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The Free Library of Philadelphia is actively restoring six-day service to more of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves; more… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at More Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    February 15, 2024    9

To commemorate Black History Month , Visit Philadelphia  in partnership with national nonprofit Little Free Library and the Free Library of Philadelphia launched Little Free(dom) Library , an… continue reading Little Free(dom) Library: Elevating the Voices of Black Authors

By written by Administrator    January 31, 2024    2

By Tuesday C., Kate G., and Sara P. Hola, bonjour, dzien dobry, ni hao! Welcome to the Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Community Cookbook : a treasure showcasing the cultural… continue reading The Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Cookbook: A North Philly Community's Labor of Love

By written by Administrator    January 24, 2024    5

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office… continue reading Social Services Offered by the Free Library

By written by Administrator    January 8, 2024   

The holidays are a great time to support local businesses! No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, Philly's commercial corridors are the perfect place to check off your… continue reading Shop Small in Philly for the Holidays

By written by Birch M.    December 12, 2023   

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals… continue reading Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

By written by Bridget G.    November 16, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the return of six-day service at 10 of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves,… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    November 15, 2023    9

October is National Women’s Small Business Month! Women business owners and entrepreneurs are invaluable to our economy and necessary for it to flourish and thrive. This month, and all… continue reading Women-Authored Books on Business and Entrepreneurship

By written by Birch M.    October 16, 2023   

Did you know that Pennsylvania makes it easy for you to register to vote? You can find voter registration forms at public libraries, state park offices, state-run Veterans Homes, and many other… continue reading Don't Forget to Register to Vote by Monday, October 23

By written by Bridget G.    October 12, 2023   

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. This month we’re highlighting 15 women-owned small businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. From board games, to books,… continue reading 15 Philly Small Businesses To Support For National Women-Owned Small Business Month

By written by Birch M.    October 10, 2023    1

Reading and discussing books is powerful! The connections we make with stories, with ourselves, and with others can bring us closer together and help us understand more about those who… continue reading Join Something New: The Intergenerational Teen Book Club at PCI Library

By written by Erin H.    September 19, 2023    1

If you receive a random phone call from an individual who says they are with the library and that you owe money: this is a scam . Hang up the call immediately and block the number if… continue reading Warning: Library Scam Phone Call

By written by Administrator    August 23, 2023   

August is National Black Business Month! This August, we are highlighting a handful of Philly-based, Black-owned small businesses that are definitely worth checking out. From books, to coffee, to… continue reading Celebrating National Black Business Month: 20 Black-Owned Philly Gems

By written by Birch M.    August 2, 2023    2

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. The… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from July 27–29, 2023

By written by Bridget G.    July 26, 2023    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches for the summer. Beginning Saturday, July 8 to August 26, 2023 , the following… continue reading 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays

By written by Administrator    June 29, 2023    37

Due to unsafe air quality levels we have canceled tonight's event. Following the recommendation of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to limit outdoor activities, we have made the… continue reading The Community Impact Awards Are Canceled Due to Unsafe Air Quality Levels

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2023   

Early in our Interior Chinatown unit, my co-teacher and I talked to our students about the idea of interior and exterior — an important contrast that structures Charles Yu ’s novel.… continue reading Teaching Interior Chinatown — With Appropriate Supports

By written by Administrator    April 10, 2023    2

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    1

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