The Free Library is expanding available services at some locations,
including in-building services, and many programs continue to proceed
virtually. Learn more »
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
written by Peter SM
January 15, 2013
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
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!
written by Jeff W.
April 12, 2012
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
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
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
written by Music Department
April 27, 2011
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!
written by Michelle S.
November 3, 2010
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
written by Anne L.
October 9, 2008
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!
written by Music Department
August 15, 2008