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Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | How do young children interact with books?

By written by Emily S.    July 13, 2022   

As the days get warmer in our area, we hope you keep the Free Library in mind as a great place to cool off!  Here are a few ways to beat the heat with us (and our friends around the City of… continue reading 6 Ways to Keep Cool with the Free Library and in Philly this Summer!

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2022   

Lately, transgender and gender non-conforming youth have been a hot topic across the nation. Many people feel confused, even panicked, and it can be hard to tell what claims being made are even… continue reading Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth Panel Series

By written by Shelley R.    July 11, 2022   

This July we are exploring summer treats going down the shore, world travel, escaping into sweet love stories, and possibly, battling our own clone! A little something for everyone in the… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Rachel F.    July 8, 2022    1

Phew, the summer is heating up! As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures in our area, don't forget that the Free Library is a great place to cool off. Check your… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 30, 2022   

Are you between the ages of 14 and 19? Do you have a passion and commitment for social justice? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can learn, serve your community, and… continue reading Free Library Seeking Teen Social Justice Fellows!

By written by Erin H.    June 28, 2022   

The Pride Flag as we know it today has gone through several iterations since its birth in 1978. It has a long and rich history that started in San Francisco with artist Gilbert Baker, who met… continue reading The History of the Pride Flag

By written by Kamilah C.    June 24, 2022   

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 22, 2022   

Summer is here, and along with the rising temperatures, the Summer of Wonder is heating up! In June, we kicked off Pride Month with a brand new Pride March right here in Philly, and we’re… continue reading Summer of Wonder is Heating Up!

By written by Emily S.    June 21, 2022    3

Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or as quiet day filled with longing and memories.  For all those celebrating Father’s… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 16, 2022   

The Rosenbach's annual Bloomsday festival is BACK on Delancey Place after a two-year hiatus. Join the celebration on Thursday, June 16 anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. What … continue reading Bloomsday is back!

By written by Rosa D.    June 15, 2022   

The Free Library is celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in the United States and a time when we come together to celebrate this monumental… continue reading Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Inaara S.    June 14, 2022   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its annual meeting of FY22 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda The meeting will… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 10, 2022   

Discovery is an essential component of growth. Discovering aspects of the self and the world all around enables learning, understanding…growth. June is Pride Month and the Pride Movement… continue reading Page After Page of Pride: 6 Middle Grade Titles for Pride Month

By written by Jeff B.    June 10, 2022   

Fresh herbs add flavor and nutrition to meals, they are beautiful when added to dishes, and many of them have unique fragrances. They are like tiny greens ! Maybe fresh herbs will inspire poems,… continue reading Keep it Fresh with Fresh Herbs!

By written by Shayna M.    June 9, 2022    1

In 2020, the city of Philadelphia declared June 19th a city holiday in recognition of Juneteenth, an important day in the history of African Americans and our country. New children's books… continue reading New Children's Books for Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 9, 2022   

Philly Career Launch has wrapped up its spring 2022 programming of career exploration workshops and career fairs, but we’ll be back in the fall with more programming, so stay tuned! In… continue reading Three Ways to Get Your Career Going This Summer!

By written by Annette M.    June 8, 2022    1

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: Babies!

By written by Sarah J.    June 7, 2022    1

We're wrapping up the 2022 One Book season with a very special event on June 15, and we hope you can join us for it! For several weeks we've been discussing the One Book… continue reading One Book Finale and Dance Party

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2022   

This June, the Free Library is celebrating Philadelphia’s immigrant communities! June is Immigrant Heritage Month , a time when we celebrate the beauty and strength of our city’s… continue reading Commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month This June

By written by Inaara S.    June 3, 2022   

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