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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   

Today is  National Bookmobile Day  – part of the  American Library Association 's 2020  National Library Week  festivities – and we thought it was a good… continue reading Celebrating the Free Library Book Bike on Bookmobile Day!

By written by Kate C.    April 22, 2020   

Free Library staff at Tacony Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association  (ALA) in celebrating  National Library… continue reading We Love Our Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 21, 2020   

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 It's Here, It's Here! Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 20, 2020   

We miss being with our library friends for in-person visits, but until our neighborhood libraries open again, we’re excited to bring you some of your favorite offerings online! … continue reading Find Online Events with Our New Virtual Program Listings!

By written by Kate C.    April 15, 2020    8

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking… continue reading Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2020    7

By now, you may have seen our ongoing blog series spotlighting the hardworking staff here at the Free Library. Today, we begin a new series where we'll get to know some of the individuals who… continue reading Meet Your Free Library Boards: Barbara Sutherland

By written by Kate C.    March 10, 2020    2

Happy (almost) Leap Day! That’s right, tomorrow is that special bonus day that comes around once every four years. The date of February 29 is added in various solar calendars, including the… continue reading Spend Your Leap Day at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 28, 2020   

It’s our valentine to the city we love: We’ve gone fine-free! That’s right: As of today, the Free Library of Philadelphia no longer charges fines for overdue materials! The new… continue reading Say Goodbye to Overdue Fines at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 14, 2020    30

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 Faith Smallwood, an Administrative… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Faith Smallwood - Regional Operations Center

By written by Kate C.    February 13, 2020   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on this decade and welcome 2020? I sure can’t! With every passing year – but particularly a momentous one like this – I… continue reading Let the Free Library Help You with Your New Year’s Resolution!

By written by Kate C.    December 31, 2019    6

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