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Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and… continue reading Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Shari K.    June 4, 2019    13

The unofficial start of the summer season begins again this Memorial Day weekend and there will certainly be plenty of activities available for your attention, including all the new blockbusters… continue reading Summer Movies 2019: Cool Celluloid for a Sweltering Summer

By written by Peter SM    May 24, 2019   

Dreaming of summer? We know your children and students are, too. But did you know that over the summer, students can lose three months of reading skills gained in school? This loss can make it… continue reading Preparing for Summer with the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 9, 2019   

The summer is heating up, and as we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures, don’t forget that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to cool off! From books and… continue reading Celebrate Those Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    July 27, 2018    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is continuing our efforts to make the Summer of Wonder program as available and accessible as possible. In addition to offering Summer of Wonder in all 54 library… continue reading Taking Summer of Wonder Out of the Library

By written by Elizabeth K.    July 19, 2018    1

Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child  entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn! At Camp Play and Learn, children… continue reading Camp Play and Learn

By written by Elizabeth K.    July 12, 2018   

Ah yes, it's Beach Reads season once again. But really, what does it even mean to call a book a ‘beach read’? Are they books with wintery themes, or set in chilly locations, to… continue reading Beach Reads | Adult Fiction Edition

By written by Kim B.    July 5, 2018   

Ah, summer... The sun is out, the fountains are on, school is out, energy is high, and let's face it—for parents, this can be a challenging time. Here’s a list of things that are… continue reading Five Things To Do With Your Little Kids This Summer in Philadelphia

By written by Sarah S.    June 21, 2018    1

Do you want to improve your English skills? Are you interested in cooking new recipes and eating delicious food? If so, the Culinary Literacy Center has the class for you! Edible Alphabet is a… continue reading Edible Alphabet: Summer 2018 ESOL Cooking Classes Starting Soon!

By written by Lindsay S.    June 18, 2018    1

As summer is approaching and the season of dinner parties and cookouts are among us, it is imperative that one must stack up on cookbooks. There are numerous new cookbooks out on shelves, but this… continue reading Summer Cookbooks: Diversity, Seasonality, and Personality

By written by Paul M.    June 12, 2018   

Maybe you've seen the posters around your local library or neighborhood and thought, "Who created that artwork?" The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled that award-winning… continue reading Meet This Year's Summer of Wonder Artist... Ekua Holmes!

By written by Valerie S.    June 8, 2018   

Another summer season is about to start and with it a swath of celluloid distractions from the impending heat and humidity outside, projecting eye-popping entertainment some 40 feet high amid… continue reading Summer Movies 2018: A Respite from Reality

By written by Peter SM    May 25, 2018    2

Science in the Summer is returning to the Free Library of Philadelphia and we are excited about this year’s curriculum—The Science of Space. By bringing the Science of Space to… continue reading Science in the Summer Is Back!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 17, 2018   

What are your kids planning to do this summer? If they want to learn to make pasta, pizza, and other yumtastic dishes from scratch, they should apply to attend Summer Thyme Cooks at the Culinary… continue reading Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Summer at the Free Library!

By written by Jamie B.    May 17, 2018    7

Read and Rise provides books and curriculum to integrate literacy-rich activities into summer camp programs. Read and Rise is sponsored by Read by 4th and managed by the Free Library of… continue reading Read and Rise: Literacy-rich Activities for Summer Camp Providers, Educators, and Parents!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 11, 2018    2

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

It’s getting hot out there, huh? As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures, don’t forget that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to cool off during… continue reading Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 1, 2017   

This year, the Summer of Wonder program has teamed up with the Rosenbach Museum to offer family-friendly fun for the whole season! The Rosenbach is a quirky little place located near Rittenhouse… continue reading Free Rosenbach Museum Admission for Summer of Wonder Participants!

By written by Emilie P.    July 28, 2017