Browsing Date: August 2022 (17)

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September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have your  Free Library card ?! Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so… continue reading Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 31, 2022    10

Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn… continue reading The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks

By written by Jeanette C.    August 29, 2022    1

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

By written by Monica C.    August 26, 2022   

Last November, we announced that Kelly Richards would be joining the Free Library as our new President and Director , coming to Philadelphia after serving as the Director of the Muskegon Area… continue reading Celebrating Six Months with Kelly Richards!

By written by Kate C.    August 24, 2022    1

We are so excited to introduce you to Claire Lutz, the BRIC's newest librarian! Claire started in July. Be sure to say hello when you see her in the Business Resource and Innovation Center… continue reading Introducing BRIC's New Business Librarian: Claire

By written by Gillian R.    August 24, 2022    1

We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Summertime

By written by Monica C.    August 22, 2022   

We have loved spending our summer with you, and now we’re just as excited to get back to school! The start of a new school year can look different for everyone. Most students are returning… continue reading It's Back to School Time at the Free Library!

By written by Emily S.    August 22, 2022   

August is National Black Business Month ! Philadelphia is home to a wide array of Black-owned businesses, from art galleries to restaurants and so much more. Just how many Black-owned businesses… continue reading August is National Black Business Month

By written by Claire L.    August 18, 2022   

With fall approaching, what better time than now to join the Adult Literacy Book Club , presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ! Improve your reading skills while… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    August 17, 2022   

We're setting new Summer of Wonder records in 2022! Not only did we meet our Community Reading Minutes goal for the summer, we also blasted past all of our minutes-read milestones and… continue reading Celebrating Another Summer of Wonder

By written by Emily S.    August 15, 2022   

Did you know that water makes up 71 percent of our world and is a vital component of all forms of life on Earth? Look at a globe and you’ll see our continents surrounded by oceans. When seen… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Water

By written by Monica C.    August 12, 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… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | How does reading out loud help young children learn to talk?

By written by Emily S.    August 10, 2022   

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. Masks are… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries on Monday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 9

By written by Jenn D.    August 5, 2022   

Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The… continue reading Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe

By written by Emily S.    August 5, 2022   

Juanita Vega DeJoseph is the Assistant Department Head in the Art & Literature Department and someone who enjoys cooking and creating. We are so grateful to Juanita for sharing her… continue reading Making Sofrito with Juanita and Family!

By written by Shayna M.    August 1, 2022    3

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August. Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) To Change a Planet by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Rachel F.    August 1, 2022