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by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading Focus On: Free Library Prison Services

By written by Administrator    November 21, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to pilot a new Sunday Literacy program at five of our neighborhood libraries. This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to read in… continue reading Free Library Launches Sunday Literacy Program at Select Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    November 2, 2016    3

It’s that time of year again—the beginning of fall when temperatures start to fall and the pumpkin spice must flow. That means it’s almost Teen Read Week —the week of… continue reading Teen Read Week Is Upon Us!

By written by Rachel F.    October 11, 2016   

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2

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   

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

How can literacy be used for social change? At the recent International Literacy Association conference in Boston, this question was addressed at an impromptu session for literacy specialists and… continue reading Tackling Tough Topics in Classroom Conversation

By written by Carrie K.    July 21, 2016    2

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   

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   

In December, the Free Library announced an impactful pilot program and partnership with the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). We are pleased to report that our focused effort to reach out to… continue reading Stories Alive Connects Incarcerated Parents and Their Families Through Reading

By written by Titus M.    June 15, 2016    1

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!

By written by Julie B.    June 13, 2016    14

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 Summer Reading 2016 – The Summer of Wonder!

By written by Ann P.    May 25, 2016    4

Today, we are saddened by the unexpected death of 89-year-old Harper Lee, known to the world for her Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical novel To Kill a Mockingbird , as well… continue reading Remembering Harper Lee

By written by Samantha M.    February 19, 2016   

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather… continue reading Featured Resource: Mango Languages

By written by Jamie W.    January 12, 2016    4

Queen Memorial Library is happy to have received hand-made blocks to increase the possibilities of play at the library. The Friday Woodworking Club, taught by The… continue reading Blocks for Queen Memorial Library

By written by Joel N.    November 30, 2015   

This month the Free Library is celebrating #NoShameNovember by encouraging you to read whatever you like—no shame, no judgement. So let's bust out the bodice rippers and… continue reading eReading #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Jamie W.    November 16, 2015   

Are you an educator or a parent? Would you like to find out how you can infuse fun, interactive literacy activities into every day with your children? Then Bringing Literacy to Life is for you!… continue reading Bringing Literacy to Life – Professional Development Workshops at the Library!

By written by Sarah S.    October 1, 2015   

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