Posts in “summer-reading” (77)

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Ah, summer... The sun is out, the fountains are on, school is out, energy is high, and let's face it—for parents, this can be a challenging time. Here’s a list of things that are… continue reading Five Things To Do With Your Little Kids This Summer in Philadelphia

By written by Sarah S.    June 21, 2018    1

For the second year in a row, Summer of Wonder is teaming up with the Rosenbach to offer free admission for families to the museum! Once you step through the museum’s stately front doors,… continue reading Journey Around the World at the Rosenbach This Summer!

By written by Ann P.    June 15, 2018   

Maybe you've seen the posters around your local library or neighborhood and thought, "Who created that artwork?" The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled that award-winning… continue reading Meet This Year's Summer of Wonder Artist... Ekua Holmes!

By written by Valerie S.    June 8, 2018   

The weather is getting warmer, school is coming to a close soon, and the Summer of Wonder at the Free Library is almost here! Enjoy free activities and programming all summer long that support… continue reading Summer of Wonder: Explore! Discover! Read!

By written by Ann P.    May 29, 2018    1

Read and Rise provides books and curriculum to integrate literacy-rich activities into summer camp programs. Read and Rise is sponsored by Read by 4th and managed by the Free Library of… continue reading Read and Rise: Literacy-rich Activities for Summer Camp Providers, Educators, and Parents!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 11, 2018    2

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017   

With the end of August comes the end of this year’s Summer of Wonder . But what a summer it’s been! We’ve sleuthed with the best at the The Rosenbach , written our own stories at… continue reading Our Summer of Wonder is Almost at an End : (

By written by Becky F.    August 25, 2017   

Did you know that the Phillie Phanatic loves to read? He does! He even enjoys hanging out with other book lovers. That’s why he and the Phillies teamed up with the Free Library of… continue reading Be a Phanatic about Reading!

By written by Becky F.    August 18, 2017   

The Summer of Wonder is happening across the city at every Free Library of Philadelphia location . It’s also happening online through the end of August. But did you know that the Summer of… continue reading Meet Our Summer of Wonder Outreach Team!

By written by Becky F.    August 4, 2017    1

It’s August and the first day of school is approaching fast. You’ve finally unearthed your Summer Reading lists , determined to read the book(s) and complete the assignments. There are… continue reading So You Didn't Start Your Summer Reading Assignment Yet...

By written by Christina P.    August 2, 2017   

August is Family Fun Month , and the Free Library has some ideas for you and your family to celebrate together, library-style! Check it out: Enjoy Oval+ programs in the newly-reopened Right… continue reading Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2017    2

It’s getting hot out there, huh? As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures, don’t forget that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to cool off during… continue reading Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 1, 2017   

This year, the Summer of Wonder program has teamed up with the Rosenbach Museum to offer family-friendly fun for the whole season! The Rosenbach is a quirky little place located near Rittenhouse… continue reading Free Rosenbach Museum Admission for Summer of Wonder Participants!

By written by Emilie P.    July 28, 2017   

Can you believe the Summer of Wonder is already halfway over? We can’t either. So far, we’ve danced with the Phillie Phanatic, built space ships, and learned how to knit. We’ve… continue reading Halfway through the Summer? Already?!

By written by Becky F.    July 21, 2017   

Even though school is out, we at the Free Library are committed to keeping children and teens learning all summer long. That’s why we plan the Summer of Wonder , which includes everything… continue reading Register Now for Science in the Summer

By written by Becky F.    July 14, 2017   

This summer the Free Library will team up with the Knight Foundation and Niantic , maker of Pokémon , to bring Pokémon GO to five select Philadelphia libraries! PHL17 recently… continue reading Ready, Set, Pokémon GO !

By written by Nate E.    July 11, 2017    1

Now that the school year has ended, it’s time to get ready and excited for summer camp! Many camps provide children with great opportunities to learn about new things or participate in… continue reading Embedding Literacy into your Summer Camp

By written by Becky F.    July 7, 2017   

"Sign her up? But she can’t even read yet!" This was the reply by a caregiver at a recent Baby and Toddler Storytime , when I encouraged a mother to sign up her 18-month-old child… continue reading Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Can Also Join the Summer of Wonder!

By written by Sarah S.    June 30, 2017   

It may feel like summer has only just began, but at the Free Library we are already prepping for back-to-school and the arrival of our Jumpstart Camp program. Jumpstart is a three-week camp that… continue reading Jumpstart Camp: Free Back to School Prep

By written by Becky F.    June 23, 2017    1