Posts by Emily S. (85)
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
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
Just announced this week from LibLearnX in New Orleans, we give you the Youth Media Awards ! This highly esteemed collection of outstanding books, audiobooks, and materials for… continue reading The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners Are Here!
By written by Emily S. February 3, 2023
Welcome to Black History Month! The theme of this year’s annual celebration is Black Resistance , an acknowledgement of the continued fight against historic and on-going oppression. Join the… continue reading Black History Month for Kids and Families
By written by Emily S. January 31, 2023
The winter season is upon us, and we're excited to spend it with you! Read on for some great ideas for family-friendly fun when the temperature starts to drop. Winter Reading Challenge… continue reading Wintertime Fun at the Free Library
By written by Emily S. December 16, 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and that means Santa will soon be returning to LOVE Park for Christmas Village for festive seasonal storytimes for the whole family to enjoy!… continue reading Storytime at Christmas Village Returns!
By written by Emily S. November 28, 2022
In many cultures including those indigenous to the land we live on, the harvest season is a traditional time of gratitude. Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday has a more troubled… continue reading A Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration
By written by Emily S. November 22, 2022
Welcome to Young Readers’ Week ! The Free Library joins young readers around the nation in an annual celebration of all things bookish. Originally born of a partnership between Pizza’s… continue reading It's Young Readers' Week!
By written by Emily S. November 14, 2022 1
It’s the spookiest time of the year again, and the Free Library is getting in on the action! Read on for ways to celebrate the Halloween season with us at every age. This year,… continue reading This is Halloween at the Free Library!
By written by Emily S. October 24, 2022
Do you have teens in your life who will be attending high school in Philly next year? They’ve got options. It is time for High School choice selection! The Philadelphia High School system is… continue reading It's Time for High School Choice!
By written by Emily S. October 13, 2022
Philadelphia proudly joins the many cities and states around the nation who have chosen to officially recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of Columbus Day . This cultural… continue reading Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Philadelphia!
By written by Emily S. October 7, 2022
What Will Your Reading Promise Be? The Free Library and Read By 4th invite your family to join us for Reading Promise Week , October 10-16! This weeklong in-person event series serves as a… continue reading Join Us for Reading Promise Week | October 10-16
By written by Emily S. October 6, 2022 2
Welcome to Banned Books Week 2022! From September 18-24, we will be delving into the most challenged titles of the past year. The Office for Intellectual Freedom , a project of the American… continue reading Banned Books Week | Close to Home
By written by Emily S. September 22, 2022
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month , and there are so many reasons to get yourself a card if you don’t have one already! As libraries strive to enter a new era, more and more are… continue reading Reasons to Sign Up for a Free Library Card Today!
By written by Emily S. September 7, 2022 2
We have loved spending our summer with you, and now we’re just as excited to get back to school! The start of a new school year can look different for everyone. Most students are returning… continue reading It's Back to School Time at the Free Library!
By written by Emily S. August 22, 2022
We're setting new Summer of Wonder records in 2022! Not only did we meet our Community Reading Minutes goal for the summer, we also blasted past all of our minutes-read milestones and… continue reading Celebrating Another Summer of Wonder
By written by Emily S. August 15, 2022