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Did you know that November is Picture Book Month ? No matter what picture book you open, you’ll find something to amuse, delight, and edify you, no matter how young or old you are.… continue reading November is Picture Book Month

By written by Patti M.    November 28, 2016   

Movie goers will be whisked back into the wizarding world of the Harry Potter -verse this weekend when J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them magically appears across theater… continue reading Fantastic Fantasy and Where to Find It

By written by Peter SM    November 18, 2016   

We are back with a new Picture Book Highlights , the series where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all of our libraries . This time it’s Owl Sees Owl ,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Owl Sees Owl

By written by Monica C.    November 15, 2016   

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and is always a good time to remind ourselves to be grateful. Expressing appreciation for what we have, noticing the small and big things in our lives that are… continue reading Giving Thanks!

By written by Monica C.    November 10, 2016   

It’s National Native American Heritage Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating by reading books by authors who write about their Native heritage. We’re especially… continue reading How Well Do You Know Native American Authors Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich?

By written by Becky F.    November 8, 2016    1

November is Native American Heritage Month , a great time to read books by and about Native Americans! This month’s book recommendations are by Native authors like Sherman Alexie , Cynthia… continue reading November 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    November 3, 2016   

Years ago, a program called Poetry in Motion  placed poetry posters in transit systems of various cities all over the United States, including Philadelphia . You may have seen one of the… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Daniel Finds a Poem

By written by Monica C.    October 18, 2016    2

It’s time to think of costumes and go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood! How about getting ready for Halloween with some old friends? Join Llama Llama , Farmer Brown and the Barnyard… continue reading Enjoy the Treat of Some Great Halloween Children's Books!

By written by Monica C.    October 12, 2016    1

Louise Fitzhugh is perhaps best known for her novel Harriet the Spy , published in 1964 and lauded today as a classic children’s fiction work. Both written and illustrated by Fitzhugh,… continue reading Happy Birthday, Louise Fitzhugh!

By written by Becky F.    October 5, 2016   

At the beginning of every month, a new Early Literacy calendar —compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia’s children’s librarians—can be found on our blog. It is filled… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Sing with Me!

By written by Monica C.    October 4, 2016   

Ahhh… Fall is finally in the air! Time to get out your jackets, scarves, and galoshes! This month's Early Literacy calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading October 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 3, 2016   

When the days start getting shorter and cooler, it means fall is in the air. Leaves begin to turn shades of yellow, orange, and red, carpeting the ground and changing the… continue reading Falling in Love with Fall

By written by Monica C.    September 22, 2016   

Children love to play with blocks—they begin by stacking and balancing, then they move on to building and engaging in pretend play. As an early literary  skill, play is an… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Blocks

By written by Monica C.    September 13, 2016   

It’s school time again! For some, this will be their very first first day going to school. The first day of school is a day of many feelings: excitement, curiosity… and a little… continue reading First Day of School

By written by Monica C.    September 7, 2016   

While older children are getting ready to go back to school next week here in Philadelphia, we haven't forgotten about our pre-k set! This month's Early Literacy calendar and links,… continue reading September 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    September 1, 2016   

The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

By written by Sarah S.    August 30, 2016    1

We are back for another Picture Book Highlight , where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our libraries. Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is also known… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Maybe Something Beautiful

By written by Monica C.    August 25, 2016   

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading Children's Books for Your Next Roadtrip!

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2016   

We are starting a new series of posts: Picture Book Highlights will put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our agencies. Philadelphia is a large metropolitan city, so… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | City Shapes

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2016   

We may be in the dog days of summer here in Philadelphia, but did you know that you can actually read to a dog—at the library ?! Check out our PAWS Read to a Dog program at various Free… continue reading August 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    August 1, 2016   

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