Posts in “literacy” (64)

Parkway Central is hosting a Social Justice Symposium for Teens on Monday, August 29th and if you are a high school student who is passionate about your Philadelphia community and care about… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 23, 2016   

Alohomora! The newest installment of the spectacularly popular Harry Potter series has just been released and it’s getting rave reviews from everyone who’s picked up a copy. Since… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 17, 2016    1

The Free Library’s Summer Reading program in our neighborhood libraries is coming to a close after a super successful season of game playing, dancing, reading, and much more! Having… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 4, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading team has eleven Outreach Specialists this year assigned to different neighborhoods across the city. With the goal of promoting literacy while school… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 27, 2016    1

How can literacy be used for social change? At the recent International Literacy Association conference in Boston, this question was addressed at an impromptu session for literacy specialists and… continue reading

By Carrie K.   July 21, 2016    2

We’re halfway through our Summer of Wonder here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and we’re hearing lots of success stories from our neighborhood libraries across the city. Here are… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 20, 2016   

By Becky Friedman and Ann Pearson Summer officially began on Monday, June 20th, but the Free Library’s Summer Reading Program has already been in full swing! We kicked off our Summer of… continue reading

By Ann P.   June 24, 2016   

In December, the Free Library announced an impactful pilot program and partnership with the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). We are pleased to report that our focused effort to reach out to… continue reading

By Titus M.   June 15, 2016    1

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading

By Julie B.   June 13, 2016    14

The Free Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 13 ! Neighborhood libraries will offer programs and activities for all ages, as well as Bingo with a literacy twist for… continue reading

By Ann P.   May 25, 2016    4

Today, we are saddened by the unexpected death of 89-year-old Harper Lee, known to the world for her Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical novel To Kill a Mockingbird , as well… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 19, 2016   

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather… continue reading

By Jamie W.   January 12, 2016    2

Queen Memorial Library is happy to have received hand-made blocks to increase the possibilities of play at the library. The Friday Woodworking Club, taught by The… continue reading

By Joel N.   November 30, 2015   

This month the Free Library is celebrating #NoShameNovember by encouraging you to read whatever you like—no shame, no judgement. So let's bust out the bodice rippers and… continue reading

By Jamie W.   November 16, 2015   

Are you an educator or a parent? Would you like to find out how you can infuse fun, interactive literacy activities into every day with your children? Then Bringing Literacy to Life is for you!… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 1, 2015   

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks.… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 30, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for  City Paper  in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 4, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for City Paper in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books they liked with… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   July 3, 2015   

Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer Reading is available all summer for everyone to participate!… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 29, 2014   

Today's children's book reviews feature two books by Leslie Patricelli, who seems to really have a knack for writing books for toddlers and preschoolers. Click on the titles to reserve… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 11, 2014   

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