Posts by Jenn D. (27)

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading

By Jenn D.   November 13, 2017   

The walls of the newly-remodeled 21st Century Libraries just got even prettier! We can't wait to invite you inside later this autumn to see the libraries for yourselves. A big THANK YOU is due… continue reading

By Jenn D.   September 21, 2017    1

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20 and extending through 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 21. Some Free Library locations will serve as… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 20, 2017   

PhillyCAM , in collaboration with the Free Library, has kicked-off the new People's Media Collection at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries! Over the next six months, PhillyCAM will… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 12, 2017   

It's official—summer has arrived and the Free Library is here to keep you cool, connected, and book-bound! Our summer hours went into effect on June 19, so take note that most of our… continue reading

By Jenn D.   June 29, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to expand our Sunday Literacy program, now at eleven of our neighborhood libraries ! This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to… continue reading

By Jenn D.   March 16, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to pilot a new Sunday Literacy program at five of our neighborhood libraries. This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to read in… continue reading

By Jenn D.   November 2, 2016    3

Following months of site preparation, shovels are ready and work is underway! Construction on Lillian Marrero and Lovett Memorial libraries, two of five neighborhood libraries in the Building… continue reading

By Jenn D.   September 12, 2016    2

An excessive heat warning has been extended through Tuesday, August 16 for the Philadelphia area. Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading

By Jenn D.   August 15, 2016   

Kyle Chilluti is the resident "book whisperer" at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Bustleton Library . The 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker from MaST Community Charter School gives… continue reading

By Jenn D.   June 3, 2016   

You’re invited! Please join us for a South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party! The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes the brand-new Community Health and Literacy Center ,… continue reading

By Jenn D.   May 26, 2016    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries… continue reading

By Jenn D.   April 6, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is BUILDING INSPIRATION at four neighborhood libraries: Lillian Marrero Library (601 W. Lehigh Avenue) Logan Library (1333 Wagner Avenue) Lovett Memorial Library… continue reading

By Jenn D.   April 1, 2016    2

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 22, 2015    2

The HOUR OF CODE is coming! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There is no experience… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 2, 2015    2

There is an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in Philadelphia. The following Free Library locations will serve as cooling sites . Here are their addresses and hours for Wednesday, July 29 : Andorra Library,… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 29, 2015   

There is an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in Philadelphia. The following Free Library locations will serve as cooling sites . Here are their addresses and hours for Monday, July 20 : Andorra Library, 705… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 20, 2015    2

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There are 63,610 Hour of Code events taking place around the… continue reading

By Jenn D.   December 4, 2014    2

What were you doing last Friday? My guess is that you were reading. Reading, reading, reading! We are delighted to declare that you have helped get us HALFWAY to our 30-Million-Minute Summer… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 21, 2014   

Transforming neighborhood libraries like Lovett Memorial is the essence of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative. The 21st Century Libraries Initiative will… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 9, 2014    4