Posts by Joel N. (18)

Queen Memorial Library is happy to have received hand-made blocks to increase the possibilities of play at the library. The Friday Woodworking Club, taught by The… continue reading

By Joel N.   November 30, 2015   

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 25, 2015    1

In October, Teen Services Librarian Erin H. organized a teen book blast at the Philadelphia City Institute. The Book Blast was a rapid-fire presentation of 50 great teen reads from 2014 for teens… continue reading

By Joel N.   December 2, 2014   

Last weekend was a big one for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, as the Nebula Awards were announced in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia’s own Samuel R. Delany, Professor of Creative… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 20, 2014   

Is your child expecting a baby sister or baby brother at any minute? Are you wondering how to bring up the topic with a preschooler, or is your first or second grader wondering how babies are… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 12, 2013   

Lots of kids I know love tablet computers: the bright displays, the multi-touch interfaces and the endless supply of media, games and books available make them big hits with the preschool set.… continue reading

By Joel N.   September 13, 2012    3

  A few weeks ago, we posted about LiLi , a experimental hi-tech library vehicle from Canada. Today, meet A47, a mobile library in Mexico City that has taken a decidedly low-tech angle to… continue reading

By Joel N.   July 17, 2012   

Today we're at 25th and Lehigh, serving One Day at a Time Recovery and other recovery houses in this neighborhood, providing access and assistance for people getting online for the first time,… continue reading

By Joel N.   June 8, 2012    1

The Techmobile is parked outside the third base gate at Citizens Bank Park, helping welcome Phillies fans to the game tonight as they face off against the Marlins. (OK--we're welcoming… continue reading

By Joel N.   June 1, 2012   

Last week, the Techmobile traveled to North Second Street to participate in the Food Trust's Night Market , a "roving street fair celebrating the city's ethnic restaurants, gourmet… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 31, 2012    5

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 16, 2012    2

This morning the Techmobile hosted third graders from Reynolds School onboard for an overview of the Library’s electronic resources for children, and then did a hands-on activity using… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 1, 2012    1

We are on the road today, visiting the Kingsessing Branch. Today is primary day, and many of our branches are polling locations. The Techmobile is parked on South 51st Street, and we are inviting… continue reading

By Joel N.   April 24, 2012    1

Today the Free Library launches our Techmobile, a state-of-the art digital literacy training vehicle. Sporting iPads and laptops, presentation equipment and mobile broadband, our Techmobile brings… continue reading

By Joel N.   April 12, 2012    1

The Free Library is acquiring a Techmobile, a 25’ vehicle outfitted for digital literacy training and outreach. Right now, construction is in progress and we expect you’ll see the… continue reading

By Joel N.   January 25, 2012   

Today at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Caldecott and Newbery Award winners and honor books were announced. The Caldecott Medal awards the artist of… continue reading

By Joel N.   January 23, 2012   

Here at the Central Children’s Department, we are celebrating the New Year with lots and lots of new graphic novels for kids . New installments of your favorite series, adaptations of other… continue reading

By Joel N.   January 10, 2011    3

What would you do if someone secretly set up your webcam to record you in private , and then streamed that video over the internet? What would you do if you couldn’t walk to school at the… continue reading

By Joel N.   October 12, 2010