Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, then please consider this community-focused…
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written by Jenn D.
July 25, 2022
Chess is thriving! The New York Times recently reported that interest in chess is at a 50 year high, the highest level since the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer…
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written by Sharyl O.
July 20, 2022
Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month! There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days…
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written by Monica C.
July 19, 2022
Strawberries are super and sweet to look at and to eat! In this video, Shayna used strawberries as her theme for making handmade cards . What ideas do you have for making cards or…
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written by Shayna M.
July 15, 2022
The Summer Readers of Philadelphia are on a roll. Just halfway through the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder, we’re more than halfway to our citywide online reading minutes goal! If…
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written by Emily S.
July 14, 2022
Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across…
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written by Emily S.
July 13, 2022
As the days get warmer in our area, we hope you keep the Free Library in mind as a great place to cool off! Here are a few ways to beat the heat with us (and our friends around the City of…
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written by Kate C.
July 12, 2022
Lately, transgender and gender non-conforming youth have been a hot topic across the nation. Many people feel confused, even panicked, and it can be hard to tell what claims being made are even…
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written by Shelley R.
July 11, 2022
This July we are exploring summer treats going down the shore, world travel, escaping into sweet love stories, and possibly, battling our own clone! A little something for everyone in the…
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written by Rachel F.
July 8, 2022