Posts in “free-library-staff” (14)

Did you know that December is Read A New Book Month ? That’s right, the perfect excuse to dig into something you haven’t read before, especially as the temperatures continue to drop… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 12, 2016   

We here at the Free Library, along with Drexel University, love to celebrate and honor our local partners who are dedicated to promoting high-quality children’s literature and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 1, 2016    4

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 7, 2016   

The team at The Free Library of Philadelphia was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today of our former president and director Elliot L. Shelkrot. Elliot was a wonderful and dynamic… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 21, 2016    6

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading

By Kim B.   March 11, 2016   

Now that the gifts have been opened, (most of) the egg nog has been drank, and we've traveled back home from visits with friends and family, it's time to ring in 2016! We are pretty… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 30, 2015    1

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 28, 2014   

There's a new face in Philbrick Hall at Central this week - Michael R. has joined the team to be the After School Leader in the Teen Center.  Michael graduated from Vassar College in… continue reading

By Dena   November 20, 2012   

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 5, 2012    3

Do you have a preschooler and live in the Northeast?  Think about stopping by the Lawncrest Library on Rising Sun Avenue.  Besides offering a wide variety of children’s books and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 5, 2011    1

Here at the Free Library we’ve had a wonderful few days celebrating how incredibly dedicated (and awesome!) our children’s librarians are. We got so much wonderful feedback from this… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 31, 2011   

Looking for quirky, fun ideas for storytime?  Just ask Northeast Regional’s Christine Cornwall, and you’ll be amazed at what she comes up with!  Christine has worked in the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 24, 2011    2

Pajama Story Time? Bilingual Story Time? No problem for Elizabeth Corbett, Children’s Librarian at the Charles Santore branch of the Free Library in South Philadelphia. Elizabeth, who… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 15, 2010    2

So many of us have been distressed by the recent suicides of teens bullied for being or seeming gay.  Here’s what the Free Library staff have done to help show that things can change.… continue reading

By Elizabeth H.   November 5, 2010