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Reading Promise Week, where Philly celebrates reading, is this week! You can join in the all ages fun at book block parties celebrating young readers at events citywide during the week of October… continue reading Celebrating Reading Promise Week With Books That Promise A Good Read

By written by Jeff B.    October 12, 2022   

Philadelphia proudly joins the many cities and states around the nation who have chosen to officially recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of Columbus Day . This cultural… continue reading Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Philadelphia!

By written by Emily S.    October 7, 2022   

What Will Your Reading Promise Be? The Free Library and Read By 4th invite your family to join us for Reading Promise Week , October 10-16! This weeklong in-person event series serves as a… continue reading Join Us for Reading Promise Week | October 10-16

By written by Emily S.    October 6, 2022    2

Do you want to learn a new language for career advancement, to speak to new acquaintances, feel more comfortable when traveling to a foreign country, understand foreign movies, or just exercise… continue reading Learn a New Language with Mango Languages

By written by Sharyl O.    October 5, 2022    6

The  Nonprofit Job Fair  returns to Parkway Central Library on October 13 and the  Business Resource and Innovation Center  staff have the resources to help you make… continue reading Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

By written by Caitlin S.    October 5, 2022   

Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Our… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Rachel F.    October 3, 2022   

Welcome to Banned Books Week 2022! From September 18-24, we will be delving into the most challenged titles of the past year. The Office for Intellectual Freedom , a project of the American… continue reading Banned Books Week | Close to Home

By written by Emily S.    September 22, 2022   

As we continue to celebrate  Library Card Sign-Up Month  and reflect all all the wonderful things libaries can be, it's time to celebrate another important library holiday—… continue reading Banned Books Week | Why We Participate

By written by Kate C.    September 20, 2022   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate: Telicia Darius, a senior at Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School in a dual enrollment… continue reading Introducing the 2022–23 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate...

By written by Administrator    September 19, 2022   

Are you interested in working for the Free Library of Philadelphia? We have scores of different job types in diverse fields such as security, property management, IT, communications, and more!… continue reading Find a Job and Build Your Career at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    September 19, 2022    12

Whether poetry, biographies, sci-fi, historical fiction or more, these middle grade titles are just some of what’s available, highlighted for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month… continue reading Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month/Celebrando El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

By written by Jeff B.    September 15, 2022   

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    September 14, 2022   

Howdy, folks! I am one of the many Free Library of Philadelphia Library cards that Philadelphians use in their neighborhood libraries throughout the city. Because I am a part of the Free Library… continue reading Library Card Sign-Up Month | Flippy's Adventures: A Week in the Life of a Free Library Card

By written by Inaara S.    September 13, 2022    1

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

By written by Monica C.    September 9, 2022   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will meet on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda   To access the meeting: Join via… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    September 9, 2022   

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy… continue reading Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up

By written by Shelley R.    September 7, 2022   

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month , and there are so many reasons to get yourself a card if you don’t have one already! As libraries strive to enter a new era, more and more are… continue reading Reasons to Sign Up for a Free Library Card Today!

By written by Emily S.    September 7, 2022    2

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 17 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Bedtime!

By written by Sarah J.    September 6, 2022   

As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) The Queen of… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2022   

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