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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   

The 65th National Book Awards took place on November 19th and featured appearances by Fran Lebowitz , Steve Martin , Rudine Sims Bishop , Garrison Keillor , and many other distinctive voices of… continue reading 2014 National Book Award Winners

By written by Peter SM    November 25, 2014   

illustrator and author Matt Phelan from Ardmore, PA! The award was presented this month at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference . Matt is an illustrator and author of many… continue reading The 2014 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation Winner Is...

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2014   

Last weekend was a big one for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, as the Nebula Awards were announced in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia’s own Samuel R. Delany, Professor of Creative… continue reading Science Fiction Award Season!

By written by Joel N.    May 20, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading Youth Media Awards have been announced!

By written by Sarah S.    January 28, 2014   

Today marks what would have been the 84th birthday of Nobel Prize winning activist and Civil Rights Leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The DREAM@50 is a tribute series that was held throughout 2012… continue reading LEAP's DREAM@50 Contest Winners

By written by Peter SM    January 15, 2013    3

Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University   Children’s Literature Citation This citation is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to  literature… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation

By written by Rachel F.    October 3, 2012   

April 14 th is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26 th induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some of the biggest names in rock music as well as recognizing some early influences… continue reading Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Music History at the Museum and at Your Local Library!

By written by Jeff W.    April 12, 2012    2

With all the glitz and glamour that Hollywood is known for, it is easy to imagine that the Oscars have always looked like they do now with red carpets and galas and tear-soaked speeches. … continue reading Looking Back at the First Annual Academy Awards

By written by Caitlin G.    February 24, 2012   

Today at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Caldecott and Newbery Award winners and honor books were announced. The Caldecott Medal awards the artist of… continue reading Caldecott and Newbery Medals Awarded

By written by Joel N.    January 23, 2012   

The Street Lit Book Award Medal Committee comprises of a group of volunteer librarians and library workers from across the U.S. who work with Street Lit and its readers in public and school… continue reading 2011 Street Lit Book Award Medal Winner and Honor Books

By written by Music Department    April 27, 2011    6

We're proud to announce that the Free Library has received the 2010 "Star Community Commitment to Education" EDDY Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund! We're being honored for our… continue reading Free Library Receives 2010 EDDY Award!

By written by Michelle S.    November 3, 2010    1

The New York Times has just announced the 2008 winner for the Nobel Prize for Literature:  Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio .   The Free Library currently owns a limited… continue reading Nobel Laureate named for Literature

By written by Anne L.    October 9, 2008    6

Romance Writers of America have just announced the winners of the 2008 RITA awards : RITA awards, named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, are presented annually to the best… continue reading Add a little romance to your life!

By written by Music Department    August 15, 2008    46