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The Free Library of Philadelphia has for years offered the Homebound program as well as  email , chat , and text reference services for those who can't access their local library in… continue reading Spotlight On the Free Library Call Center

By written by Administrator    July 20, 2021    3

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink-Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia  Office of Innovation and Technology The City of… continue reading Get Connected to These Free Internet Access Programs and Resources!

By written by Administrator    July 2, 2021   

You got some change? Bring it out Don’t just stand there Playing a poor man’s game Change jingles in your pocket Like the dangling shackles Stuck in my ear, hurting my soul —… continue reading Andre’a Rhoads Named the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Administrator    July 1, 2021    2

Want to help the City of Philadelphia close the digital divide and assist residents with affordable internet access? All you have to do is pick up your phone! The Philadelphia Household… continue reading Support Digital Equity by Taking the Philadelphia Household Internet Assessment Survey

By written by Administrator    June 22, 2021    1

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its annual meeting of FY21 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person at Parkway Central Library… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 4, 2021    2

by Keri E. Wilkins, Administrator, Free Library Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped, LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians and Mark Lee, Administrator, LAMP: Library of… continue reading Announcing LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

By written by Administrator    June 1, 2021   

Each June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs, resources, reading lists, and posts that lift up LGBTQ+ voices and stories—and 2021 is no different. Kick off your… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    June 1, 2021   

When Frank Stephens, Jr., passed away in March at the age of 89, many mourned the loss of a friend and colleague. Others were hearing about Frank for the first time. And it was an opportunity for… continue reading Frank Stephens, Jr.: A Free Library Legacy

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2021    3

Have you experienced job disruption over the past year? Do you feel stuck in a low-paying job? Are you wanting a new or better employment situation? If you answered "yes" to any of these… continue reading Exciting News for Job Seekers: Announcing Philly Career Launch

By written by Administrator    May 5, 2021    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia has begun actively seeking candidates for its new President and Director. The search process is being conducted by a 22-member Search Committee, with assistance… continue reading The Free Library Launches Search for New Director

By written by Administrator    April 29, 2021   

The Free Library is pleased to announce the launch of a number of new resources for Philadelphians in search of a new job or career! Workshops, career fairs, and a new website are part of the Free… continue reading Free Library Launches New Job Seeker Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees has elected Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis to serve as its new Chair, effective at the commencement of the June 9 Board of Trustees Meeting.… continue reading The Free Library Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

By written by Administrator    March 18, 2021   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its third quarterly meeting of FY21 on Thursday, March 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The meeting will take place through the online meeting… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Thursday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    March 12, 2021   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology In June of… continue reading Need Internet Access and Technology Support? Call a Digital Navigator Today!

By written by Administrator    February 25, 2021    1

by Evan Guerra, LEAP Maker Mentor  Earthdate August 2020...  I crash landed on this planet. I’m in bad need of repairs. My name is Cheerio B. McBoxface. I am a robot, and I am here… continue reading Meet Cheerio B. McBoxface, the Free Library's First Interactive Robot!

By written by Administrator    February 18, 2021    3

by Mariam Williams, Project Director, Chronicling Resistance One of my greatest joys in this project is witnessing how the Fellows draw connections among their respective areas of research and… continue reading Thinking in Community

By written by Administrator    February 11, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has appointed Dr. Guy Sims as its full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, effective December 14. Guy brings experience as Assistant to the President for… continue reading The Free Library Names Dr. Guy Sims Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Administrator    December 7, 2020    21

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its second quarterly meeting of FY21 on Wednesday, December 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The meeting will take place through the online meeting… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    December 2, 2020    1

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance "I've studied what I could of the Niess and their culture. There isn’t much left, and I have to sift the truth from… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: Meet the Fellows

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2020   

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