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Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips, vacations, relaxing afternoons on the beach, and maybe even a much-needed staycation on your couch. If you’ll be out of town and… continue reading Take The Free Library Anywhere This Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 28, 2017   

The Parkway Central Library has been a mainstay on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for decades now, nestled in the cultural heart of the city of Philadelphia alongside neighbors like the Franklin… continue reading Parkway Central Library: 9 Things at 90

By written by Kate C.    June 2, 2017    2

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading Explore New Audio-Enabled Books at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    May 16, 2017   

Calling all Philadelphia-area artists! The Free Library wants your art! You heard right: As part of our new Cultureshare pilot program, based on the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model and… continue reading The Free Library is Now Accepting Submissions for Our Cultureshare Program!

By written by Kate C.    May 10, 2017    19

Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it? The Free Library… continue reading The Free Library Wants Your Art!

By written by Kate C.    April 18, 2017    12

This Women’s History Month , we’ve been reflecting on the women who came before us. This list is by no means exhaustive but showcases just a few of those who paved the way here at the… continue reading Dynamic Women of the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    March 28, 2017    2

When we heard this week was Shakespeare Week , we knew we couldn’t miss out on the chance to get in on the fun from across the pond. We didn’t have to look far for inspiration! Below,… continue reading Happy Shakespeare Week!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2017   

One of the special things about the One Book, One Philadelphia programming season is the ability for the One Book program and the Free Library as a whole to get out in the community, start or… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Night Skies

By written by Kate C.    March 15, 2017   

Women's History Month is in full swing, and in addition to a full slate of events across all our neighborhood libraries , the Free Library is no stranger to celebrating, showcasing, and… continue reading A Women's History Month Round-Up

By written by Kate C.    March 10, 2017    1

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope… continue reading Women’s History Month at the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    March 3, 2017   

Throughout February, we were feeling the Valentine's Day spirit and decided to ask our audience a simple question: Why do YOU #LoveTheLibrary ? The response warmed our hearts and reminded us… continue reading #LoveTheLibrary: We Asked, You Answered!

By written by Kate C.    March 2, 2017    1

One of the most exciting days in library land is here – it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Today, we’re joining in the celebration of the 113th birthday of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a.… continue reading Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

By written by Kate C.    March 2, 2017   

Is today a snow day for you or your little ones? Spend it with the Free Library! Our system is open for business, but as always, we recommend checking in with your neighborhood library location… continue reading Spend Your Snow Day With The Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 9, 2017   

Last Wednesday night, we officially closed the door on the 2016-2017 One Book, One Philadelphia reading period for  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (although, let’s be… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Looking Back on 15 Years

By written by Kate C.    February 1, 2017   

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves. With love already in the air, we thought it would be… continue reading #LoveTheLibrary: What Do You Love About YOUR Local Library?

By written by Kate C.    February 1, 2017    24

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried… continue reading Philadelphia-Based Artist Selected for Public Art Commission at Parkway Central Library

By written by Kate C.    January 30, 2017   

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day! So, what does that mean? For the last 40 years, an Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra… continue reading Do You Qualify For An Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

By written by Kate C.    January 27, 2017    1

As we turn the page on 2016 and embark on exciting new chapters in 2017, a nationwide social media movement is afoot! Led by the New York Public Library (NYPL) , libraries and cultural… continue reading Join the #ReadersUnite Movement with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    January 3, 2017    1

Free Library Myth #1 "Shhhhhhhhhh! This is a library!" While we do offer many quiet areas for customers to comfortably read, study, and explore our materials, we also offer many types of… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought libraries are quiet…

By written by Kate C.    December 28, 2016   

It was about this time last year that I met my husband for lunch at Reading Terminal Market. It was a particularly cold afternoon, so instead of making the walk, I drove. I passed Parkway Central… continue reading I Saw Philadelphia Through the Eyes of the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    December 27, 2016    24

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