While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo!
The Free Library has plenty of cool activities for children (and their parents) throughout the summer months!
First and foremost, our summer reading program is in full swing with activities galore at our local neighborhood libraries and Discovery Path activities themed around STEAM, literacy, and exploration online. Don't know where or what to start reading? We've got lots of reading suggestions in our catalog!
Keep kids hands busy and minds artsy with cool creative crafts!
Want to learn to play chess? Go on a quest and slay a dragon? Or maybe just slide down some Chutes and Ladders or learn new words through Scrabble? Get your game on!
Why not take in a show and hear and see something new? Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs and live performances celebrating diversity through music, dance, and storytelling!
If you've already seen all the summer blockbusters or are looking for some classic family-friendly films, take in a flick at your local library!
Visit a furry friend and read them a story at one of our PAWS for Reading events, where children 6 - 12 can open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud to lovable therapy dogs!
Toddlers to tweens can design and build imaginative structures using LEGO, Mega Bloks, and Magna Tiles. Let your imagination be your blueprint!
Yoga for kids helps build flexibility and teach mindfulness in a relaxed and quiet setting—the library!