Posts by Kate C. (165)
Now that summer is upon us, we hope you’ve got the Free Library on your mind! Whether you’re looking for something fun to do outside, plan to cool off at your neighborhood library… continue reading Summer at the Free Library!
By written by Kate C. June 13, 2019
When I noticed that May 23 is the birthdate of one of our great children’s authors – Margaret Wise Brown , of The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon fame – I immediately thought of… continue reading Happy Birthday to Children's Author Margaret Wise Brown!
By written by Kate C. May 23, 2019
If you follow us here on the blog or on social media , you may be familiar with our new #MyFreeLibrary campaign. With 54 neighborhood library locations across the city and over 30,000 events and… continue reading Springing Into Your Free Library
By written by Kate C. May 13, 2019 1
The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) will receive a Community Partner Award from Associated Services… continue reading Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) to Honor the Free Library
By written by Kate C. May 1, 2019 1
Here's some exciting news to close out National Poetry Month : Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera has been selected by the Academy of American Poets as one of 13 recipients of a… continue reading Raquel Salas Rivera Receives Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship
By written by Kate C. April 30, 2019
What’s better than a fun Free Library storytime with your little one? How about a fun Free Library storytime complete with some of Philly’s most iconic eats just steps away?… continue reading Join the Free Library for a Storytime in Reading Terminal Market!
By written by Kate C. April 18, 2019 3
Today as part of National Library Week , we’re joining the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating National Library Workers Day and the real heroes behind who we are and what we… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: Happy National Library Workers Day!
By written by Kate C. April 9, 2019 1
It’s here, it’s here! It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year: National Library Week ! Founded in 1958, this is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: It’s Time to Celebrate Libraries!
By written by Kate C. April 8, 2019
If you’ve spent time visiting any of the Free Library’s 54 neighborhood library locations or reading this blog , you know that we’ve got something for everyone. With over 25,000… continue reading #MyFreeLibrary: What Is YOUR Free Library Story?
By written by Kate C. April 5, 2019 3
Following years of planning and renovation, the Free Library is set to open reimagined spaces in the Parkway Central Library later this month! The massive undertaking began with moving more than… continue reading #ReimaginedFLP: Free Library to Open Reimagined Spaces in the Parkway Central Library!
By written by Kate C. April 1, 2019 3
We hate to admit it, but the end of another phenomenal One Book, One Philadelphia season is already upon us! We’ve spent the last eight weeks reading, discussing, watching,… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Closing the Book (For Now!)
By written by Kate C. March 13, 2019
Throughout March and including International Women’s Day on March 8, the Free Library will join in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American History during… continue reading March is Women’s History Month at the Free Library!
By written by Kate C. February 28, 2019 2
If the winter blues have got you down, how about heading to your neighborhood library and taking advantage of everything a library card has to offer? Forty of our library locations are now… continue reading 40 Library Locations Now Offering Six Days of Service!
By written by Kate C. February 25, 2019 3
The Mysterious Travelers are back, and something special is brewing! For the past four years, the Free Library has teamed up with the Philadelphia Jazz Project for a concert series showcasing the… continue reading Join Us For The Mysterious Travelers All-Stars Winter Concert!
By written by Kate C. February 19, 2019
The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, with extensive programming set to take place in neighborhood libraries across the city… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Black History Month!
By written by Kate C. January 29, 2019 5
Earlier this week, the City of Philadelphia announced efforts to help federal workers affected by the current government shutdown. Mayor Kenney is encouraging furloughed workers and those working… continue reading Free Library Waiving Fines for Furloughed Federal Workers During Government Shutdown
By written by Kate C. January 25, 2019
Back in October, we announced Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing as the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, and since then we’ve been digging in and gathering our… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: It All Starts Tonight!
By written by Kate C. January 16, 2019
‘Tis the season for setting goals and thinking about the person you want to become in the new year! Good news: the Free Library of Philadelphia can help when it comes to making that New… continue reading Five New Year’s Resolutions the Free Library Can Help You Keep in 2019
By written by Kate C. December 31, 2018 5
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Right! The holidays certainly are fun, from office parties to time away from work, visits with family and friends and childhood nostalgia.… continue reading Gift Ideas from the Free Library!
By written by Kate C. December 14, 2018
Today marks 100 years since the birth of children's and young adult author Madeleine L'Engle , and some of our resident book lovers are pondering her legacy – and her best-known… continue reading Pondering Madeleine L’Engle’s Legacy and Works on Her 100th Birthday
By written by Kate C. November 29, 2018 2