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The last Thursday of February each year is known as  Digital Learning Day — a day dedicated to innovative, future-focused education that utilizes technology. At the Free… continue reading Celebrate Digital Learning with the Free Library's Resource Database

By written by Bridget G.    February 15, 2024   

As the holiday season bears down upon us with what feels like (almost) no warning, we will soon ring in 2024 as if this past calendar year were just a blink of an eye. While it may feel like it… continue reading The Top Titles Checked Out from the Free Library in 2023

By written by Bridget G.    December 13, 2023    1

At the Free Library, we believe that the holidays should be a time filled with warmth, wonder, and shared experiences for everyone, regardless of age or interests. With this in mind, we've… continue reading Handpicked Holiday Entertainment for All Ages From Our Catalog

By written by Bridget G.    November 29, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is the proud custodian of an astounding literary artifact in our Rare Book Department : a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio that belonged to English… continue reading “Making Shakespeare: The First Folio” - Featuring a Cherished Free Library Artifact

By written by Bridget G.    November 21, 2023    1

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals… continue reading Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

By written by Bridget G.    November 16, 2023   

With all the hiring excitement going on at the Free Library recently, there’s a mix of both new and familiar faces in all of the branches, and you might be wondering what some of these folks… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Grace!

By written by Bridget G.    November 10, 2023    2

Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023 , and 30 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.… continue reading 30 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election

By written by Bridget G.    November 6, 2023   

The Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and familiar faces in all of… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Rasheem!

By written by Bridget G.    October 20, 2023    3

Did you know that Pennsylvania makes it easy for you to register to vote? You can find voter registration forms at public libraries, state park offices, state-run Veterans Homes, and many other… continue reading Don't Forget to Register to Vote by Monday, October 23

By written by Bridget G.    October 12, 2023   

October 1–7 is Banned Books Week , and this year's theme is " Let Freedom Read! " This important observance began in 1982 in response to a surge in book challenges in… continue reading Let Freedom Read: It's Banned Books Week!

By written by Bridget G.    October 2, 2023    3

As patrons may know, the Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Mark!

By written by Bridget G.    September 29, 2023    1

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its first meeting of FY24 on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda.   To… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 22 at 8 a.m.

By written by Bridget G.    September 15, 2023   

In 2023, the Free Library is observing the  50th anniversary of hip hop  with a  limited-edition library card design  commissioned by local artist  Akinseye Brown . In… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Books Authored by the Artists

By written by Bridget G.    September 11, 2023   

As patrons may know, the Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Rebecca!

By written by Bridget G.    September 8, 2023    3

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition art card available at ALL Free Library locations — while supplies last! This… continue reading Introducing the Free Library's 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Art Card

By written by Bridget G.    September 5, 2023    60

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, September arrives with a delightful reminder that it's not just a month of transition from summer to fall — it's also Library… continue reading Happy Library Card Signup Month!

By written by Bridget G.    September 1, 2023    9

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. The… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from July 27–29, 2023

By written by Bridget G.    July 26, 2023    1

This summer, the Free Library is observing the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition library card design commissioned by local artist Akinseye Brown . In honor of this… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Essential Reading in Genre History

By written by Bridget G.    July 18, 2023   

Hip hop's 50th anniversary represents a milestone for an American genre of music and art that began in the 1970s at block parties in New York City — specifically the Bronx. Born out of… continue reading The Free Library Observes the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

By written by Bridget G.    June 5, 2023   

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and 32 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Remember: anyone in… continue reading 32 Libraries Will Serve as Polling Places for the May 16, 2023 Primary Election

By written by Bridget G.    May 8, 2023