It’s National Native American Heritage Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating by reading books by authors who write about their Native heritage. We’re especially… continue reading

By Becky F.   November 8, 2016    1

by Ned Scharff As the United States begins restoring its historic ties to Cuba, the Free Library of Philadelphia is reaching out as well—by sharing its unique collection of some of the… continue reading

By Administrator   November 7, 2016    1

I play video games. I’m not talking about casual games you download on your phone—not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, the increasing visibility of casual gaming is… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 7, 2016   

It started, as most things do, with a baby. My daughter was born in March 2013 and much of my time was spent keeping my new charge alive and channel surfing, often simultaneously. But there are… continue reading

By Liz A.   November 4, 2016   

November is Native American Heritage Month , a great time to read books by and about Native Americans! This month’s book recommendations are by Native authors like Sherman Alexie , Cynthia… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 3, 2016   

Now that our second year of #FLPNoShameNovember has begun, I racked my brain to decide what to write about. Last year, I confessed my love of tabloid magazines , specifically People . This year, I… continue reading

By Kate C.   November 3, 2016   

In choosing Mark Haddon 's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as this year's One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, the One Book Selection Committee clearly signaled… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 2, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to pilot a new Sunday Literacy program at five of our neighborhood libraries. This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to read in… continue reading

By Jenn D.   November 2, 2016    3

I’m the children’s librarian who hosts weekly Storytime for babies. The librarian who voraciously reads early chapter books about aliens and graphic novels about unicorns and their… continue reading

By Mary W.   November 1, 2016    1

We here at the Free Library, along with Drexel University, love to celebrate and honor our local partners who are dedicated to promoting high-quality children’s literature and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 1, 2016    4

Last year, the Free Library introduced an interactive social media and digital campaign during the month of November in which we encouraged one another to stop hiding the covers of our books and… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 31, 2016    1

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 28, 2016   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 15th anniversary season, One Book will dive into Mark Haddon’s The Curious… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 27, 2016    4

Each month the Regional Foundation Center’s Inforum newsletter features a local funder, nonprofit, or service provider who discusses their organization's services and how they support… continue reading

By Jennifer B.   October 26, 2016    1

We're a week away from the scariest, spookiest, most superstitious night of the year— Halloween ! If you are looking for something to watch to get you in the holiday spirit, look no… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 25, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s IT department has just completed a wireless upgrade throughout all our 53 neighborhood libraries! To paraphrase an old sci-fi show , "We have the… continue reading

By Administrator   October 24, 2016    8

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 19, 2016   

Years ago, a program called Poetry in Motion  placed poetry posters in transit systems of various cities all over the United States, including Philadelphia . You may have seen one of the… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 18, 2016    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia IT Digital Development team has updated the “Find a Location” section of our website today with a new responsive design layout and many new features.… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 17, 2016   

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator… continue reading

By Khyra L.   October 13, 2016    17

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