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This year going back to school looks very different than ever before. No school buses, no first day back at school, no new classrooms, no field trips, etc. At least, not yet. It will take some… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Books and Reading

By written by Monica C.    September 10, 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: Veggie Mac and Cheese

By written by Lindsay S.    September 10, 2020   

2020 has brought many changes to the United States, including changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Free Library stands with immigrants and is here to support the… continue reading Immigration and Citizenship Resources from the Free Library

By written by Lindsay S.    September 9, 2020    1

We have good news to share! Following the guidance of public health officials, the Free Library is now expanding our available services at some of our locations to include several in-building… continue reading Available Services are Expanding at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2020    4

The Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie M. Walker as the Interim Director of the Free Library.  This appointment comes after… continue reading Leslie M. Walker Named Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    September 4, 2020    6

We at the Free Library love to shout to the mountaintops about all that libraries can do for their communities, and while we may not always be as comfortable asking our patrons to do something for… continue reading 2020 Census: Tell All Your Friends and Neighbors!

By written by Adam F.    September 4, 2020   

2020 Summer of Wonder poster In December, the Free Library and the design team at Mighty Engine put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher… continue reading An Interview with Deyania Sanders, the High School Artist Behind This Year's Summer of Wonder

By written by Emily S.    September 4, 2020    8

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: Vegetarian Jambalaya

By written by Lindsay S.    September 3, 2020    1

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Creating a Competitive Analysis

By written by Gillian R.    September 3, 2020   

Hello to our friends of all ages! The Nourishing Literacy team is in the process of creating a series of printed learning materials and we would be thrilled to include your artwork! Call for… continue reading Call for Artwork: Nourishing Literacy Series of Printed Learning Materials

By written by Shayna M.    September 2, 2020   

What do books and objects from 800 years ago have to do with our present-day concerns? An exhibition taking shape online and in the  Rare Book Department 's William B. Dietrich Gallery… continue reading "Medieval Life" Comes to Parkway Central

By written by Janine P.    September 2, 2020   

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and… continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020    1

Our recommendations for this month include kids' end of summer and back to school books, plus fictional and true stories about the struggle to belong and simply survive.   Young Children… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    September 1, 2020   

¡hurra! 万岁 hoan hô! Ура! hourra! hooray! الصيحة! Let’s celebrate! The Free Library now offers access to ebooks and audiobooks in seven world languages: Spanish, Chinese,… continue reading Hurra! Hourra! Hoan Hô! | ebooks in 7 Languages

By written by Jamie B.    August 31, 2020   

If I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word, it would be... bogus . Or, maybe we're just stuck in one of the darkest timelines ? Either way, we could all use some pure escapism right now, and… continue reading Bill and Ted Face the Music \m/

By written by Peter SM    August 28, 2020   

September is Library Card Sign-up Month , and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and so worth it! Normally,… continue reading September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 28, 2020    37

Beginning readers are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are meant to… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Snail and Worm by Tina Kügler

By written by Monica C.    August 27, 2020   

You already know that the Free Library offers vital  early literacy  programs,  afterschool  programming, and world-class  civic and cultural  programming – but… continue reading Support the Free Library through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program!

By written by Rebecca G.    August 27, 2020   

Last week, we completed our first Virtual Edible Alphabet English 4-week course and it was a great success! Twenty participants from around the world (Burundi, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Persian Kotlet

By written by Lindsay S.    August 26, 2020   

Have you heard the news? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform . For Free Library users, this means that on September 8, 2020, RBdigital content will move to OverDrive. The RBdigital… continue reading Big Changes are Coming to RBdigital

By written by Jamie B.    August 26, 2020    12

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