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Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift . Increasingly, our focus is not only on extensive collections but on how we are engaging… continue reading Skills for Community Centered Libraries Curriculum Release

By written by Lynn W.    September 15, 2021    1

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   

In honor of  Book Lovers Day , our staff shared what a perfect day of reading looks like to them, and we're inspired! Here's to a marvelous day of celebrating our favorite… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Kate C.    August 9, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has for years offered the Homebound program as well as  email , chat , and text reference services for those who can't access their local library in… continue reading Spotlight On the Free Library Call Center

By written by Administrator    July 20, 2021    3

Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month ? If your job or class schedule has eased up for the summer and you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, check out these ways to beat… continue reading Beat Boredom with the Free Library in July

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2021   

Over the past year and a half, Free Library staff  worked hard every day to bring  virtual events right to your living room while our library buildings remained closed due to the… continue reading Enjoy Free Library Outdoor Events This Summer!

By written by Kate C.    July 6, 2021   

During Immigrant Heritage Month, we celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of those who have immigrated to the United States and their descendants. As Guerline Jozef explains , "I… continue reading Staff Spotlight on Jade Cintron Baez | Immigrant Heritage Month

By written by Emily S.    June 28, 2021   

Many of us queer people never stop coming out. When we list our emergency contact, when we rent a car, when we take our kids to the playground—we remain surrounded by hetero- and… continue reading Coming Out at Work

By written by Joel N.    June 8, 2021    4

Would you like to work for one of the largest urban library systems in America? The Free Library of Philadelphia circulates more than eight million items to almost 500,000 patrons, and conducts… continue reading We’re Hiring: Library Facility Guards!

By written by Jenn D.    June 4, 2021    1

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

When Frank Stephens, Jr., passed away in March at the age of 89, many mourned the loss of a friend and colleague. Others were hearing about Frank for the first time. And it was an opportunity for… continue reading Frank Stephens, Jr.: A Free Library Legacy

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2021    3

As part of our ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Mary Westbrook, a children's… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Mary Westbrook - Children's Librarian

By written by Kate C.    May 7, 2021   

Happy Children's Book Week ! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of children's books and reading, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative… continue reading Children's Book Week | Miss Mary Loves This Book! (And This One, and This One, and This One, and This One...!)

By written by Mary W.    May 3, 2021    1

Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

By written by Rebecca M.    April 14, 2021    2

Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating  National Library Workers Day  and the real… continue reading Thank You, Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 6, 2021   

In mid-December, the Free Library welcomed Dr. Guy Sims as the institution’s first full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer . Prior to this appointment, Guy was the Assistant to the… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Guy Sims, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Alix G.    February 12, 2021    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia has appointed Dr. Guy Sims as its full-time Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, effective December 14. Guy brings experience as Assistant to the President for… continue reading The Free Library Names Dr. Guy Sims Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By written by Administrator    December 7, 2020    21

As part of our  ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Sunita Balija, who is a… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Sunita Balija, Children's Librarian and South Indian Classical Vocalist

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2020   

In early September, the Board of Trustees appointed Leslie M. Walker as the Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Prior to this appointment, Leslie served as the Chief of Staff for… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Leslie M. Walker, Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Alix G.    November 30, 2020    2

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