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The beta period for our new online catalog is drawing to a close. During the last six weeks, we’ve read your comments and suggestions, blushed at your kind flattery, fixed some bugs, and… continue reading Our New Catalog Launches Monday

By written by Carolyn P.    April 19, 2012   

With the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and our own very Print and Picture Collection to name a few, the opening of the Barnes Foundation--our new neighbors—continues to make… continue reading Art is in the Air

By written by Eileen O.    April 19, 2012   

As archivists at the Children’s Literature Research Collection, it’s not surprising that most of the materials we work with are children’s book materials: drafts of manuscripts,… continue reading Dolls and Matchbooks and Buttons, Oh My!

By written by Caitlin G.    April 17, 2012    1

Our Parkway neighbor, The Academy of Natural Sciences , is celebrating its 200th birthday! To mark the momentous occasion, the museum is chronicling their incredible collection through the… continue reading The Academy at 200

By written by Eileen O.    April 16, 2012    1

Check out this entry in our Free Library Reading Journal and then click here to access a podcast of Harry Belafonte discussing My Song at the Free Library!     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 7

By written by Alix G.    April 13, 2012   

Some of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries came from young readers - So inspiring!       continue reading For the Love of Reading: 6

By written by Alix G.    April 13, 2012   

Check out this reading recommendation from a fan of our Philadelphia City Institute library:     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 5

By written by Alix G.    April 12, 2012   

April 14 th is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26 th induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some of the biggest names in rock music as well as recognizing some early influences… continue reading Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Music History at the Museum and at Your Local Library!

By written by Jeff W.    April 12, 2012    2

Today the Free Library launches our Techmobile, a state-of-the art digital literacy training vehicle. Sporting iPads and laptops, presentation equipment and mobile broadband, our Techmobile brings… continue reading Techmobile Launches Today!

By written by Joel N.    April 12, 2012    1

The Free Library is excited to launch a trial of a new service for all you ebook readers out there! This service—which is free with your Library card and PIN and will be offered for a… continue reading Free Library Launches New Ebook Service!

By written by Alix G.    April 11, 2012    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pennsylvania’s seventh annual One Book, Every Young Child program!  This series promotes the importance of reading early and often to… continue reading Celebrate One Book, Every Young Child!

By written by Rachel F.    April 11, 2012   

We, too, love the Free Library's "infinite resources," as this Reading Journal participant notes! And for those also interested in her book-of-choice, don't miss this upcoming… continue reading For the Love of Reading: 4

By written by Alix G.    April 11, 2012   

A shout out to YA favorite John Green makes up another one of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries:     continue reading for the Love of Reading: 3

By written by Alix G.    April 10, 2012   

Below, find another in our series of favorite entries from the Free Library Reading Journal project - A young reader shares her love of books and of our Oak Lane Library!     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 2

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

Earlier this year, we launched a campaign in which we left Free Library Reading Journals all around Philadelphia for people to fill out and share their thoughts on books, reading, and libraries… continue reading For the Love of Reading

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

T.S. Eliot may have dubbed April the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t take the Free Library into account when he did. This month, the Philadelphia Book Festival returns… continue reading Philadelphia Book Festival Returns!

By written by Eileen O.    April 4, 2012    1

Just in time for a stretch of bicycling-friendly weather, the Free Library presents an evening with Steven Rea , who will be at the Parkway Central library on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. to talk… continue reading Bicycle with the Stars!

By written by Grace R.    April 4, 2012   

There's a whole lotta "free" in the title of this blog post! The Free Library is working with the Free University of Philadelphia to host free writing-based classes in branches… continue reading Free Classes from the Free University at the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    April 3, 2012    1

To commemorate the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen on April 2, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has celebrated International Children's Book Day on this day since… continue reading It's International Children's Book Day!

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2012   

T-Rex the Turtle plans to escape from his home at the Garden State Discovery Museum and travel to the Parkway Central Library to lead children on a journey uncovering the world of Dinosaurs! Join… continue reading Dino Adventure!

By written by Michelle S.    March 30, 2012   

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