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Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2017

By written by Dena    January 2, 2018   

So, the holidays are over and we got a bit more serious with the themes of our January recommended titles, picking from socially-conscious topics and current events. There’s a book for young… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Paul A.    January 2, 2018    2

As another year comes to a close, I'm looking back on one of my favorite hobbies: reading comic books! Whether they were new stand-alone stories, retro reissue collections, original… continue reading 17 Great Graphic Novels from 2017!

By written by Peter SM    December 28, 2017   

As I've written about on this blog in the past, I'm constantly on the lookout for rare gems, overlooked oeuvres, or just new-to-me films. Whether they are award-winners , cinema classics ,… continue reading 2017 Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    December 26, 2017    5

Looking for gift ideas for your favorite readers or for something to read yourself? Here’s a list from public libraries across the country of the 10 most popular books for adult readers in… continue reading Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? Check Out These 10 Popular Titles!

By written by Paul A.    December 19, 2017   

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 Celebrate Read A New Book Month with The Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    December 13, 2017   

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Keep your cool with some fun and escapist fiction titles for all ages, coming to neighborhood libraries in December. On the more serious side, may we… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

By written by Paul A.    November 30, 2017    1

The thing I like most about One Book, One Philadelphia is the chance to read outside of my experiences—to see the world through the eyes of someone living a very different lifestyle that I… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Diverse Coming of Age Stories

By written by Rachel F.    November 29, 2017   

Darkness comes earlier this month with the end of Daylight Saving Time, a good excuse to sit down with a good book or movie. For something different, try one of these new titles that will appear… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Paul A.    November 7, 2017   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog during this most haunted of holiday seasons, Halloween! Did you hear that unsettling sound?… continue reading Something's Skull-king Around the Free Library this Halloween...

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2017    1

And we're back, for a new Picture Book Hightlighs , a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a new picture book that has been ordered for all agencies. Years ago, we wrote a blog post… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Found Dogs

By written by Monica C.    October 26, 2017   

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

By written by Rachel F.    October 20, 2017   

Take a chance and expand your reading universe in October with some wonderful first-time authors. We’re recommending dazzling debut fiction for all ages. There’s also a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Paul A.    October 3, 2017   

Banned books—more like the best books , am I right? Some of the most frequently challenged books (at least according to the American Library Association’s list of  Frequently… continue reading Young Adult (Best!) Banned Books

By written by Rachel F.    September 26, 2017   

Can you believe it? Summer is almost over! For some people (I'll admit it, me!) it can be hard to say goodbye to summer. But there is something that makes it easier: all the fall colors. I… continue reading Full of Fall

By written by Monica C.    September 21, 2017   

Can you believe that we’re talking about September already? Finding a common theme in this month’s titles was elusive, so September’s main claim to fame is being used as the… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    August 31, 2017   

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day , a celebration of the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution—which as we all know gave women the right to vote.… continue reading Women’s Equality Day

By written by Rachel F.    August 22, 2017   

I first read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George in grade school (sometime in the '80s) and was immediately in love with the idea of running away to the woods to fend for myself.… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: In Which I Relive My Childhood by Thinking I Can Whittle

By written by Jen W.    August 17, 2017   

I have always been fascinated by wild animals. We are not alone in this world – we have always shared it with animals: big and small, domesticated and wild. We are surrounded by life… continue reading Going Wild for Wild Animals!

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2017   

The new selections coming in August to a Free Library location near you are (mostly) about battling foes—whether they be villains and enemies, a brother, or maybe dots. They make for good… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Paul A.    July 31, 2017    2

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