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LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed… continue reading LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

By written by Molly B.    March 21, 2019   

Over the past two months, second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program, a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia, had a chance to… continue reading School and Library Partnerships: Florence, Italy at the Library

By written by Molly B.    March 14, 2019   

Storm Rhodes is a Library Assistant at the David Cohen Ogontz Library , and a member of Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training. In this post, she shares what she has… continue reading Expanding Legal Literacy in Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    February 6, 2019    1

by Erme C. Maula, Read by 4th Reading Captain Heading into my Reading Captain training, I didn’t know what to expect. I had wanted to get involved in my community by doing something that I… continue reading Checking in with a Read by 4th Reading Captain!

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2019   

Earlier this week, the City of Philadelphia announced efforts to help federal workers affected by the current government shutdown. Mayor Kenney is encouraging furloughed workers and those working… continue reading Free Library Waiving Fines for Furloughed Federal Workers During Government Shutdown

By written by Kate C.    January 25, 2019   

You’ve been reading about how libraries are increasingly moving beyond our brick and mortar structures and into the communities we serve, but how, you might ask, does this work reflect back… continue reading Strategic Planning Prioritizes Community Connections

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    January 14, 2019   

Maybe when they say November 17 is Take a Hike Day , they mean you’re supposed to tell someone on your nerves to go take a hike?! Hmmm. *shrug emoji* In any case, we figured it was a good… continue reading Celebrate Take a Hike Day with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    November 16, 2018   

Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading Better Together: The Free Library Partners with Schools

By written by Jess P.    October 26, 2018   

In July, the Free Library launched its new strategic plan for the next three years. This plan is a refresh of our prior five-year plan and keeps the same mission: Advance literacy, guide learning,… continue reading Check Out Our New Strategic Plan!

By written by Autumn M.    October 18, 2018    5

The Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative – a series of trainings meant to build community engagement capacities among staff – launched on October 2, so it’s a good… continue reading Defining Community Engagement and Outreach

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    October 11, 2018   

Did you know that nearly a third of library users visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to look for a new job or learn new skills? This revealing finding was reported in the Free Library’s… continue reading The Paschalville Partnership: Catalyzing a Community-Led Future

By written by Annette M.    October 3, 2018   

“We are the leaders we have been waiting for.” Grace Lee Boggs, Philosopher and Activist   The Free Library of Philadelphia is full of leaders, and so are the neighborhoods in… continue reading The Leaders We Have Been Waiting For

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    July 6, 2018   

As the heat wave continues, these Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers on Wednesday, July 4. All other locations are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal… continue reading Select Free Library Locations Open on Independence Day as Cooling Centers!

By written by Jenn D.    July 3, 2018    3

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency . These Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers on Tuesday, July 3 where residents can get out of the heat and into an… continue reading Get Out of the Heat and Stay Cool at the Free Library!

By written by Jenn D.    July 3, 2018   

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