Posts in “summer-reading” (60)

It's never too early in a child's life to sign up for Summer Reading ! But how can babies, toddlers, and preschoolers participate in Summer Reading, when they can't even read yet?… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 22, 2016   

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and what better way to celebrate than to visit a local neighborhood pool or sprayground! City Pools… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 22, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates reading all summer long. We also celebrate Father’s Day and fatherhood this Sunday. Yay Dad! I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the… continue reading

By Lisa-Jane E.   June 17, 2016   

‘Twas the weekend before Free Library's Summer Reading Kickoff and all through the city Children were stirring, eager to jump in to summer activity. The banner was hung in front of the… continue reading

By Ann P.   June 10, 2016   

This summer, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate The Summer of Lauren Castillo! Okay, technically, it’s The Summer of Wonder—our annual Summer Reading program for… continue reading

By Chris B.   June 8, 2016    3

How do you celebrate summer? Be sure to join us at the Free Library for Summer Reading ! Kids of all ages can visit their local neighborhood library beginning on Monday, June 13 to earn… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 7, 2016   

The sun is out and it's time once again for Summer Reading ! Not only is this month's Early Literacy calendar full of fun suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 1, 2016   

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

This sticky, humid weather makes it hard to believe that Summer Reading is over! This year, kids and teens all over the city of Philadelphia explored, created, and, of course, read a ton… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 21, 2015   

"My name is Shanae. I am a Class of 2015 graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, and I will be attending Penn State University in the fall. I attribute my foundation for learning to… continue reading

By Aisha A.   June 30, 2015    4

There may still be a couple more days left of school this week for students throughout Philadelphia, but at the Free Library we've already jumped into The Summer of Wonder and our 2015 Summer… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 17, 2015   

What were you doing last Friday? My guess is that you were reading. Reading, reading, reading! We are delighted to declare that you have helped get us HALFWAY to our 30-Million-Minute Summer… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 21, 2014   

This summer the Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting four groups of Philadelphia students learning the basics of cooking and nutrition in its brand new Culinary Literacy Center. The Summer… continue reading

By Liz A.   July 2, 2014    3

Summer Reading is here . For those about to take on the challenge of the School District of Philadelphia’s official lists (or anyone who knows a student who must), we’d like to salute… continue reading

By Adam F.   May 30, 2014   

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   

Sync is a new summer reading program, sponsored by Audio File Magazine , that offers two free audiobooks a week from May 15 - Aug 14. The audio titles are chosen specifically for teen readers, and… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 13, 2014   

With the fall season upon us, students, their teachers, and their principals have recently returned to school.  In the School District of Philadelphia, each of those groups face immense… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 18, 2013   

Way to go, Philly! The Free Library of Philadelphia is so proud to announce that we achieved our goal of collectively reading 20 million minutes this summer!  We met the goal yesterday,… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 8, 2013   

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 12, 2013   

Online Summer Reading is in full swing right now here at the Free Library with kids, teens, and adults from all over Philadelphia reading as much as they can all summer long to meet our… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 12, 2013    1