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As we continue to celebrate  Library Card Sign-Up Month  and reflect all all the wonderful things libaries can be, it's time to celebrate another important library holiday—… continue reading Banned Books Week | Why We Participate

By written by Kate C.    September 20, 2022   

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have your  Free Library card ?! Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so… continue reading Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 31, 2022    10

Last November, we announced that Kelly Richards would be joining the Free Library as our new President and Director , coming to Philadelphia after serving as the Director of the Muskegon Area… continue reading Celebrating Six Months with Kelly Richards!

By written by Kate C.    August 24, 2022    1

As the days get warmer in our area, we hope you keep the Free Library in mind as a great place to cool off!  Here are a few ways to beat the heat with us (and our friends around the City of… continue reading 6 Ways to Keep Cool with the Free Library and in Philly this Summer!

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2022   

Phew, the summer is heating up! As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures in our area, don't forget that the Free Library is a great place to cool off. Check your… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 30, 2022   

Each June, the Free Library of Philadelphia commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and 2022 is no different!… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 1, 2022    2

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week ! This year's theme is "Connect with your Library," celebrating libraries as places to connect to… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 4, 2022   

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month ? From baking bread in mass quantities to perfecting our puzzle skills, many of us have used these unorthodox past two years to find new… continue reading Find a New Hobby with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    January 21, 2022    2

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on another (long, strange, COVID-19 filled...) year? I know I can't!  While I've never really been a big New Year's… continue reading The Free Library and You: New Year’s Resolutions in 2022!

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2021    2

No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate, the month of December is jam-packed with holiday offerings at the Free Library–both in-person and virtually!  Check out these events and make… continue reading Celebrate the Holidays with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    December 13, 2021    1

WHYY and the Free Library of Philadelphia are working together to make it a little easier to have difficult conversations. Bridging Blocks: Uniting Neighborhoods Through Conversation  is a… continue reading Free Library Partners with WHYY to Bring Communities Together

By written by Kate C.    November 30, 2021   

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, and audiobooks… continue reading Do More With Your Free Library Card!

By written by Kate C.    September 14, 2021    1

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have your  Free Library card ?! Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so… continue reading It's Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 1, 2021    10

As Philadelphia students gear up to return to school at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library on Friday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00… continue reading Join the Cobbs Creek Library for a Community Fair!

By written by Kate C.    August 25, 2021   

In honor of  Book Lovers Day , our staff shared what a perfect day of reading looks like to them, and we're inspired! Here's to a marvelous day of celebrating our favorite… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Kate C.    August 9, 2021   

August is  Family Fun Month , and we think the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Whether you're looking for outdoor in-person or virtual events or suggestions for… continue reading It's Family Fun Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2021   

The summer is heating up! As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures in our area, don't forget that the Free Library is a great place to cool off! From access to books and… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    July 19, 2021    1

Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month ? If your job or class schedule has eased up for the summer and you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, check out these ways to beat… continue reading Beat Boredom with the Free Library in July

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2021   

Over the past year and a half, Free Library staff  worked hard every day to bring  virtual events right to your living room while our library buildings remained closed due to the… continue reading Enjoy Free Library Outdoor Events This Summer!

By written by Kate C.    July 6, 2021   

As part of our ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Mary Westbrook, a children's… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Mary Westbrook - Children's Librarian

By written by Kate C.    May 7, 2021   

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