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Happy Children’s Book Week, Philadelphia! Founded in 1919 — thus marking its 105th anniversary this year — Children’s Book Week is the nation’s longest-running… continue reading No Rules, Just Read: Children's Book Week

By written by Jennifer E.    May 3, 2024   

The exhibition Into the Night features two paintings by N. C. Wyeth, The Admiral's Ghost and Snow-Drop . The first's title is somewhat explanatory ( It's a ghost! ), but the… continue reading Snow-Drop: A Märchen, a Mouse, and a Mystery

By written by Chris B.    April 2, 2024   

Lunar New Year is celebrated in some parts of Asia, and is important to many Asian immigrants and communities around the world. Lunar New Year is called Chūnjié (Spring Festival) in China… continue reading Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Free Library

By written by Megan J.    February 6, 2024   

Bright and early on January 22, while many of us were still sleeping, breakfasting, or commuting, librarians and other youth literature enthusiasts gathered excitedly in person at the… continue reading The 2024 Youth Media Award-Winners

By written by Jennifer E.    January 26, 2024   

The Parkway Central Children’s Department has a fun tradition of giving our favorite books very specific awards crafted just for them, and here they are! These are our best reads of 2023.… continue reading The Central Children's Department Best Books for 2023

By written by Administrator    December 27, 2023    1

Is your family excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Free Library? We are too! The mid-month heritage celebration is set from September 15–October 15  in order… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    September 15, 2023   

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. It's a big step for little ones and an important milestone for both kids and parents. Some kids are very excited to go, while others need… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Get Ready for Kindergarten!

By written by Monica C.    August 14, 2023   

July is Disability Pride Month, celebrating the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990. It was a landmark legislation that changed the way people with disabilities… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Disability Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    July 20, 2023   

It's July, it is hot outside, and what could be better than a trip to the beach? Imagine yourself spending a day in the sun, dipping into the ocean, playing in the sand, and having an… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | It's Beach Time!

By written by Monica C.    July 11, 2023   

One thing I’ve enjoyed lately in my reading is getting to savor the explosion of LGBTQ+ characters who get to be out and themselves on the published page. It gives me great joy to offer… continue reading Children's Books Featuring Trans and Non-Binary Characters

By written by Naomi S.    June 26, 2023    3

A perfect ten of terrific titles to accompany your celebrations during this Pride Month, this set of middle-grade tales tells us stories of discovery, decisions, determination, coping, and caring.… continue reading 10 Middle-Grade Titles for Pride Month

By written by Jeff B.    June 22, 2023   

Get ready to party! We are celebrating 50 years since hip hop entered the music scene and changed everything. Learn how it all began and see for yourself how the music, the beat and the… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

By written by Monica C.    June 20, 2023   

All holidays have a story, a history, and a message. Juneteenth is no different. The name comes from combining "June" and "nineteenth" and is celebrated on the… continue reading 9 Middle-Grade Titles for Juneteenth

By written by Jeff B.    June 14, 2023   

We have some new books about Juneteenth to recommend! Last year our similar  blog post suggested new titles that had been published and added to our collection. Here are some more to add… continue reading 6 New Children's Books Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 12, 2023   

In 1973, author Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man , a comical fantasy novel about a housecat who is magically transformed by his wizard-owner into a… continue reading The Human Who Was Amazed by "The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man"

By written by Chris B.    May 31, 2023   

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — a perfect time to highlight some recent books written and/or illustrated by Asian creators. We've done it in the past, and you… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    May 8, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has some wonderful resources for people researching the history of children's literature in America. With just a library card , several databases are… continue reading Profiles in Literature

By written by Chris B.    April 25, 2023   

Planet Earth is our only home, and it belongs to more than human beings; it is home to all animals and plants, all life forms above and below water. It is such a magic, glorious,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Earth Day

By written by Monica C.    April 20, 2023    1

Stories are powerful forces in the lives of young people; they help us connect, learn, heal, dream, and transform. Stories help us become who we most fully are when we see ourselves and… continue reading Autism Acceptance Month: Great Reads for Young People

By written by Erin H.    April 18, 2023   

April is National Poetry Month. It is fitting for it to be so, at the start of spring, at the start of renewal and new life. Everyone can be a poet and see poems in the world,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Poetry Month

By written by Monica C.    April 12, 2023   

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