Posts in “neighborhood-libraries” (111)

We are deeply grateful to Mayor Kenney for increasing the Free Library’s budget this fiscal year. The increase allowed the Free Library to hire additional staff and will ensure that all… continue reading

By Jenn D.   September 17, 2019    3

Everyone has gifts, everyone has something to contribute, and everyone cares about something that motivates them to act. These are the foundational principles underlying asset-based community… continue reading

By Annette M.   September 11, 2019    1

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online or… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 3, 2019   

Naquawna Letman is a Library Assistant at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Exploring Music and Food through the… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   August 26, 2019   

by Marcela F. and Hua C. The meeting room at the Lawncrest Library was a hub of STEM activities in July and early August. Hua, our Summer Learning Program Specialist, along with Teen Literacy… continue reading

By Administrator   August 22, 2019   

by Suzanna U. and Amy T. The third Saturday in August marks National Honey Bee Day , and the Free Library knows a thing or two about honey bees! Did you know we have quite a few of our own bees… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   August 16, 2019   

Meredith McGovern is a Librarian at Falls of Schuylkill Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. As a children’s librarian, I work with… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   August 12, 2019   

Summer at Widener Library has included a whirlwind of educational and entertaining programs, ranging from subjects like science to art and nearly everything in between! Thanks to our friend Miss… continue reading

By Sunita B.   August 8, 2019   

August is here and Philadelphia City Institute Library will be featuring free summer jazz concerts ! We are pleased to continue this tradition for the fifth year in a row with performances by… continue reading

By Margaret T.   August 5, 2019   

Ever wanted to enjoy the streets of Philadelphia without the hustle and bustle of traffic? This Saturday, August 3, you’ve got that chance as Philly Free Streets returns to North Broad… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 1, 2019   

Did you know that August is Family Fun Month ? It’s true! And the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Our events calendar is jam-packed with ideas for spending a fun day with… continue reading

By Kate C.   July 30, 2019   

In the midst of a heat wave, Science in the Summer continues to spark young minds! For over thirty years, the program has demystified the sciences with free, hands-on learning for students… continue reading

By Emily S.   July 24, 2019    1

Claire L. Hand is an Adult/Teen Librarian at Wynnefield Library and a participant in Cohort 2 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. During library staff’s initial… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   July 22, 2019    2

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency through Monday evening, July 22 . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat… continue reading

By Administrator   July 19, 2019    5

Updated July, 18, 2019 1:14 PM The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency through Sunday evening, July 21 . Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents… continue reading

By Administrator   July 17, 2019    7

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency for Wednesday, July 17 . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat and into… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 16, 2019    3

The summer is heating up, and as we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures, don't forget that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to cool off! From books and… continue reading

By Kate C.   June 27, 2019   

The Oak Lane area of North West Philadelphia has an rich history of unique architecture and noteworthy residents. East Oak Lane spans from Cheltenhan Avenue to Godfrey Avenue and from Broad Street… continue reading

By Sally F.   June 26, 2019    3

You heard right! Today is National Selfie Day, an excuse to snap a photo of yourself in the name of this glorious (fake) holiday! Looking for the perfect place to take it? How about heading to… continue reading

By Kate C.   June 21, 2019   

On Saturday, June 29, join us in Germantown's Vernon Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the inaugural Unity Day ! On Unity Day, the North Central Philadelphia community will to come… continue reading

By Andrea S.   June 20, 2019    2

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