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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   

Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | How does reading out loud help young children learn to talk?

By written by Emily S.    August 10, 2022   

Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The… continue reading Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe

By written by Emily S.    August 5, 2022   

The Summer Readers of Philadelphia are on a roll. Just halfway through the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder, we’re more than halfway to our citywide online reading minutes goal! If… continue reading Halfway through Summer of Wonder 2022!

By written by Emily S.    July 14, 2022   

Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | How do young children interact with books?

By written by Emily S.    July 13, 2022   

Summer is here, and along with the rising temperatures, the Summer of Wonder is heating up! In June, we kicked off Pride Month with a brand new Pride March right here in Philly, and we’re… continue reading Summer of Wonder is Heating Up!

By written by Emily S.    June 21, 2022    3

Everyone. Everywhere. The Summer of Wonder is all around you. It is happening at libraries and bus stops, at city parks and in camps, on PlayStreets, and in your very own homes. Everywhere you… continue reading Summer of Wonder Begins! | Everyone. Everywhere.

By written by Emily S.    June 2, 2022    1

Summer is a time of growth, fruit, and bloom, when life on this planet feels abundant and vibrant. It might be a season when we feel more aware of other beings living alongside us, even here in… continue reading Join Science in the Summer to Be a Biologist!

By written by Emily S.    May 4, 2022    3

April showers, as they say, bring May flowers, and we’ll be very glad to see them this year! But what else does April bring? It’s National Poetry Month , and there are so many ways to… continue reading In April, Every Day Is a Poem!

By written by Emily S.    April 6, 2022    2

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a wonderful time to delve into some of the previously untold history of the women of our world. Did you know that recent archaeological… continue reading What's New in Women's History

By written by Emily S.    March 25, 2022   

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