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You may have heard of our citywide  Summer of Wonder program full of activities, programs, and prizes for all ages, but did you know that the Free Library offers an  Online Reading… continue reading Enjoy Online Reading Challenges Year-Round!

By written by Emily S.    January 26, 2024   

The new year is traditionally a time to start fresh, make resolutions, and name your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Some share this tradition with friends and family and even introduce it to… continue reading New Year, New Habits

By written by Emily S.    January 2, 2024   

Join the Free Library this holiday season at Philadelphia’s authentic German Christmas market, presented by Bank of America! Christmas Village will light up LOVE Park and City Hall from… continue reading Storytimes at Christmas Village and More Holiday Fun

By written by Emily S.    November 27, 2023   

November is Native American Heritage Month . The Free Library, located on the ancestral lands of the Lenni-Lenape people, is proud to honor this tradition. Read on to learn what this holiday is… continue reading Native American Heritage Month and Beyond

By written by Emily S.    November 1, 2023    2

The Free Library is pleased to announce that the LEAP After-School Program is once again available in neighborhood libraries across the city! This groundbreaking library program offers drop-in… continue reading Welcome Back to LEAP Afterschool!

By written by Emily S.    October 16, 2023    6

The Free Library is proud to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebrated on Monday, October 9, 2023 . Philadelphia is now one of the over 100 cities that have chosen to celebrate the holiday in… continue reading Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

Philadelphia will make history with the nation’s first parade and festival in honor of National Coming Out Day, and the Free Library is honored to take part! Named OURfest , the weekend-long… continue reading OURfest, National Coming Out Day's First Parade and Festival!

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

Is your family excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Free Library? We are too! The mid-month heritage celebration is set from September 15–October 15  in order… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    September 15, 2023   

Looking for learning resources to help you and your family prepare for kindergarten, conquer the back-to-school routine, or explore a new adult learning path? The Free Library has plenty to offer,… continue reading Online Resources for Learners of All Ages

By written by Emily S.    September 8, 2023    2

This summer has flown by, and believe it or not, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder is already wrapping up! We finished our in-person summer programming in branches on August 11, and our… continue reading That’s a Wrap on Summer of Wonder 2023!

By written by Emily S.    August 28, 2023    2

We may just be wrapping up the dog days of summer, but a new school year is just around the corner! For Philly families looking for school supplies, we’ve got some hot tips. Each year, the… continue reading Gear Up for Success With Back To School Giveaways!

By written by Emily S.    August 4, 2023    5

We here at Youth Services are so proud of our new teen hires! Thanks to PYN, they’ll be with us all summer long. What is PYN? The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) works with strategic… continue reading Teens Working at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    July 17, 2023    2

Neighborhood libraries have been busy this summer happily welcoming our patrons! As we get back to full staffing levels and resume Saturdays at select branches , it has been so wonderful to… continue reading Summer of Wonder: We're Halfway Through!

By written by Emily S.    July 11, 2023   

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong — like something about you wasn’t right, or didn’t meet the expectations of others — and can you remember how that felt?… continue reading Why Libraries Are So Important This Pride Month

By written by Emily S.    June 20, 2023   

It’s that wondrous time of year again when the sun heats up, the spray parks open, and the books come out! We’re talking about the Summer of Wonder , of course. What started over a… continue reading Kick off Your Summer of Wonder With a Week of Play!

By written by Emily S.    May 31, 2023    1

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , and it’s a wonderful time to celebrate this rich and varied cultural heritage with the whole family! The acronym stands in… continue reading Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage for Families

By written by Emily S.    May 1, 2023   

We’re celebrating National Library Week with kids and families! The annual event instituted by the American Library Association encourages library lovers of all stripes to celebrate these… continue reading Celebrate National Library Week With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    April 24, 2023   

On April 22, 1970, on the heels of a massive oil spill in California, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans to stand up for the protection of a planet polluted and imperiled by… continue reading Celebrate the Earth This April With Kids

By written by Emily S.    April 3, 2023   

Summer is on its way, once again. If you will be working with Philly kids at an existing summer camp program, we welcome you to join us in the Summer Camp Challenge! Whether it’s your… continue reading Join the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 3, 2023    5

Here in the northern hemisphere, the month of March is known for its changeable nature — predictable unpredictability, you might say! After all, it is the start of spring, a season of thaw… continue reading Women’s History is for Everyone, Especially Kids and Teens

By written by Emily S.    March 1, 2023   

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