Free Library Myth #7 One of the Free Library’s most unique and beloved programs is PAWS Read to a Dog , which takes place at several library locations and at which children are encouraged to… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 9, 2016   

The Field Family Teen Author Series and the Free Library of Philadelphia connects students, teachers, libraries, and authors through a successful series of author visits with teens throughout the… continue reading

By Ann P.   December 8, 2016   

We often assume that the novels we read contain some element of autobiographical information. Especially for those of us who aren’t blessed with creative writing talent, it can be hard to… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 7, 2016   

Free Library Myth #8 Some of our system’s most valuable resources are outside library walls, including the Techmobile , city Hot Spots , and the new pedal-powered Book Bike mobile library.… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 7, 2016   

New ways of learning are emerging every day to help children learn important development skills. ReadyRosie is one such tech resource made available free from Free Library of Philadelphia!… continue reading

By Darrian H.   December 6, 2016   

Free Library Myth #9 In addition to our children’s programming – which often steals the photo ops! – and events for adults and senior citizens , the Free Library has extensive… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 5, 2016   

One of the purposes of this blog and of our digital presence, in general, is to expose the public to aspects of the Free Library system they may not be familiar with. Back in October, we delved… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 5, 2016    2

Many of us have great, nostalgic memories of enjoying The Nutcracker as a child. Why not revisit the timeless classic this year? This holiday classic ballet based on   E.T.A.… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 2, 2016   

December is a time for family and feasts! It’s a great time to celebrate what makes a family and what we love to share with each other. And even though it hasn’t snowed quite yet, it… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 1, 2016   

Free Library Myth #10 Being a librarian is a hands-on job! Our librarians run Maker programs, lead yoga classes and meditation sessions, teacher computer classes, deliver lectures, care for… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 1, 2016   

The halfway mark of the school year has just passed and report cards have been issued to students throughout Philadelphia Public Schools. With a little more than six months left until summer… continue reading

By Darrian H.   November 30, 2016   

One of the joys of reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is experiencing the world through the eyes of Christopher Boone, whose powers of logic and perception work so… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 30, 2016   

So you just finished a book. It was great! Now you want to read the author’s other work. Add those to the list. Next, you listen to a podcast or read an interview with the author, and you… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 30, 2016   

I’ve been a vampire fiction enthusiast since the moment I picked up Bram Stoker’s Dracula when I was 12 years old. With diary entries, letters, and creepily intricate details of events… continue reading

By Becky F.   November 29, 2016   

Are you a fan of HBO’s television series Game of Thrones ? The sixth season  of the series based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire ended in June, and… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 29, 2016    2

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month ? No matter what picture book you open, you’ll find something to amuse, delight, and edify you, no matter how young or old you are.… continue reading

By Patti M.   November 28, 2016   

I have a soft spot in my heart for young adult fiction, particularly dystopian future stories. In my opinion, the longer a YA series, the better. Lately, I’ve been incredibly drawn to two… continue reading

By Rebecca A.   November 28, 2016   

"How to Triumph Like a Girl" , a poem by the dynamic Ada Limón , won’t get out of my head (and I don’t want it to). I read it the day after the election and it stuck… continue reading

By Autumn M.   November 28, 2016    1

Celebrate the holiday season with these 10 free family-friendly holiday programs at your local neighborhood library . Holiday Storytimes at Christmas Village beside City Hall | 1400 John F.… continue reading

By Chris K.   November 25, 2016   

Some of the Free Library's talented staff will be conducting storytimes at the Christmas Village at City Hall on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. starting on November 25 and going until December 23. These… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 25, 2016   

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