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Here are five ebook and audiobook titles about identity, acceptance, love, and loss to consider this month as we celebrate those journeys with our friends, families, and ourselves.   King and… continue reading LGBTQ+ Middle Grade and YA ebooks and Audiobooks

By written by Jeff B.    June 16, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Food!

By written by Sarah J.    June 15, 2021   

The comic strip  Heart of the City , set in Philadelphia, dates back to when everyone read the daily funnies on newsprint. A year ago, then 29-year-old Christina “Steenz”… continue reading Christina “Steenz” Stewart Draws the Heart of the City

By written by Bruce J.    June 11, 2021   

How does it feel to be an immigrant? Imagine yourself leaving your home, your family and your country to settle in a completely different one.  How would you feel? What would you miss? And… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Immigrant Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    June 10, 2021   

Looking for books to celebrate Pride month? Look no further than these titles bursting with love and pride! These picture books have it all, with families finding homes, love, and adventures along… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month!

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2021   

The Parkway Central Children’s Department is excited to announce a series of outdoor author visits for Summer of Wonder 2021! Please join us in kicking off this summer's festivities with… continue reading Readers and Dreamers: Kick Off Summer of Wonder with Local Author Stephany Coakley

By written by Becky S.    June 2, 2021    1

We're sharing with you another batch of #ownvoices titles by diverse authors writing from their own experience! Like our previous post , all of these titles can be found in multiple formats… continue reading Own More: 19 Voices and Five Books for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    May 24, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Water!

By written by Sarah J.    May 14, 2021   

As part of our ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Mary Westbrook, a children's… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Mary Westbrook - Children's Librarian

By written by Kate C.    May 7, 2021   

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate either in person or virtually, from near or far, than with a great picture book? Celebrate the ones you love with these… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother’s Day

By written by Monica C.    May 7, 2021   

Happy Children's Book Week ! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of children's books and reading, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative… continue reading Children's Book Week | Miss Mary Loves This Book! (And This One, and This One, and This One, and This One...!)

By written by Mary W.    May 3, 2021    1

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    April 30, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: My Body!

By written by Sarah J.    April 15, 2021   

What happens when you bring together five book-loving kids with the author of the book they just read? We found out on December 16, 2020, when five young readers met virtually with Philadelphia… continue reading Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine Kendall

By written by Jane E.    March 26, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at some books highlighting daring women who fought for their rights, who stood up for what is right, and who made a better world… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in Action

By written by Monica C.    March 25, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pizza

By written by Lindsay S.    March 24, 2021    1

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see… continue reading Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

By written by Emily S.    March 23, 2021   

Welcome back to our third and final blog post on how to use the Free Library’s website and catalog to find books for your family. In part one of this series, we learned how to search the… continue reading Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole Family!

By written by Rachel R.    March 23, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at picture books highlighting the creative and innovative work of women in the arts: painters, writers, architects, musicians, and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in the Arts

By written by Monica C.    March 18, 2021   

We all enjoy picking up a book and discovering one of the characters is like us; it's a thrill discovering, "Hey, that could be me!" In books for young readers, making that discovery… continue reading Own Up: Four Books, Four Voices, for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    March 17, 2021   

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