Posts in “community” (105)
The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches. Beginning Saturday, February 25, 2023 , the following branches will be open from… continue reading 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays
By written by Administrator February 23, 2023 18
It’s National First Responders Day! Every day is a great opportunity to honor the people in our community who have dedicated their lives to helping others in times of distress. These people… continue reading National First Responders Day
By written by Kamilah C. October 28, 2022
A few years ago, I had a bit of a crazy thought. In 2020, I considered running for office in my town. I didn’t know how far I should aim. Mayor? Councilwoman? I felt I needed to get… continue reading National Civics Day
By written by Kamilah C. October 27, 2022
Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn… continue reading The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks
By written by Jeanette C. August 29, 2022
Philadelphians, we need to talk! Join your neighbors at eight Free Library of Philadelphia libraries between May 23 and June 30th, to watch and discuss individual episodes of the award winning PBS… continue reading Let's Talk: Philly D.A.
By written by Adam F. May 12, 2022 1
In 2026, the country will commemorate the 250th anniversary of American independence. All eyes will be on Philadelphia as we recognize the historic events that occurred here in 1776. The Free… continue reading Get Ready: 2026 Starts Now!
By written by Janine P. April 8, 2022
On January 17, our nation commemorates the 27th Annual National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work and legacy. Dr. King’s part in the Civil Rights Movement… continue reading In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By written by Emily S. January 13, 2022
Nourish your literacy by creating stories from scratch—with a seed starter! Chrissy loves to read, write, and tell stories. Her suggested steps for creating folklore were offered back when… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Planting Story Seeds with Madame Marie and Her Magic Garden
By written by Shayna M. January 11, 2022
It can be difficult to get into the holiday spirit in the midst of so much confusion, fear, and grief. Children and adults alike may find ourselves feeling sad at the loss of a loved one, of… continue reading Giving Back for the Holidays
By written by Emily S. December 23, 2021
Free Library and Rebuild: Building Stronger Communities One Park, Recreation Center, and Library at a Time
Free Library staff recently took the time to chat and answer some of our Library-specific Rebuild questions. Read their insights and enthusiasm about what Rebuild (Rebuilding Community… continue reading Free Library and Rebuild: Building Stronger Communities One Park, Recreation Center, and Library at a Time
By written by Jenn D. December 17, 2021
The FDA has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11—just in time for the holidays! The holiday season is usually a time for family and friends to gather and share food and fun.… continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children and Available in Philadelphia
By written by Emily S. December 8, 2021
WHYY and the Free Library of Philadelphia are working together to make it a little easier to have difficult conversations. Bridging Blocks: Uniting Neighborhoods Through Conversation is a… continue reading Free Library Partners with WHYY to Bring Communities Together
By written by Kate C. November 30, 2021
Marian Sosa spent the summer volunteering for the Free Library, with Youth Services , the Summer of Wonder , and on Philadelphia's Play Streets . Here is what she had to say about her… continue reading A Summer of Service: What I Learned on Philly's Play Streets
By written by Administrator November 17, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture through festivals, cuisine, cultural events, and art, encompassing people of various races, ethnicities, nationalities,… continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!
By written by Inaara S. September 16, 2021
In order to boldly move forward our mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity the Free Library must hold with great fidelity a space for dialogue, a space for nuance, and… continue reading A Space for Civic Dialogue
By written by Administrator September 3, 2021 45
As Philadelphia students gear up to return to school at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library on Friday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00… continue reading Join the Cobbs Creek Library for a Community Fair!
By written by Kate C. August 25, 2021
Want to help the City of Philadelphia close the digital divide and assist residents with affordable internet access? All you have to do is pick up your phone! The Philadelphia Household… continue reading Support Digital Equity by Taking the Philadelphia Household Internet Assessment Survey
By written by Administrator June 22, 2021 1
This blog post was written by Jeanette Coppinger, Digital Resource Specialist for Lovett Memorial Library. Jeanette was a member of Cohort 10 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Exploring the Neighborhood: Virtual Adventures in Community Asset Mapping
By written by Community-Centered Libraries June 17, 2021
This June we are commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate the incredible diversity, beauty, and strength of immigrant communities in Philadelphia! Throughout the month, the City of… continue reading Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month this June!
By written by Inaara S. June 3, 2021
Becca at Whitman Library This week we are making Cinnamon Apple Cake ! I was inspired by our first recipe and blog post for Apple Yogurt Cake , but I was not content. I wanted it moister and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Cinnamon Apple Cake
By written by Rebecca M. May 26, 2021 1