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Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Our… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Rachel F.    October 3, 2022   

Welcome to Banned Books Week 2022! From September 18-24, we will be delving into the most challenged titles of the past year. The Office for Intellectual Freedom , a project of the American… continue reading Banned Books Week | Close to Home

By written by Emily S.    September 22, 2022   

As we continue to celebrate  Library Card Sign-Up Month  and reflect all all the wonderful things libaries can be, it's time to celebrate another important library holiday—… continue reading Banned Books Week | Why We Participate

By written by Kate C.    September 20, 2022   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate: Telicia Darius, a senior at Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School in a dual enrollment… continue reading Introducing the 2022–23 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate...

By written by Administrator    September 19, 2022   

Are you interested in working for the Free Library of Philadelphia? We have scores of different job types in diverse fields such as security, property management, IT, communications, and more!… continue reading Find a Job and Build Your Career at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    September 19, 2022    9

Whether poetry, biographies, sci-fi, historical fiction or more, these middle grade titles are just some of what’s available, highlighted for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month… continue reading Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month/Celebrando El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

By written by Jeff B.    September 15, 2022   

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    September 14, 2022   

Howdy, folks! I am one of the many Free Library of Philadelphia Library cards that Philadelphians use in their neighborhood libraries throughout the city. Because I am a part of the Free Library… continue reading Library Card Sign-Up Month | Flippy's Adventures: A Week in the Life of a Free Library Card

By written by Inaara S.    September 13, 2022   

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

By written by Monica C.    September 9, 2022   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will meet on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda   To access the meeting: Join via… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    September 9, 2022   

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy… continue reading Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up

By written by Shelley R.    September 7, 2022   

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month , and there are so many reasons to get yourself a card if you don’t have one already! As libraries strive to enter a new era, more and more are… continue reading Reasons to Sign Up for a Free Library Card Today!

By written by Emily S.    September 7, 2022   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 17 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Bedtime!

By written by Sarah J.    September 6, 2022   

As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) The Queen of… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2022   

Opening September 22 and running through December 31, 2022 at Parkway Central Library and South Philadelphia Library,  Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition  and its companion… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition

By written by Administrator    September 1, 2022    2

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have your  Free Library card ?! Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so… continue reading Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 31, 2022    5

Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn… continue reading The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks

By written by Jeanette C.    August 29, 2022   

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

By written by Monica C.    August 26, 2022   

Last November, we announced that Kelly Richards would be joining the Free Library as our new President and Director , coming to Philadelphia after serving as the Director of the Muskegon Area… continue reading Celebrating Six Months with Kelly Richards!

By written by Kate C.    August 24, 2022    1

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