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Free Library Myth #3 While printed books, ebooks, and audiobooks are the most popular items to check out from the Free Library, a library card opens the door to so much more if you just know where… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought you could only check out books with a library card…

By written by Kate C.    December 22, 2016   

Free Library Myth #4 Opened in June 2014, the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. It aims to… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought there’s no eating allowed in the library…

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2016    2

Free Library Myth #5 The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation – the non-profit arm that supports the Free Library – works to bring in private donations that account for nearly… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the Free Library operated solely on taxpayer dollars…

By written by Kate C.    December 15, 2016   

Did you know that December is Read A New Book Month ? That’s right, the perfect excuse to dig into something you haven’t read before, especially as the temperatures continue to drop… continue reading December is Read A New Book Month!

By written by Kate C.    December 12, 2016    1

Free Library Myth #6 While Benjamin Franklin is one of the prominent figures in our city’s history – doesn’t it seem like he’s there at every turn? – it’s… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought Ben Franklin founded the Free Library…

By written by Kate C.    December 12, 2016    1

The City of Philadelphia has announced that it is expanding free, quality pre-K for 6,500 three- and four-year-olds over the next five years, with the first 2,000 seats available now! Families… continue reading Quality Pre-K Is Expanding In Philadelphia!

By written by Kate C.    December 9, 2016    2

Free Library Myth #7 One of the Free Library’s most unique and beloved programs is PAWS Read to a Dog , which takes place at several library locations and at which children are encouraged to… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought no animals were allowed in the library…

By written by Kate C.    December 9, 2016   

Free Library Myth #8 Some of our system’s most valuable resources are outside library walls, including the Techmobile , city Hot Spots , and the new pedal-powered Book Bike mobile library.… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the library is confined to buildings…

By written by Kate C.    December 7, 2016   

Free Library Myth #9 In addition to our children’s programming – which often steals the photo ops! – and events for adults and senior citizens , the Free Library has extensive… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the library is just for young children and older adults…

By written by Kate C.    December 5, 2016   

One of the purposes of this blog and of our digital presence, in general, is to expose the public to aspects of the Free Library system they may not be familiar with. Back in October, we delved… continue reading Beyond The Shelves: Free Library Collection Care

By written by Kate C.    December 5, 2016    2

Free Library Myth #10 Being a librarian is a hands-on job! Our librarians run Maker programs, lead yoga classes and meditation sessions, teacher computer classes, deliver lectures, care for… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought librarians stand behind a desk all day…

By written by Kate C.    December 1, 2016   

Now that our second year of #FLPNoShameNovember has begun, I racked my brain to decide what to write about. Last year, I confessed my love of tabloid magazines , specifically People . This year, I… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Will You Accept This Rose?

By written by Kate C.    November 3, 2016   

Last year, the Free Library introduced an interactive social media and digital campaign during the month of November in which we encouraged one another to stop hiding the covers of our books and… continue reading Join the Free Library for #FLPNoShameNovember!

By written by Kate C.    October 31, 2016    2

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s… continue reading What I've Learned in a Year at the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    October 7, 2016   

This week, as we join the American Library Association (ALA) in recognizing Banned Books Week , we are reminded that the Free Library of Philadelphia—and all public libraries—serves as… continue reading Banned Books Week with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 26, 2016    2

September is Library Card Sign-up Month , and we want to make sure you know that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online… continue reading September Is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 9, 2016    9

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2

Last Thursday, the new South Philadelphia Library took a big step toward its opening, as an exciting piece of the puzzle was completed with the installation of the Maurice Sendak Chertoff… continue reading Sendak Mural Installed as South Philadelphia Library Opening Nears

By written by Kate C.    April 27, 2016   

This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia   selection has it all—American history, musical connections, a major movie version, and even some links to our city. Tucked in its pages as… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: In-Cider Knowledge

By written by Kate C.    February 24, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant that will allow it to establish a new type of programming endowment – a… continue reading Free Library Receives NEH Challenge Grant

By written by Kate C.    January 7, 2016   

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