Posts by Elizabeth K. (20)
The Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer of Wonder program is almost here! Read and explore all summer long with our free activities and programs that support reading, learning, exploration,… continue reading Read and Explore with the Free Library this Summer!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 21, 2019 1
Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across… continue reading Celebrate All Things Science at Your Neighborhood Library During the Philadelphia Science Festival!
By written by Elizabeth K. April 23, 2019
Dreaming of summer? We know your children and students are, too. But did you know that over the summer, students can lose three months of reading skills gained in school? This loss can make it… continue reading Preparing for Summer with the Summer Camp Challenge!
By written by Elizabeth K. April 9, 2019
Through the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute , Overbrook Park Library has been granted the Project Build program. Project Build brings libraries and… continue reading Project Build Brings Libraries and Engineers Together for Children's STEM Programming
By written by Elizabeth K. March 19, 2019
We are excited to announce that Literacy Lab has returned for the 2018-2019 school year. Literacy Lab, previously piloted as the Sunday Literacy program during the 2016-2017 school year, provides… continue reading Literacy Lab Returns for 2018-2019 School Year
By written by Elizabeth K. November 29, 2018 3
The Free Library will be returning for another festive season of Storytimes at the Christmas Village ! Storytimes will be held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., starting today, November 28 and… continue reading Free Library Storytimes Are Back This Holiday Season at the Christmas Village in Philadelphia!
By written by Elizabeth K. November 28, 2018
We’ve been busy making friends and creating fun ways to learn together this Fall! Share stories, enjoy family time, and build memories with these 4 reading, writing, and technology events:… continue reading 4 Ways to Jump into Fall Learning with the Free Library!
By written by Elizabeth K. October 1, 2018
The Free Library of Philadelphia is continuing our efforts to make the Summer of Wonder program as available and accessible as possible. In addition to offering Summer of Wonder in all 54 library… continue reading Taking Summer of Wonder Out of the Library
By written by Elizabeth K. July 19, 2018 1
Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn! At Camp Play and Learn, children… continue reading Camp Play and Learn
By written by Elizabeth K. July 12, 2018
Science in the Summer is returning to the Free Library of Philadelphia and we are excited about this year’s curriculum—The Science of Space. By bringing the Science of Space to… continue reading Science in the Summer Is Back!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 17, 2018
Read and Rise provides books and curriculum to integrate literacy-rich activities into summer camp programs. Read and Rise is sponsored by Read by 4th and managed by the Free Library of… continue reading Read and Rise: Literacy-rich Activities for Summer Camp Providers, Educators, and Parents!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 11, 2018 2
December and January are busy times of the year for most families. While parents are extra busy preparing for family parties and other social obligations, children are off from school for an… continue reading Winter Break Activities: Media and Children
By written by Elizabeth K. December 22, 2017
In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the… continue reading Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops
By written by Elizabeth K. November 22, 2017
On Sunday, May 21, the Free Library’s Sunday Literacy Program ended its pilot year with a Family Celebration program at the eleven libraries hosting Sunday Literacy. At the Family… continue reading Sunday Literacy Program Year In Review!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 31, 2017
Registration for Science in the Summer began this past Friday, May 5 and to celebrate, the Franklin Institute visited the Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library and provided a fun program for… continue reading Science in the Summer Registration Kickoff!
By written by Elizabeth K. May 11, 2017
The library is a great resource for families trying to provide educational opportunities for their children during the long winter break! If you are able to get out to your neighborhood library,… continue reading Fun Winter Break Activities
By written by Elizabeth K. December 19, 2016
Some of the Free Library's talented staff will be conducting storytimes at the Christmas Village at City Hall on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. starting on November 25 and going until December 23. These… continue reading Free Library Storytimes at Christmas Village in Philadelphia
By written by Elizabeth K. November 25, 2016
In honor of Black History Month , this article will examine the life and work of the first African American author to win the Newbery Medal —Virginia Hamilton. Virginia Hamilton… continue reading Black History Month: Virginia Hamilton, the First African American Author to Win the Newbery Medal
By written by Elizabeth K. February 11, 2016
StoryUP is an interactive storytelling program for all kids, from preschoolers to teens. Children get to write their own stories, pick the settings and characters, and help act out some… continue reading StoryUP: Tell a Story, Act a Story, Write a Story
By written by Elizabeth K. January 15, 2016
It was recently announced that Philip Pullman’s award winning trilogy His Dark Materials would be adapted for film again, but this time for the small screen. It will be given a… continue reading Engage the Whole Family with the His Dark Materials Trilogy
By written by Elizabeth K. November 9, 2015