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Would you like to work for one of the largest urban library systems in America? The Free Library of Philadelphia circulates more than eight million items to almost 500,000 patrons, and conducts… continue reading We’re Hiring: Library Facility Guards!

By written by Jenn D.    June 4, 2021   

The night of Thursday, December 10 begins the Jewish Festival of Lights known as Hanukkah. That much we can agree on, eh? Well, err, kind of. Yes, the holiday begins on Thursday evening, but what… continue reading The Jewish Festival of Lights

By written by Jenn D.    December 10, 2020   

If you do not plan to vote by mail, please plan to vote at the polls on  Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 ! Despite COVID-19, many of our neighborhood libraries will again be designated as… continue reading 37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in 2020 Presidential Election

By written by Jenn D.    October 27, 2020    1

Voting in the  Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, is going to be different in Philadelphia this year, as the Philadelphia Inquirer   recently noted , because of… continue reading Five Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in Primary Election

By written by Jenn D.    June 1, 2020   

The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790, and in 2020 we will do so again with a Census . Why does the country undertake this challenging count? Well, it's… continue reading Census 2020, Your Community, and You: Information and Employment Opportunities

By written by Jenn D.    January 6, 2020    5

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you a librarian with a Master's Degree? If so, please consider these community-focused librarian… continue reading We are HIRING Librarians!

By written by Jenn D.    January 3, 2020    1

December is THE SEASON. For whatever holiday you observe, celebrate, or just casually note upon the calendar, the Free Library has a celebratory feast of offerings.   Is it a performance… continue reading December is Holiday Heaven at the Free Library!

By written by Jenn D.    November 26, 2019   

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect a Mayor, 10 District Council and Seven Council at-Large… continue reading Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

By written by Jenn D.    October 29, 2019   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to present a series of upcoming job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation. The series will kick off with a special nonprofit job fair… continue reading 2019 Job Fair Series at the Free Library

By written by Jenn D.    October 10, 2019    1

We are deeply grateful to Mayor Kenney for increasing the Free Library’s budget this fiscal year. The increase allowed the Free Library to hire additional staff and will ensure that all… continue reading Welcome Back: Six Day Service Returns to All Free Library Locations for the First Time Since 2014!

By written by Jenn D.    September 17, 2019    5

International Overdose Awareness Day is Saturday, August 31. The aim is to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered injury… continue reading Overdose Awareness and Prevention

By written by Jenn D.    August 28, 2019   

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency for Wednesday, July 17 . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat and into… continue reading Stay Cool at the Free Library Wednesday, July 17 during the Heat Wave!

By written by Jenn D.    July 16, 2019    3

Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service? Are you available to work at least two Saturdays each month? If so, consider applying for one of our seasonal positions! The Free Library of… continue reading We are HIRING for Seasonal Positions!

By written by Jenn D.    July 15, 2019    39

The Free Library is delighted that WURD Radio (96.1FM | 900AM) is returning with LIVE broadcasts as part of their Summer of Freedom Tour. This marks the ninth year that WURD will broadcast from… continue reading WURD's Summer of Freedom Library Tour Returns!

By written by Jenn D.    July 2, 2019   

It is the absolute pleasure of the Free Library of Philadelphia to add our congratulations to Benjamin Volta . His work Diligence was recently recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of 50… continue reading Congratulations to Artist Benjamin Volta on Award-Winning Mural at Tacony Library!

By written by Jenn D.    June 19, 2019   

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, than please consider this community-focused… continue reading Are You a Librarian? We are HIRING!

By written by Jenn D.    June 3, 2019    7

We've said it before and we'll say it again, we owe it all to Billy Penn! Err, wait, that was a lyric my music teacher wrote for our elementary school choir. But...Ms. Moore was on to… continue reading Spotlight on Unique Lending | Bus Busy Bags!

By written by Jenn D.    February 7, 2019    1

It’s wintertime in Philly. Even in the absence of snow, (thus far!), this means the sun rises later and sets earlier than in bordering seasons. It’s enough to make a person feel like… continue reading Stay Cozy with the Free Library this Winter!

By written by Jenn D.    January 11, 2019    1

As we close out our Banned Books Week 2018 coverage , here's a "Fun" fact: According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom , at least 46 of the… continue reading Banned Books Week | Conflagration

By written by Jenn D.    September 28, 2018   

Over the next couple of months, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present a series of job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation, at the Parkway Central Library , and at select… continue reading The Free Library’s Job Fair Series Returns!

By written by Jenn D.    September 5, 2018    4