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While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds… continue reading When School's Out, Stay Cool with Awesome Activities at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    June 19, 2017   

First a quick synopsis: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is the story of an English boat captain (Marlow) who, in the late 19th century, makes his way up the Congo River into the African… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Heart of Darkness (with a little Frankenstein thrown in)

By written by Kelsey B.    June 15, 2017   

This week, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the start of Summer of Wonder , our summer reading program, with an annual kickoff event featuring special guest visits and a whole bunch of… continue reading Summer of Wonder Kickoff at Parkway Central!

By written by Becky F.    June 9, 2017   

We read all year long, but there’s just something about summer reads. There’s an excitement, a tingle, to determining your Summer Reading list (even if there’s not much… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By written by Julie B.    June 8, 2017    1

Summer is fast approaching, and the Free Library’s Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP) will be winding down this month after another successful year of providing literacy… continue reading Citywide Out-of-School Time Survey

By written by Valerie S.    June 5, 2017   

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games,… continue reading Welcome to the Summer of Wonder!

By written by Becky F.    May 26, 2017    1

After 13 weeks of learning, building, playing, dancing, and reading all across Philadelphia, we've reached the end of this year's Summer Reading program! Our last weekly raffle winners… continue reading Summer Reading Grand Prize Results & Reading with the Phillies

By written by Becky F.    September 2, 2016   

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 Social Justice Symposium for Teens – Register Now!

By written by Becky F.    August 23, 2016    1

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 Harry Potter for Summer Reading!

By written by Becky F.    August 17, 2016    2

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 Online Summer Reading is Still Going Strong!

By written by Becky F.    August 4, 2016   

We may be in the dog days of summer here in Philadelphia, but did you know that you can actually read to a dog—at the library ?! Check out our PAWS Read to a Dog program at various Free… continue reading August 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    August 1, 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 Summer Reading Outreach: Who’s Who on Our Team

By written by Becky F.    July 27, 2016    1

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 Our Summer of Wonder is Halfway Over...

By written by Becky F.    July 20, 2016   

Looking for new ways to participate in Summer Reading with the Free Library of Philadelphia? We’ve got brand new activity ideas for all age groups:  ReadyRosie An online parent… continue reading New Summer Reading Resources & Activities for All Age Groups!

By written by Becky F.    July 18, 2016   

It may be hot outside but it's cool here at the Free Library! Beat the heat and stop by a library location in your neighborhood for free storytimes , movies , games , and cool Summer Reading… continue reading July 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    July 8, 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 Summer's Here!: A Recap of our Summer Reading Kickoff

By written by Ann P.    June 24, 2016   

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 Summer Reading is for Babies!

By written 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 School's Out for Summer! Stay Cool at a City Pool or Sprayground!

By written 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 Summer Reading with Dad this Father's Day

By written 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 'Twas the Weekend Before Free Library's 2016 Summer Reading Kickoff!

By written by Ann P.    June 10, 2016