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Lillian Marrero Library , under the leadership of Branch Manager Mieka Moody, has been named the 2020 winner of ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation ! Branch Manager… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Wins ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation!

By written by Administrator    July 6, 2020    3

Original blog post by Symbol Lai, Office of Immigrant Affairs, posted on May 29, 2020   National Immigrant Heritage Month is back — and not a moment too soon. Faced with a global… continue reading Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2020   

Updated June 29, 2020 10:00 a.m. On Friday, June 26, 2020, Mayor Kenney signed a Mandatory Mask Order , which requires masks to be worn in any indoor public spaces and outdoors if there is less… continue reading #MaskUpPHL: Why, When, and How to Use a Mask

By written by Administrator    May 27, 2020   

by Marija G. , Alyssa V. , and Kalela W. With uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are preparing for the primaries with a short walk to their mailbox. Deadlines have been postponed,… continue reading Skip the Polls for the Post Office: Everything You Need To Know About Mail-In Voting

By written by Administrator    May 1, 2020   

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology… continue reading Accessing Computers and Digital Resources During COVID-19

By written by Administrator    April 28, 2020   

by Karin S. and Chris B. Social Distancing can be a challenge! It seems like the rules of what you should and shouldn't do are always changing.  To help you learn* about the right and… continue reading The Rights and Wrongs of Social Distancing

By written by Administrator    April 24, 2020    2

March is Women’s History Month and the Free Library’s Author Events series will feature three related programs that will explore very different eras and the ideas of women. First up,… continue reading Author Events Celebrates Women's History Month

By written by Administrator    March 3, 2020   

***Updated 3:45 p.m. March 4, 2020: Due to the evolving nature and recommendations about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parts of this post may be out of date. For the latest information from the Health… continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2020    2

Guess what, Philadelphia? We have great news! Drumroll, please... Today, the Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees voted to approve a measure that will eliminate most overdue fines… continue reading We're Going Fine-Free!

By written by Administrator    December 11, 2019    9

There could not be a more natural community-centered initiative pairing than the Paschalville Partnership ’s Community Catalyst Initiative and Read by 4th . Last month, these initiatives… continue reading Community-Centered Groups Come Together to Promote Literacy in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2019   

by Peter SM and Dena H. Imagine stepping into an alternate universe where not everything is as it seems, animals—known as dæmons —can talk and act like humans, and a mysterious… continue reading His Dark Materials Screenings and Scavenger Hunts!

By written by Administrator    October 21, 2019    1

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Dawn Silva, who serves as the… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Dawn Silva - Nicetown-Tioga Library Municipal Guard

By written by Administrator    October 16, 2019   

As you may have read in the news, recent changes in the publishing industry will soon impact library customers’ access to some newly released ebook titles. Macmillan Publishers—one of… continue reading Changes to ebook Lending Coming to a Library Near You

By written by Administrator    September 13, 2019    3

by Marcela F. and Hua C. The meeting room at the Lawncrest Library was a hub of STEM activities in July and early August. Hua, our Summer Learning Program Specialist, along with Teen Literacy… continue reading A STEM-focused Summer Tech Extravanganza at Lawncrest Library!

By written by Administrator    August 22, 2019   

Updated July, 18, 2019 1:14 PM The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency through Sunday evening, July 21 . Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Neighborhood Libraries Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 During the Heat Wave

By written by Administrator    July 17, 2019    7

This month is African-American Music Appreciation Month , a commemoration first started by former President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979. The national recognition began as Black Music Month, but… continue reading Celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month!

By written by Administrator    June 5, 2019    2

by Nick Bunch Ding, ding!! HONK! Screeeeeech! That’s the sound of the Free Library Book Bike rolling into a community event near you! Warm weather is on its way and we can’t wait to… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: It’s Bookmobile Day!

By written by Administrator    April 10, 2019   

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration which starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar new… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    February 4, 2019   

by Erme C. Maula, Read by 4th Reading Captain Heading into my Reading Captain training, I didn’t know what to expect. I had wanted to get involved in my community by doing something that I… continue reading Checking in with a Read by 4th Reading Captain!

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2019   

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