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We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal . In 2005, author… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Llama Llama Red Pajama

By written by Monica C.    May 13, 2020   

We're reviving our monthly blog post to highlight new titles at the Free Library, with the emphasis on featured ebooks or audiobook titles that we have recently been added to our online… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    May 11, 2020   

Although most of us will be staying home this Mother’s Day, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying breakfast in bed and cuddling up to share stories with the ones we love? The… continue reading Stories to Share for Mother's Day

By written by Leigh U.    May 8, 2020   

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways big and small. We are all having to adjust to and cope with uncertainty and lingering worries.  That is true for children as well. School… continue reading Talking to Children About Coronavirus

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2020   

Do you miss seeing the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo ? I sure do! But guess what? You can still see their penguins anytime through the computer. The Zoo has a live feed called the Penguin Point… continue reading Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

By written by Monica C.    April 29, 2020   

Today, American novelist Harper Lee would have turned 94 years old. As a lover of novels in general, and To Kill a Mockingbird in particular, I jumped at the chance to write a celebratory blog… continue reading Harper Lee and the Novels That Help Us Remember

By written by Christine M.    April 28, 2020    1

...then why not check out these digital titles from the Free Library, specially curated for fans of this beloved English novel? On this day in 1816, Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton,… continue reading If You Liked Jane Eyre...

By written by Clare F.    April 21, 2020   

Today we start a new series of blog post where we will highlight an ebook – a picture ebook, no less – that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. The… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Float

By written by Monica C.    April 17, 2020    2

It can be hard being a big brother or a big sister. It can also be hard being a little brother or a little sister. When you’re older, the arrival of a little sibling brings both joy and huge… continue reading Celebrate Siblings Day with These ebooks!

By written by Monica C.    April 9, 2020   

April is chock full of religious celebrations: Passover starts on April 8, Easter Sunday falls on April 12, and Ramadan begins on April 24. As always, you can find books to share with your little… continue reading Celebrating in April | Passover, Easter, and Ramadan

By written by Monica C.    April 7, 2020   

We read books for a lot of different reasons; to escape to another world, to learn something new, to be entertained, to invoke emotion. Children read books for the same reasons. I had a middle… continue reading Happy Children's Book Day: Middle Grade Feels!

By written by Mary W.    April 2, 2020   

While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with… continue reading Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

By written by Jennifer E.    March 25, 2020    1

Here today gone tomorrow is sometimes the fate of digital content. Paid subscription services such as Netflix add and drop titles monthly. Are your favorite titles disappearing from Netflix?… continue reading Are Your Favorite Titles Disappearing from Netflix?

By written by Susanna W.    March 6, 2020    2

It’s early March and the Philadelphia Flower Show has just opened – a clear sign that spring is near! The spring equinox, which will arrive on March 19 this year, marks a new season,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spring is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    March 5, 2020   

Our adult selections for March are decidedly serious and topical, dealing with opioid addiction, racial bias, and living under despotism... while our teen and children’s selections are full… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    February 28, 2020   

I know its Black History Month, and we have a ton of programs  and resources  to share and celebrate, but February always makes me think of the title of N.K. Jemisin’s… continue reading Visions of Black Future Month During Black History Month

By written by Rachel F.    February 21, 2020   

Ah those intense feelings of first love and sexual awakening – how heady and confusing and exhilarating! In ye olde school times when I was growing up, any books (or movies or television… continue reading Consent is Romantic!

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2020   

Back in 2018, Denene Milner, children’s book writer and publisher, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times lamenting the scarcity of children’s books that "celebrate the… continue reading Celebrating Everyday Experiences of Black Children and Families

By written by Monica C.    February 6, 2020    6

These new titles coming to a library near you in February are, for the most part, inspirational, speak out against injustice, and strive for a better world. And then there’s the film Doctor… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Paul A.    January 31, 2020   

With the shortest month of the year upon us, how about a book list full of short yet spectacular fiction reads to match? You’ll be sure to whiz through these stories in no time, and the… continue reading Short Books for the Shortest Month!

By written by Alix G.    January 31, 2020    1

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