Posts in “read-by-4th” (12)

Read by 4th is proud to announce we have been selected as a recipient of a 2018–2019 Barra Award ! Our campaign joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia… continue reading

By Terah S.   December 5, 2017    1

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading

By Kate C.   November 14, 2017   

Read by 4th is Philadelphia's Grade-Level Reading campaign, aiming to get all kids reading on grade-level by the time they reach 4th grade. Reading happens everywhere—in our schools,… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 12, 2017   

Eastwick Library is excited to announce our new Family Fun Literacy Backpacks. Our backpacks are a pilot program selected by the Library’s Strategic Initiatives Office to support the City of… continue reading

By Amy H.   July 21, 2017    4

From day one of their lives, children are exposed to words. Even before birth, babies hear what words sound like and once born, they can visually see printed letters in text. According to Make Way… continue reading

By Darrian H.   December 29, 2016   

The City of Philadelphia has announced that it is expanding free, quality pre-K for 6,500 three- and four-year-olds over the next five years, with the first 2,000 seats available now! Families… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 9, 2016    2

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   

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   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a wonderful resource for literacy and knowledge. But did you know Philadelphia has multiple organizations dedicated to supporting children’s literacy?… continue reading

By Darrian H.   November 9, 2016    1

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

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading

By Julie B.   August 31, 2015   

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 25, 2015    1