Posts by Sarah S. (97)

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We here at the Free Library, along with Drexel University, love to celebrate and honor our local partners who are dedicated to promoting high-quality children’s literature and… continue reading The 2016 Free Library of Philadelphia / Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation Recipients Are...

By written by Sarah S.    November 1, 2016    4

Ahhh… Fall is finally in the air! Time to get out your jackets, scarves, and galoshes! This month's Early Literacy calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading October 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 3, 2016   

The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

By written by Sarah S.    August 30, 2016    1

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading Children's Books for Your Next Roadtrip!

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2016   

It's never too early in a child's life to sign up for Summer Reading ! But how can babies, toddlers, and preschoolers participate in Summer Reading, when they can't even read yet?… continue reading Summer Reading is for Babies!

By written by Sarah S.    June 22, 2016   

How do you celebrate summer? Be sure to join us at the Free Library for Summer Reading ! Kids of all ages can visit their local neighborhood library beginning on Monday, June 13 to earn… continue reading Fun Summer Books for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    June 7, 2016   

You’re never too young to enjoy a good book. Although babies are still developing their coordination, eyesight, and language comprehension, giving them books to play with and explore is a… continue reading Great Books for Babies

By written by Sarah S.    February 5, 2016    1

We are happy to announce that the Words at Play Vocabulary Inititative is entering its second year! This PNC-funded program is a fun, family-focused series of programs in the North Philadelphia… continue reading Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Enters Its Second Year!

By written by Sarah S.    January 22, 2016   

Hanukkah , Winter Solstice , Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the horizon, with many chances to spend quality time with family and friends. What better way to engage with the… continue reading December 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    December 3, 2015   

Bernard Waber (1921-2013) was a Philadelphia-born author and illustrator, best known for his Lyle the Crocodile books. His career began in 1962 with The House on East 88 th Street , in which a… continue reading Spend Some Time with a Friendly Crocodile

By written by Sarah S.    October 2, 2015   

As if right on cue, as soon as the calendar page flipped to October this morning, we felt a crisp autumn air gust through the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays this month include World… continue reading October 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 1, 2015   

Are you an educator or a parent? Would you like to find out how you can infuse fun, interactive literacy activities into every day with your children? Then Bringing Literacy to Life is for you!… continue reading Bringing Literacy to Life – Professional Development Workshops at the Library!

By written by Sarah S.    October 1, 2015   

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is… continue reading The Crossover: Plenty of Swagger, Lots of Praise

By written by Sarah S.    September 8, 2015    36

We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another… continue reading September 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    September 3, 2015   

Going to school is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience—whether it’s your first day of Kindergarten or you’re a wise, experienced third grader. Either way, having good… continue reading 3 Great Books to Read Before Starting School

By written by Sarah S.    September 1, 2015   

This sticky, humid weather makes it hard to believe that Summer Reading is over! This year, kids and teens all over the city of Philadelphia explored, created, and, of course, read a ton… continue reading Our Wonder-ful Summer is Over!

By written by Sarah S.    August 21, 2015   

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for… continue reading Three Book Award Winners for Children to Check Out

By written by Sarah S.    August 10, 2015   

Whew! Hot enough for ya? Why not stop in at your local neighborhood library for one of our many  Children’s Events and Activities ? Or maybe add another book to your Summer Reading… continue reading August 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2015   

We hope you're having a great summer so far! At the Free Library, we have been enjoying all the fun activities that are part of our Summer of Wonder 2015 Summer Reading program. To celebrate… continue reading July 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    July 2, 2015   

In a perfect world, books dealing with stress and trauma for children would go unneeded.  We are, however, reminded daily that is not the case.  Whether it is anxiety at home or exposure… continue reading Dealing With Violence, Trauma and Stress: Books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    June 30, 2015