiday season you could skip the lines, dodge the crowds, avoid internet-search fatigue … and get the perfect gift for all the bookworms on your list? Some might call that a… continue reading A Unique Gift That Gives Back, Dedicate a Bookplate at the Free Library!

By written by Alexa L.    December 11, 2017   

The beloved Parkway Central Library, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, is a defining building in our city. It seems natural that the Free Library of Philadelphia’s flagship location… continue reading Celebrate the City’s Beaux Arts Bonafides

By written by Julie B.    December 4, 2017    1