Posts by Rachel F. (48)

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year?  At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 6, 2016   

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 24, 2016   

Sometimes you just can't believe the story someone is telling you . Maybe it’s because it seems too fantastical or maybe it’s just because the storyteller is untrustworthy. Maybe… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 19, 2016    2

On Monday, January 4, the Library of Congress (along with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader ) announced a new National Ambassador for Young People’s… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 5, 2016   

I've written before about some of my favorite Young Adult titles this year, but I'm not the only librarian who loves reading YA. In October, three of our librarians—Erin H. from… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 29, 2015    2

As we count down to the premiere of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, the Free Library has you covered no matter what age you are! Need to catch up?   We have Star Wars: A New Hope ,… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 11, 2015   

When new acquaintances find out I’m a librarian, our conversations generally go in one of two directions—either people apologize for not reading enough OR they quiz me about the latest… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 17, 2015    4

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to be a core collaborator in the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival , an innovative, nine-day celebration that explores the many ways that science and… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 21, 2015   

Looks like our furry little friend in Western Pennsylvania prognosticated this morning we'll be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Chase away those winter blahs with this month's Early… continue reading

By Rachel F.   February 2, 2015   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE performance series returns this weekend! This series of free performances for children, families, and adults is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 23, 2015    1

Happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2015 then with this month's Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians?! Even NPR knows the… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 2, 2015   

As a children's librarian, I frequently get asked for books and resources that parents can use to help explain current events to their children, especially troubling events. Here is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 25, 2014   

Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer Reading is available all summer for everyone to participate!… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 29, 2014   

From Night of the Living Dead to World War Z , the fascination with zombies surfaces in every generation. Maybe its roots in folklore make them seem a bit more plausible, horrible, and utterly… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 14, 2014    1

What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 25, 2014   

Sherlock: Death by Dewey Books contain secrets and gems of information. Do they also hold value beyond the intellectual; enough to murder for? On March 27,  three groups of teens set… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 9, 2014   

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 17 of our neighborhood libraries—as well as a special “Science Tellers” program at the… continue reading

By Rachel F.   March 21, 2014   

Sundays on Stage - Fall 2013 Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 11, 2013    1

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE perfomance series returns in July and August!   July 14 th Two of a Kind presents, “I Dig… continue reading

By Rachel F.   July 10, 2013    2

The Online Summer Reading Game begins tomorrow, June 1st! Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 31, 2013