Posts in “neighborhood-libraries” (114)

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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

Can you BEE-lieve it? The Richmond Library is now the proud owner of an observatory honey bee hive ! It’s true that the Free Library is home to many unique and wonderful programs and… continue reading The Buzz at Richmond Library

By written by Amy T.    July 11, 2018    3

“We are the leaders we have been waiting for.” Grace Lee Boggs, Philosopher and Activist   The Free Library of Philadelphia is full of leaders, and so are the neighborhoods in… continue reading The Leaders We Have Been Waiting For

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    July 6, 2018   

What’s a climbing wall doing at the Library?? The library used to be a quiet place—families and children sitting quietly together reading. Because that’s what people did at the… continue reading Let’s Play! At the Library! Innovative Play-and-Learn Spaces Come to Three Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Julie B.    June 18, 2018    2

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Link Ross - Children's Librarian at South… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Link Ross - Children's Librarian at South Philadelphia Library

By written by Administrator    June 13, 2018    2

TheFree Library is teeming with opportunities for little ones to get cozy with letters, words, and books from the earliest ages. Our storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers incorporate… continue reading Vanguard Donates $3 Million to Boost Literacy for Our Littlest Learners

By written by Julie B.    May 14, 2018   

In what we hope will be an ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Abbe Klebanoff, Branch… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Abbe Klebanoff - Branch Manager of Fumo Family Library

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2018   

The Aspen Institute’s influential report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries , predicts that in the coming years, the most successful public libraries will be the ones… continue reading New Training on Community-Centered Libraries Starts in October

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 2, 2018    2

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish… continue reading Free Spanish Literacy Program LEAMOS Teaches Spanish-speaking Adults to Read and Write

By written by Emily L.    March 27, 2018    5

Every Monday at the Falls of Schuylkill Library around 4:15 p.m., our Children’s Department welcomes two special visitors. Wally and Orchid, while there to hear some stories and make new… continue reading Therapy Dogs Encourage Reading at Neighborhood Libraries!

By written by Meredith M.    March 5, 2018    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500… continue reading The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Is Moving!

By written by Julie B.    January 29, 2018   

Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lovett Memorial… continue reading Lovett Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    December 11, 2017    2

It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Tacony Library… continue reading Tacony Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    November 27, 2017    9

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Jenn D.    November 13, 2017   

This October, first and second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program (a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia) got a unique glimpse into… continue reading Sister City: Students Encounter Incheon, South Korea at the Library

By written by Jess P.    November 9, 2017    1

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Many Philadelphias – A Close-Up on Philly's Neighborhoods

By written by Julie B.    November 8, 2017   

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333… continue reading Logan Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    October 24, 2017   

We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony ,… continue reading Four Reimagined 21st Century Libraries Reopening in November and December

By written by Julie B.    October 23, 2017    3

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