The Free Library of Philadelphia has been in the news quite a bit recently! Catch up on any stories you may have missed: 6abc's Nydia Han explains our popular ebook lending services and how to get… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 18, 2011    1

Ten years ago, the Free Library embarked on an ambitious journey to expand in grand new ways the manner in which it enlightens the city. Since that time there has been nothing short of a… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 16, 2011    9

Mark your calendars! In celebration of the memory of art aficionado and Free Library curator Robert F. Looney, the Parkway Central Library will host the 12th annual Robert F. Looney Lecture… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 14, 2011   

Effective Monday, March 14, 2011, the Free Library of Philadelphia will increase its out-of-area card fee to $35 annually. Those living, working, going to school, or paying taxes in Philadelphia… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 11, 2011    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to host its newest exhibition, “The Struggle for Nature in the City,” in the lobby of the Parkway Central Library. The exhibition highlights… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 9, 2011   

You may recall from my post last week that I've been feeling a bit of reader's remorse for not having read as many classic novels as I would like. I set myself the goal of reading at least… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 8, 2011    2

HarperCollins publisher announced a week ago that it was changing its sales restrictions to libraries that loan e-books. Previously, when we libraries purchased HarperCollins e-books, that… continue reading

By Anne L.    March 7, 2011    19

We here at the Free Library of Philadelphia are thrilled to see the children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson (1892-1957) getting some press for upcoming film projects based on… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   March 3, 2011   

The Free Library of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the National Education Association, will promote literacy awareness and the joy of reading during the month of March in conjuction… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 2, 2011   

March 1 is Saint David's Day--a national day in the United Kindom recognizing the patron saint of Wales. As a student in Swansea, Wales, I remember being taken by the proliferation of daffodils… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 1, 2011   

I've been an avid reader since I was young. I was an English major in college. I'm one of those people that always has to be reading something, even if it's the back of the cereal box at… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 28, 2011    8

Looking for quirky, fun ideas for storytime?  Just ask Northeast Regional’s Christine Cornwall, and you’ll be amazed at what she comes up with!  Christine has worked in the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 24, 2011    2

In the current global economy, even friendly nations are competitors for jobs, resources, and influence. To help Philadelphians better understand world events through the lenses of our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 23, 2011    3

What are the kids up to these days? Reading a diverse array of books and graphic novels and watching some clever TV shows and films, as it turns out! Here are our most popular… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 17, 2011    5

This week, the House of Representatives will consider two amendments to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution that are critical to libraries: one that would eliminate all Institute of Museum and… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 16, 2011   

Parkway Central's Rare Book Department is mounting a new exhibition of distinctive movie theater lobby cards, now through June 17. “Foyer Entertainment: Movie Lobby Cards from the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 15, 2011    4

Join readers nationwide as Walmart and the Free Library of Philadelphia host the first ever One Book, One Philadelphia online book chat! On Wednesday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST, visit… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 14, 2011    2

Brian Jacques, the acclaimed author of the bestselling and beloved Redwall adventure series of books, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 5, at the age of 71. Considered a pioneer of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 8, 2011    1

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 7, 2011    2

Although small children live their lives in the here and now, it’s never too early to start sharing our past with them.  The story of the African American people is fundamental to… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 4, 2011    3

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