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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    8

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

As the heat wave continues, these Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers on Wednesday, July 4. All other locations are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal… continue reading Select Free Library Locations Open on Independence Day as Cooling Centers!

By written by Jenn D.    July 3, 2018    3

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers on Tuesday, July 3 where residents can get out of the heat and into an… continue reading Get Out of the Heat and Stay Cool at the Free Library!

By written by Jenn D.    July 3, 2018   

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers on Monday, July 2 where residents can get out of the heat and into an… continue reading Stay Cool at the Free Library during the Heat Wave!

By written by Jenn D.    July 2, 2018    4

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Jenn D.    November 13, 2017   

The walls of the newly-remodeled 21st Century Libraries just got even prettier! We can't wait to invite you inside later this autumn to see the libraries for yourselves. A big THANK YOU is due… continue reading "Public Libraries for the People": A Gift of Four Original Prints by Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.

By written by Jenn D.    September 21, 2017    1

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20 and extending through 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 21. Some Free Library locations will serve as… continue reading Stay Cool at the Free Library! Extended Hours for Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21

By written by Jenn D.    July 20, 2017   

PhillyCAM , in collaboration with the Free Library, has kicked-off the new People's Media Collection at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries! Over the next six months, PhillyCAM will… continue reading PhillyCAM Offers Hands-On Media Training at Select Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    July 12, 2017   

It's official—summer has arrived and the Free Library is here to keep you cool, connected, and book-bound! Our summer hours went into effect on June 19, so take note that most of our… continue reading The Heat Is On: Stay Cool During Free Library's Summer Hours

By written by Jenn D.    June 29, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to expand our Sunday Literacy program, now at eleven of our neighborhood libraries ! This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to… continue reading Free Library Expands Sunday Literacy Program at Select Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    March 16, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to pilot a new Sunday Literacy program at five of our neighborhood libraries. This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to read in… continue reading Free Library Launches Sunday Literacy Program at Select Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    November 2, 2016    3

Following months of site preparation, shovels are ready and work is underway! Construction on Lillian Marrero and Lovett Memorial libraries, two of five neighborhood libraries in the Building… continue reading Construction Is Underway at Our 21st Century Libraries!

By written by Jenn D.    September 12, 2016    3

An excessive heat warning has been extended through Tuesday, August 16 for the Philadelphia area. Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Extended Hours at Haddington and Kingsessing Libraries Tonight, Monday, August 15

By written by Jenn D.    August 15, 2016   

Kyle Chilluti is the resident "book whisperer" at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Bustleton Library . The 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker from MaST Community Charter School gives… continue reading Free Library Internship Prepares Special Needs Students for Life After High School

By written by Jenn D.    June 3, 2016   

You’re invited! Please join us for a South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party! The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes the brand-new Community Health and Literacy Center ,… continue reading You're Invited! South Philadelphia Library Open House and Block Party

By written by Jenn D.    May 26, 2016    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries… continue reading Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    April 6, 2016    1