The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 30, 2016    1

The Print and Picture Collection is happy to announce the addition of over 100 photographic images by William Rapp to our  Historical Images of Philadelphia  digital… continue reading

By Laura S.   August 29, 2016   

We are back for another Picture Book Highlight , where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our libraries. Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is also known… continue reading

By Monica C.   August 25, 2016   

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 24, 2016   

Parkway Central is hosting a Social Justice Symposium for Teens on Monday, August 29th and if you are a high school student who is passionate about your Philadelphia community and care about… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 23, 2016   

Sometimes you just can't believe the story someone is telling you . Maybe it’s because it seems too fantastical or maybe it’s just because the storyteller is untrustworthy. Maybe… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 19, 2016    2

Alohomora! The newest installment of the spectacularly popular Harry Potter series has just been released and it’s getting rave reviews from everyone who’s picked up a copy. Since… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 17, 2016   

An  excessive heat warning has been extended through 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, for the Philadelphia area. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 16, 2016   

The PNC Words at Play August Play Party series has started at The Advocate Center , located at 18th and Diamond streets. During the first session, families read The Listening Walk , made Listening… continue reading

By Carrie K.   August 16, 2016   

An excessive heat warning has been extended through Tuesday, August 16 for the Philadelphia area. Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading

By Jenn D.   August 15, 2016   

Looking forward to our upcoming Author Event with comedian Amy Shumer next week on Wednesday, August 17th? Then sit back and have a laugh listening to these funny podcasts from other humorous… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 12, 2016   

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area for today through Saturday. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get… continue reading

By Julie B.   August 11, 2016    2

The Free Library’s Summer Reading program in our neighborhood libraries is coming to a close after a super successful season of game playing, dancing, reading, and much more! Having… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 4, 2016   

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 4, 2016   

We are starting a new series of posts: Picture Book Highlights will put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our agencies. Philadelphia is a large metropolitan city, so… continue reading

By Monica C.   August 3, 2016   

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website again to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Today, we are launching our newly… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 2, 2016   

We may be in the dog days of summer here in Philadelphia, but did you know that you can actually read to a dog—at the library ?! Check out our PAWS Read to a Dog program at various Free… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 1, 2016   

There’s something about trucks ... They’re big, they’re loud, they’re strong! There’s a truck for every job and children love to learn about them. Here are some… continue reading

By Monica C.   July 28, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading team has eleven Outreach Specialists this year assigned to different neighborhoods across the city. With the goal of promoting literacy while school… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 27, 2016   

The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival  and the Free Library of Philadelphia are excited to invite you to a special matinée performance of Verdi’s beloved opera, Otello ,… continue reading

By Leanne F.   July 26, 2016   

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