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April showers, as they say, bring May flowers, and we’ll be very glad to see them this year! But what else does April bring? It’s National Poetry Month , and there are so many ways to… continue reading In April, Every Day Is a Poem!

By written by Emily S.    April 6, 2022    1

It should come as no surprise that libraries are one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! Wherever I go, I always have to check out the local public library! I always feel… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Bookmobile Day

By written by Monica C.    April 6, 2022    1

Ah, Spring, that magical season when a young person's mind turns to thoughts of friendship, feelings, and free verse. No wonder April is Poetry Month! Here in Philadelphia, the days are… continue reading Novels-In-Verse Recommendations for Poetry Month

By written by Jeff B.    April 5, 2022   

"We are books. We are these vessels of information, stories, inspiration, love." — Mieka Moody, librarian and One Book selection committee member Reflecting on 20 years of the One… continue reading Watch 20 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia

By written by Brittanie S.    April 5, 2022   

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week ! This year's theme is "Connect with your Library," celebrating libraries as places to connect to… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 4, 2022   

Note: the use of "deaf" versus "Deaf" in this blog post is intentional. Deaf refers to the community and culture, while the lowercase deaf refers to the physical act of… continue reading Deaf History Month 2022

By written by Shelley R.    April 4, 2022   

Happy spring, Philadelphia! It’s time to go out and work on our gardens – in our yards, balconies, or community gardens! Let’s all get our hands dirty with soil and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Gardening

By written by Monica C.    March 29, 2022   

This April, our children and teen titles explore curiosity and adventure while our adult selections are taking us into complicated realms, a little something for everyone as we move farther into… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Rachel F.    March 29, 2022   

Planting a garden, spring cleaning, rediscovering the outdoors. Spring is the season of growth and renewal. What better time to think about launching a career! Everyone has the potential for a… continue reading Ahh spring, the perfect time to…launch a career!

By written by Margaret T.    March 28, 2022    1

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a wonderful time to delve into some of the previously untold history of the women of our world. Did you know that recent archaeological… continue reading What's New in Women's History

By written by Emily S.    March 25, 2022   

Would you like to teach adults to read? There are many people who need this help and very few places where they can get it. The Free Library is dedicated to advancing literacy for all. To this… continue reading Adults CAN Learn to READ

By written by Rachel H.    March 25, 2022   

The Free Library has loaned over 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and tablets to residents of Philadelphia as part of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Device Lending Program. This program will remain… continue reading Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Device Lending Program

By written by Camille T.    March 22, 2022    4

For an artist renowned for his use of color, my first exposure to Ashley Bryan (1923-2022) was the pen and ink drawings in The Dancing Granny . In the 1977 edition published by Atheneum, Mr.… continue reading The Vibrancy and Colors of a Great American Artist: Praising Ashley Bryan

By written by Jeff B.    March 22, 2022   

It’s that wonderful time of year again, when the birds begin to sing and educators, caregivers, and camp leaders start to wonder: what is this summer going to hold? If you’ll be… continue reading Summer Camp Challenge is Back!

By written by Emily S.    March 17, 2022   

It is impossible to escape the news of war since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Children hear about it too, and may need help understanding such large scale conflicts and its effect on people:… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Talking about War

By written by Monica C.    March 15, 2022    1

Do you enjoy creating things with your hands, be it simple origami shapes, drawing, painting, baking,  or even learning and creating code? There are few better ways to explore your creativity… continue reading National Children's Craft Day

By written by Jeff B.    March 14, 2022   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding a meeting on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda To access the meeting: Join via Zoom with the… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    March 12, 2022    1

Are you getting ready to celebrate Purim? We have books for you! Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the bravery of Esther and the salvation of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Purim

By written by Monica C.    March 11, 2022   

If you've spent any time around here, you know we love talking about some of the more unique and unexpected items available for lending at the Free Library! You know, beyond the books, DVDs,… continue reading Tweet, tweet! An Update on the Birding Backpack Program

By written by JoAnne W.    March 8, 2022    3

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Our children's and teen titles feature adventure and inspiration, while our… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    March 7, 2022   

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