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The Free Library of Philadelphia has some wonderful resources for people researching the history of children's literature in America. With just a library card , several databases are… continue reading Profiles in Literature

By written by Chris B.    April 25, 2023   

We’re celebrating National Library Week with kids and families! The annual event instituted by the American Library Association encourages library lovers of all stripes to celebrate these… continue reading Celebrate National Library Week With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    April 24, 2023   

It's one of our favorite weeks of the year —  National Library Week ! This year's theme is " There's More to the Story ," celebrating the… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 24, 2023   

Planet Earth is our only home, and it belongs to more than human beings; it is home to all animals and plants, all life forms above and below water. It is such a magic, glorious,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Earth Day

By written by Monica C.    April 20, 2023    1

Stories are powerful forces in the lives of young people; they help us connect, learn, heal, dream, and transform. Stories help us become who we most fully are when we see ourselves and… continue reading Autism Acceptance Month: Great Reads for Young People

By written by Erin H.    April 18, 2023   

A scrapbook from 1947 documents the Better Philadelphia Exhibition, a showcase of urban renewal projects planned for Center City. How do you represent a city? How do you take a superstructure of… continue reading The Better Philadelphia Exhibit: A Vision of the Future From 70 Years Ago

By written by Francis B.    April 17, 2023   

Visit one of our libraries to explore our newest database,  Ancestry Library Edition , which provides the most extensive collection of genealogical information currently available… continue reading Ancestry Library Edition

By written by Sharyl O.    April 17, 2023    2

April is National Poetry Month. It is fitting for it to be so, at the start of spring, at the start of renewal and new life. Everyone can be a poet and see poems in the world,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Poetry Month

By written by Monica C.    April 12, 2023   

Some of the most popular titles at the Field Teen Center are manga, or Japanese graphic novels. Manga includes a wide range of genres and art styles with more than 100 titles in our collections.… continue reading Manga 101: Answering Common Questions

By written by Yona Y.    April 11, 2023   

Early in our Interior Chinatown unit, my co-teacher and I talked to our students about the idea of interior and exterior — an important contrast that structures Charles Yu ’s novel.… continue reading Teaching Interior Chinatown — With Appropriate Supports

By written by Administrator    April 10, 2023    2

Happy Library Giving Day! Today is a day to recognize the incredible work done in library systems throughout North America. Here in Philadelphia, the Free Library serves as a center… continue reading Support the Free Library on Library Giving Day!

By written by Kate C.    April 4, 2023   

On April 22, 1970, on the heels of a massive oil spill in California, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans to stand up for the protection of a planet polluted and imperiled by… continue reading Celebrate the Earth This April With Kids

By written by Emily S.    April 3, 2023   

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Note: This blog post uses identity-first language which is preferred by the autistic self-advocacy movement. "Autistic" is capitalized to represent the… continue reading April is Autism Acceptance Month

By written by Shelley R.    April 3, 2023    1

Did you know? April 2 is International Children's Book Day . I know I'm biased, but I LOVE children's books, especially picture books. Here in the United States hundreds of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | International Children's Book Day

By written by Monica C.    April 3, 2023   

Happy April! As spring is upon us, we're looking ahead to next week's event schedule for fun, no-cost, and informative events at your local Free Library branch. Enjoy a free Ben &… continue reading Free Library Event Highlights: Week of April 3, 2023

By written by Bridget G.    March 31, 2023   

There are lots of new titles for all ages to explore this spring at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) How To Write A Poem by Alexander Kwame and Deanna Nikaido In… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Rachel F.    March 30, 2023   

We are pleased to announce the launch of World Book Online , the online version of World Book Encyclopedia . It’s a great resource for children and teens and makes learning fun! World… continue reading Enjoy a Trustworthy Digital Encyclopedia With World Book Online

By written by Sharyl O.    March 28, 2023   

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or wanting a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of… continue reading Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

By written by Annette M.    March 27, 2023    4

The Office of Immigrant Affairs ’ Language Access Program team and the Free Library of Philadelphia collaborated on the creation of the Language Help Here! Campaign . The campaign’s… continue reading Get To Know Our Language Help Here! Campaign

By written by Administrator    March 23, 2023   

Over the years, the Philadelphia Commission for Women has partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women on vital programs to… continue reading Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party

By written by Suzanna U.    March 22, 2023    1

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