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March is Women’s History Month , and we're happy to be back, highlighting books about remarkable women from the past and present — trailblazers in their own… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women's History Month

By written by Monica C.    March 16, 2023   

Like comics? You're going to love this! Our newest electronic resources from ComicsPlus   bring thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of… continue reading ComicsPlus is Here!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 7, 2023   

A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the start of The Philadelphia Flower Show , a tradition that dates back to 1829. After a long winter, it's such a joy to see flowers… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Flower Power

By written by Monica C.    March 6, 2023   

What is Overdrive? Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of… continue reading The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

By written by Sharyl O.    March 1, 2023    11

Did you know? This year, February 27 is National Polar Bear Day. A day to celebrate and learn about polar bears is always a good day! A great place to start is right here at the library — we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Polar Bear Day

By written by Monica C.    February 27, 2023   

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2022 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 13, 2023   

Just announced this week from LibLearnX in New Orleans, we give you the Youth Media Awards !     This highly esteemed collection of outstanding books, audiobooks, and materials for… continue reading The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners Are Here!

By written by Emily S.    February 3, 2023   

When looking for funny books to read aloud, one can’t go wrong with books about underwear. It’s undeniable that kids love stories about underwear; there’s something… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Underwear!

By written by Monica C.    January 25, 2023   

It’s a brand-new year and a new celebration is getting near: Chinese New Year. It is also called Lunar New Year because the festivities fall from the first new moon to the next full… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy Lunar New Year!

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2023   

The days are shorter and the temperatures have dropped. It's offcial, winter is here. It's time to bundle up, time to go out for brisk walks and nice hot chocolate. It is also a great time… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Winter

By written by Monica C.    December 22, 2022   

Which were the best books you read this year? The children’s librarians at Parkway Central Children’s Department have all the extremely specific book awards you never knew you needed!… continue reading 2022 Book Awards by Central Children’s Department Librarians

By written by Naomi S.    December 19, 2022    1

Learning when and how to apologize is a critical skill. Apologizing is not an easy thing to do, but it is such an important and necessary behavior in any social situation: among friends, family,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Saying Sorry

By written by Monica C.    November 8, 2022   

Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | Write from the Start

By written by Alicia G.    November 2, 2022   

We all worry from time to time, and that can be a good thing, especially when it helps us plan and prepare. But sometimes, one can worry too much. For instance, worrying about things that… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Dealing with Worry

By written by Monica C.    October 31, 2022   

Fall has begun and that’s pumpkin time! As I walk around the neighborhood, I have started to see pumpkins outside supermarkets and door stoops. Trips to pumpkin patches are being… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Pumpkin time!

By written by Monica C.    October 24, 2022   

What Will Your Reading Promise Be? The Free Library and Read By 4th invite your family to join us for Reading Promise Week , October 10-16! This weeklong in-person event series serves as a… continue reading Join Us for Reading Promise Week | October 10-16

By written by Emily S.    October 6, 2022    2

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    September 14, 2022   

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

By written by Monica C.    September 9, 2022   

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 17 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Bedtime!

By written by Sarah J.    September 6, 2022   

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

By written by Monica C.    August 26, 2022   

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