September is Library Card Sign-Up Month —do you have your Free Library card ?! Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so… continue reading Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!
By written by Kate C. August 31, 2022 10
Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn… continue reading The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks
By written by Jeanette C. August 29, 2022
It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!
By written by Monica C. August 26, 2022
Last November, we announced that Kelly Richards would be joining the Free Library as our new President and Director , coming to Philadelphia after serving as the Director of the Muskegon Area… continue reading Celebrating Six Months with Kelly Richards!
By written by Kate C. August 24, 2022 1
We are so excited to introduce you to Claire Lutz, the BRIC's newest librarian! Claire started in July. Be sure to say hello when you see her in the Business Resource and Innovation Center… continue reading Introducing BRIC's New Business Librarian: Claire
By written by Gillian R. August 24, 2022 1
We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Summertime
By written by Monica C. August 22, 2022
We have loved spending our summer with you, and now we’re just as excited to get back to school! The start of a new school year can look different for everyone. Most students are returning… continue reading It's Back to School Time at the Free Library!
By written by Emily S. August 22, 2022
August is National Black Business Month ! Philadelphia is home to a wide array of Black-owned businesses, from art galleries to restaurants and so much more. Just how many Black-owned businesses… continue reading August is National Black Business Month
By written by Claire L. August 18, 2022
With fall approaching, what better time than now to join the Adult Literacy Book Club , presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ! Improve your reading skills while… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection
By written by Phil K. August 17, 2022
We're setting new Summer of Wonder records in 2022! Not only did we meet our Community Reading Minutes goal for the summer, we also blasted past all of our minutes-read milestones and… continue reading Celebrating Another Summer of Wonder
By written by Emily S. August 15, 2022
Did you know that water makes up 71 percent of our world and is a vital component of all forms of life on Earth? Look at a globe and you’ll see our continents surrounded by oceans. When seen… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Water
By written by Monica C. August 12, 2022
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 does reading out loud help young children learn to talk?
By written by Emily S. August 10, 2022
Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just… continue reading Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!
By written by Yona Y. August 5, 2022
Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. Masks are… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries on Monday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 9
By written by Jenn D. August 5, 2022
Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The… continue reading Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe
By written by Emily S. August 5, 2022
Juanita Vega DeJoseph is the Assistant Department Head in the Art & Literature Department and someone who enjoys cooking and creating. We are so grateful to Juanita for sharing her… continue reading Making Sofrito with Juanita and Family!
By written by Shayna M. August 1, 2022 3
Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August. Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) To Change a Planet by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!
By written by Rachel F. August 1, 2022
Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, then please consider this community-focused… continue reading We're Hiring Librarians!
By written by Jenn D. July 25, 2022 1
Chess is thriving! The New York Times recently reported that interest in chess is at a 50 year high, the highest level since the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer… continue reading International Chess Day is July 20th
By written by Sharyl O. July 20, 2022
Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month! There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Ice Cream Month
By written by Monica C. July 19, 2022