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Today is  National Bookmobile Day  – part of the  American Library Association 's 2020  National Library Week  festivities – and we thought it was a good… continue reading Celebrating the Free Library Book Bike on Bookmobile Day!

By written by Kate C.    April 22, 2020   

...then why not check out these digital titles from the Free Library, specially curated for fans of this beloved English novel? On this day in 1816, Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton,… continue reading If You Liked Jane Eyre...

By written by Clare F.    April 21, 2020   

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: 4-Ingredient French Gougères

By written by Lindsay S.    April 21, 2020   

Free Library staff at Tacony Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association  (ALA) in celebrating  National Library… continue reading We Love Our Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 21, 2020   

At 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach , Free Library volunteers embody the institution's vision of "an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning" every day.… continue reading Free Library Tour Guides Use Map Collection to Celebrate This Year's Volunteer Appreciation Day!

By written by Andrew W.    April 20, 2020   

Every April 20, the United Nations recognizes the contribution of Chinese literature, poetry, and language in world culture by celebrating Chinese Language Day . Philadelphia is home to some… continue reading Happy Chinese Language Day!

By written by Lindsay S.    April 20, 2020    2

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week ! Founded in 1958, this annual celebration is a time to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading It's Here, It's Here! Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 20, 2020   

Today we start a new series of blog post where we will highlight an ebook – a picture ebook, no less – that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. The… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Float

By written by Monica C.    April 17, 2020    2

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month ? With over 100 styles of poetry, it might feel overwhelming to actually write a poem! There are sonnets, haikus, limericks, acrostic,… continue reading Enjoy Poetry from Home with the Free Library!

By written by Tuesday C.    April 17, 2020   

Before I was a Rare Book Librarian, I worked as a Stitcher (let's not say "sewer"), and have recently pulled out my sewing machine to make face masks for donation. As of April… continue reading Making Face Masks for Fun (and Not Profit)

By written by Caitlin G.    April 17, 2020    4

While everyone is stuck at home, boredom may already be setting in. One way to alleviate boredom is to read or reread a book series (the more volumes, the better!). If you don't have a full… continue reading Middle Schoolers + Epically Long Series = Match!

By written by Chris B.    April 16, 2020   

Are you interested in protecting your business name or invention with a trademark or patent? During the current quarantine for COVID-19 , you can still begin working on these processes from home.… continue reading Patent & Trademark Resources During COVID-19

By written by Sharyl O.    April 16, 2020   

We miss being with our library friends for in-person visits, but until our neighborhood libraries open again, we’re excited to bring you some of your favorite offerings online! … continue reading Find Online Events with Our New Virtual Program Listings!

By written by Kate C.    April 15, 2020    8

For literature enthusiasts and first-time readers alike,  Ulysses  can be every bit as daunting as it is thrilling. If you’ve always wanted to read James Joyce ’s… continue reading The Ulysses Every Day Reading Challenge

By written by Rosa D.    April 15, 2020    1

Have you seen a rainbow lately? Maybe you have noticed one after a recent April shower, or maybe you have spotted rainbow artwork displayed in windows of buildings and homes. For many people,… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry... with an Equally Colorful Playlist!

By written by Shayna M.    April 14, 2020   

The Free Library has a number of electronic resources to support your learning remotely. If your GED or HiSET classes have been postponed or if you have not gotten around to registering for… continue reading Four Digital Learning Resources to Help You Prepare for the GED or HiSET Test

By written by Rachel H.    April 14, 2020   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is committed to advancing literacy and supporting lifelong learning for all Philadelphians. While our buildings are closed until further notice , our website gives… continue reading Language Learning from Home with Mango Languages

By written by Lindsay S.    April 13, 2020   

It can be hard being a big brother or a big sister. It can also be hard being a little brother or a little sister. When you’re older, the arrival of a little sibling brings both joy and huge… continue reading Celebrate Siblings Day with These ebooks!

By written by Monica C.    April 9, 2020   

The gleam in her eyes reveals her spunk as she stares up at me. She always had more courage than I did – completely unafraid to speak her mind to grown-ups, to ask questions, and to actually… continue reading Happy 104th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

By written by Karen O.    April 9, 2020    10

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