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2019 has been a great year for children’s books so far. We are seeing so many own-voices books, although there is still a long way to go. Some of my favorites from the first half of the year… continue reading New LGBTQ+ Children's Books for 2019!

By written by Mary W.    June 18, 2019    2

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we know firsthand that access to books and other media can change lives. The Poetry to the People tour is dedicated to increasing such access—so… continue reading The Poetry to the People Tour Is Coming to Philadelphia!

By written by Clare F.    June 10, 2019   

The Barbie doll’s official beau has always been Ken, but to many toy collectors (and some cultural critics ) the real natural counterpart to Barbie has always been G.I. Joe . The two… continue reading Happy Birthday, Barbie and G.I. Joe!

By written by Violet L.    March 27, 2019    2

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional… continue reading Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2018   

The GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on April 12 in Los Angeles and were broadcast on the LOGOtv network last night. The awards, now in their 29th… continue reading This Year's GLAAD Media Award Winners Are...

By written by Peter SM    April 19, 2018   

On February 7, we opened a new exhibition celebrating the art and achievements of romantic couples, from the powerful royalty of the 16th century to cinema stars of Old Hollywood to local artists… continue reading Celebrating History's Unsung Creative Couples

By written by Sara D.    February 14, 2018   

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   

I don’t remember how I first heard about Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden , but what I do remember is that I immediately set out to get a copy by any means necessary. I was a 16-year-old… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Annie on My Mind

By written by Kris L.    August 10, 2017    1

It's pretty much summer time and I don't know about you, but in the summer, I get the urge to travel. However, being a grown up comes with the fact that you can't just up and take off… continue reading Great YA Road Trip Books for Pride Month!

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2017   

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with Free Library!

By written by Julie B.    May 30, 2017    1

Here at the Business Resource & Innovation Center , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who are dedicated to growing Philadelphia’s small business community. This month,… continue reading Partner Spotlight: Independence Business Alliance

By written by CaitlinT    April 21, 2017   

In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked… continue reading Curious about the Free Library of Pride?

By written by Mary Marques    April 20, 2017   

Excited for the new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast ? Me too... kind of? Maybe? I hope it will be amazing? Either way, good or bad, at least we'll always have all kinds of different… continue reading Beauty and the Beast Retellings

By written by Rachel F.    March 17, 2017   

Looking for something heartfelt and inspiring to read while supporting a worthy cause this Valentine's Day? Check out Love is Love , a 162-page graphic novel from IDW Publishing and DC Comics… continue reading Love is Love

By written by Peter SM    February 14, 2017   

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   

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading Graphic Novel Memoirs

By written by Rachel F.    August 24, 2016   

Donald Root: Beyond the Bookshelves at Free Library Epgn.com Donald Root, Chief of Central Public Services Division, talks about his life, appreciation for libraries, and all the great things… continue reading Free Library in the News: August 17-21, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    August 21, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

In celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, the Independence Library , 18 South 7th Street, will host a casual dessert and coffee social on Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our library is the home… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month and the Barbara Gittings GLBTQ Collection

By written by Independence Branch Library    June 12, 2013