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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

Have you been participating in the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder program? You still have time to sign up! The in-person program ends on August 4, but runs online through August 31. Sign up… continue reading August 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 1, 2017   

Eastwick Library is excited to announce our new Family Fun Literacy Backpacks. Our backpacks are a pilot program selected by the Library’s Strategic Initiatives Office to support the City of… continue reading New Family Fun Literacy Backpacks at Eastwick Library!

By written by Amy H.    July 21, 2017    4

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   

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   

We all know that the 4th of July is Independence Day and that there will be celebrations involving food, but how about celebrating Chocolate Day on July 7 – yum! – or National Ice… continue reading July 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    July 3, 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   

You may know him as the recipient of multiple Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards . You may know him as the author of such great books as The Watermelon Seed , Good Night Owl , and Number One Sam . Now… continue reading Meet Greg Pizzoli, Our Summer of Wonder Artist

By written by Becky F.    June 20, 2017   

Looking for a book that will help get kids moving? We have a good one for you! Our new selection for Picture Books Highlights – a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a brand-new… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spunky Little Monkey

By written by Monica C.    June 20, 2017   

Did you know that the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder program just started up again? And that it is for all ages? Yes, even newborns can participate – with the help of their grownups,… continue reading June 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    June 2, 2017    1

Reading a book can be a very tactile experience: holding the book in your hands or lap, turning the pages, feeling the paper, pouring over the art and text. With electronic readers, one can carry… continue reading Interactive Picture Books | Lift the Flap!

By written by Monica C.    May 9, 2017   

Once you take a break from all of the great reading suggestions during this year's Children's Book Week , May is also a great month to get outside and play! We have lots to celebrate this… continue reading May 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    May 3, 2017   

Happy April, everyone, whether you are an April Fool or not! April brings some fun holidays and celebrations, like Easter on April 16, Earth Day on April 22 – hey, you can never be too young… continue reading April 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    April 5, 2017   

by Indre Page The Free Library of Philadelphia recently received wooden block sets for preschool programming from the State Library of Pennsylvania. To prepare for this new programming,… continue reading PLAY, LEARN, IMAGINE: Wooden Block Parties at the Free Library Build Early Literacy

By written by Administrator    March 23, 2017   

Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative community partners are making big news! Jasmond "Jazz" Schoolfield, owner of Creative Image Unisex Salon on Cecil B. Moore Ave., is featured on the… continue reading Words at Play Gets National Recognition!

By written by Carrie K.    March 22, 2017    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to expand our Sunday Literacy program, now at eleven of our neighborhood libraries ! This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to… continue reading Free Library Expands Sunday Literacy Program at Select Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    March 16, 2017   

We’ve got a lot to celebrate throughout the month of March: Dr. Seuss ' birthday and National Read Across America Day are March 2. Check out our events calendar for a Dr. Seuss event… continue reading March 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    March 1, 2017   

February may be short on days but it is long on holidays and events to celebrate throughout Philadelphia , including Chinese New Year , Presidents' Day , Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), and the most… continue reading February 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2017   

Wow, 2016 just flew by!  We are now at the cusp of a brand new year, and what better way to celebrate than by reading a picture book? Our selection for this month's Picture Book… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Hap-pea All Year

By written by Monica C.    December 22, 2016