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Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of… continue reading New eResources for All of Your Research Needs

By written by Jamie B.    August 30, 2018   

Who remembers having to visit the library and look up magazine articles in the long, long row of green hardbound Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ? No disrespect against the… continue reading Back to School Resources | The Artemis Literary Database

By written by Violet L.    August 29, 2018   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year starts earlier this year on Monday, August 27 !  After a summer full of books and fun… continue reading Back to School Resources from the Free Library

By written by Ann P.    August 24, 2018   

by Timmy Lawrence and Geneva Williams, members of the Youth Planning Committee for the 2018 Social Justice Symposium for Teens. Today, more than ever, social issues have reached a pivotal point in… continue reading Teens Explore Social Justice at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    July 5, 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

The 4th annual Free Library of Comic Con will descend upon the Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018! There’s so much going on at this year’s event that we don’t even know if… continue reading The Return of the Free Library of Comic Con!

By written by Kris L.    May 1, 2018    2

Through May, the Teen Center is partnering with the Philly Slam League  to host its 8th season at Parkway Central Library . The program will draw hundreds of teens and their supporters from… continue reading Teen Central hosts the Philly Slam League for Poetry!

By written by Kris L.    March 2, 2018   

For several weeks this past summer, a group of teens from South Philly High School visited  Fumo Family Library for summer programming. One day, a teen wondered aloud where she should… continue reading Teens Collaborate to Create Dedicated Space for Themselves at Fumo Family Library

By written by Abbe K.    February 13, 2018   

Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2017

By written by Dena    January 2, 2018   

Beginning December 15, 2017, the Free Library will host an all ages online Winter Reading Challenge. The program encourages participants to continue reading all winter long, and also provides… continue reading Announcing the Free Library’s All Ages Online Winter Reading Challenge!

By written by Barbara T.    December 14, 2017    6

In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the… continue reading Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 22, 2017   

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading LEAP into HYPE!

By written by Khyra L.    November 21, 2017   

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017   

Today is National STEM Day , a day that is meant to inspire young people to explore and pursue interests in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LEAP , the Free Library of… continue reading Make and Learn at your Neighborhood Library on National STEM Day !

By written by Heather S.    November 8, 2017    1

My co-worker, Aurora, coordinates Get HYPE Philly! for the Free Library. We’ve worked great together since I started in January, so I jumped right at the chance to work with her on the… continue reading Get HYPE Philly! Victorious in Annual Teen Battle Chef!

By written by Dominique A.    October 27, 2017    1

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

By written by Rachel F.    October 20, 2017   

October is Bullying Prevention Month, although it should be year-round. Many students return to school in September, sometimes to new schools which can cause problems. Many times bullying results… continue reading Bullying Prevention Month

By written by Mary W.    October 20, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Halloween Celebrations!

By written by Abbe K.    October 13, 2017    2

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