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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   

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 18, and many of our  neighborhood libraries  will again serve as designated voting locations. These libraries will be closed for library… continue reading 37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places for May 18 Primary Election

By written by Kate C.    May 3, 2021   

Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating  National Library Workers Day  and the real… continue reading Thank You, Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 6, 2021   

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week !  Founded in 1958, this annual celebration is a time to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 5, 2021   

Hey, library lovers! Another  Banned Books Week  is upon us, this year extending from September 27 through October 3, as libraries around the country join forces with the … continue reading It’s Banned Books Week!

By written by Kate C.    September 28, 2020   

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 Debi Leonard, who serves… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Debi Leonard - Work-Study Program Coordinator

By written by Kate C.    September 17, 2020    3

We have good news to share! Following the guidance of public health officials, the Free Library is now expanding our available services at some of our locations to include several in-building… continue reading Available Services are Expanding at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2020    4

September is Library Card Sign-up Month , and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and so worth it! Normally,… continue reading September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 28, 2020    37

When our buildings closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, we could have never imagined that we’d still be serving the public under different circumstances… continue reading The Free Library is Safely Serving Up Virtual Programs, Online Resources, and Digital Media 24/7!

By written by Kate C.    August 20, 2020    2

Although this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month didn’t look the way we initially thought it would, we were still excited and very honored to celebrate and reflect alongside our… continue reading A Look Back at Immigrant Heritage Month 2020

By written by Kate C.    July 1, 2020    1

Pride Month is set to wrap up this week, and we’ve had so much fun celebrating with virtual events, book lists, and history lessons all throughout June (see what we’ve been up to here… continue reading Close Out Pride Month with a Dress-Up Day!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

For nearly three decades, America’s birthplace (Philly, of course!) has celebrated Independence Day with Wawa Welcome America – a free, multi-day festival encompassing… continue reading Celebrate Wawa Welcome America Virtually with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

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