Some Free Library locations are offering limited services, and many programs continue to proceed virtually. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, all locations will remain closed to the public until safety concerns have subsided. Learn more.
Due to inclement weather, library materials pickup and book drop returns are suspended on Tuesday, August 4.
Happy New Year! Let’s start this new year right, by singing, talking, playing, writing—and of course reading—with our little ones!
Not only did we celebrate New Year’s Day (on the first, of course), but we also commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15. Check out the MLK Day of Service website to find a child-friendly volunteer opportunity in Philadelphia.
Grab some earplugs and make a Bubble Wrap Rug for the kids!
This month's Early Literacy calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians, is full of great suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their children to help nurture and develop necessary Early Literacy skills!
Our Early Literacy calendars and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians, are full of great suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their children to help nurture and develop necessary Early Literacy skills!
Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, and Children: sign up for our online Winter Reading Challenge and earn points, badges, and prizes for reading and doing activities this winter!
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by James Ransome