Posts in “21st-century-libraries” (28)

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The new South Philadelphia Library is almost ready to open its doors to the public! We were thrilled to join the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , the Philadelphia Department of Public… continue reading The Free Library Cuts the Ribbon on the New South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center

By written by Julie B.    May 9, 2016    1

Last Thursday, the new South Philadelphia Library took a big step toward its opening, as an exciting piece of the puzzle was completed with the installation of the Maurice Sendak Chertoff… continue reading Sendak Mural Installed as South Philadelphia Library Opening Nears

By written by Kate C.    April 27, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries… continue reading Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    April 6, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is BUILDING INSPIRATION at four neighborhood libraries: Lillian Marrero Library (601 W. Lehigh Avenue) Logan Library (1333 Wagner Avenue) Lovett Memorial Library… continue reading BUILDING INSPIRATION: 21st Century Libraries Initiative

By written by Jenn D.    April 1, 2016    2

Today’s episode of The Pulse on WHYY  takes a look at the future of libraries—and features not only an interview with our president and director Siobhan Reardon  but the… continue reading Taking The Pulse of Libraries, on Location at Parkway Central

By written by Peter R.    January 15, 2016   

The role of the library in the 21 st century is a question we think about a lot—and we aren't the only ones asking. The Knight Foundation is continuing the success of the… continue reading Knight News Challenge Opens in Late February

By written by Peter R.    January 13, 2016   

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 and grew up poor in Scotland. When he was 12 years old his father moved the family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where young Andy got a… continue reading The Carnegie Libraries of the Free Library: Past, Present and Future

By written by Kim B.    June 11, 2015    3

Transforming neighborhood libraries like Lovett Memorial is the essence of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative. The 21st Century Libraries Initiative will… continue reading Building Inspiration: Lovett Memorial Library

By written by Jenn D.    July 9, 2014    4