The Free Library will be expanding services at some locations beginning Tuesday, January 19, including in-building services. Our programs and events will continue virtually. Please read our website for the latest updates on services and resources.
Shel Silverstein was a very interesting and creative man. He is best known for his popular children’s books, such as The Giving Tree , Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic . His…
continue reading Shel Silverstein – his musical side
written by Camille T.
September 25, 2012
Be part of a select group! The Free Library invites you to help us test a new, national survey designed to learn more about reading habits and the many ways people use their public…
continue reading Announcing Online Library Customer Survey
written by Anne L.
September 17, 2012
Lots of kids I know love tablet computers: the bright displays, the multi-touch interfaces and the endless supply of media, games and books available make them big hits with the preschool set.…
continue reading Early Literacy Apps to Try at Home
written by Joel N.
September 13, 2012
The Free Library of Philadelphia is honored to host a special exhibition from the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation that highlights the power of the human spirit even in the…
continue reading Transcending Their Boundaries: The Children of Terezin
written by Gabrielle F.
September 12, 2012
Tonight's opening of Paint The American Eagle marks the Free Library's first foray into hosting and co-producing a production for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The…
continue reading "Paint The American Eagle" - Dickens + Free Library + Philadelphia Fringe Festival
written by Karin S.
September 10, 2012
Maisy is a much beloved character of the PreK crowd – what’s not to love about sweet Maisy Mouse? In Lucy Cousins' new book, Create with Maisy , the author shares17 easy…
continue reading PreK Highlights
written by Monica C.
September 7, 2012
What's it like to volunteer at the Free Library? Listen in as one of our volunteers, Matt, speaks about his experience: And find out more at freelibrary.org/volunteer
continue reading A Free Library Minute: Volunteer!
written by Eileen O.
September 5, 2012