Posts in “free-library-staff” (37)

The Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative – a series of trainings meant to build community engagement capacities among staff – launched on October 2, so it’s a good… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   October 11, 2018   

We’ll soon be bidding farewell to Library Card Sign-Up Month (although, let’s be honest, EVERY month is a good month to get your library card !), but before we do, we wanted to check… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 24, 2018    2

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Marvin DeBose - Haverford Library Branch… continue reading

By Administrator   September 18, 2018    2

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   September 7, 2018   

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Christina Holmes - Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs… continue reading

By Administrator   August 15, 2018    5

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Cluster Leaders – staff who supervise 5 to 8 neighborhood libraries grouped together geographically – recently discussed what the American… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   August 7, 2018    1

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Omelio Alexander - Digital Resource… continue reading

By Administrator   July 23, 2018   

“We are the leaders we have been waiting for.” Grace Lee Boggs, Philosopher and Activist   The Free Library of Philadelphia is full of leaders, and so are the neighborhoods in… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   July 6, 2018   

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Link Ross - Children's Librarian at South… continue reading

By Administrator   June 13, 2018    2

As communities’ needs and desires change, libraries and staff are adapting and evolving with them. Long gone are the days when librarians mostly sat behind desks fielding reference… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   June 7, 2018    2

In what we hope will be an ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Abbe Klebanoff, Branch… continue reading

By Administrator   May 11, 2018   

The Aspen Institute’s influential report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries , predicts that in the coming years, the most successful public libraries will be the ones… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   May 2, 2018    2

Happy National Bookmobile Day ! Today we celebrate bookmobiles and those who ride/drive them and provide mobile library services to their communities. The Free Library has two different mobile… continue reading

By Link R.   April 11, 2018   

National Library Week , held annually during the 2nd week of April, recognizes the values of libraries in our communities. This national observance, which is sponsored by the American Library… continue reading

By Christina P.   April 10, 2018    2

Did you know that December is Read A New Book Month ? It’s perfect timing, really, as the temperature drops and we reaaaaaaaaally don’t want to think about leaving the couch if we… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 13, 2017   

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading

By Khyra L.   November 21, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading

By Abbe K.   October 13, 2017    2

Earlier this week, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden made a whirlwind visit to the Rosenbach and the Parkway Central Library , and we couldn't have been more thrilled to have her! On her… continue reading

By Sandy H.   September 22, 2017    1

When I came aboard at the Free Library of Philadelphia in March of this year as Chief of Staff, I set a goal to make it to all 54 neighborhood library locations . It was important to me to do so… continue reading

By Leslie W.   September 15, 2017   

by Emma Seeley The Free Library of Philadelphia recently opened a new office, the Center for Public Life (CPL), to coordinate cultural and civic programs for adults across the library system. At… continue reading

By Administrator   August 24, 2017    3