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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    3

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   

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks.… continue reading Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

By written by Jamie W.    September 30, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for  City Paper  in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books… continue reading The Grumpy Librarian: Book Recommendations with Attitude, take 2

By written by Samantha M.    September 4, 2015   

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for City Paper in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books they liked with… continue reading The Grumpy Librarian: Book Recommendations with Attitude

By written by Caitlin G.    July 3, 2015   

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 Summer Reading - Online!

By written by Rachel F.    May 29, 2014   

Today's children's book reviews feature two books by Leslie Patricelli, who seems to really have a knack for writing books for toddlers and preschoolers. Click on the titles to reserve… continue reading Great Toddler Books by Leslie Patricelli

By written by Sarah S.    April 11, 2014   

If you are looking to get ahead at work or at school, interested in learning something new or brushing up on your existing skills, the Free Library is pleased to offer you access to Universal… continue reading Take Online Classes Through the Free Library with Universal Class

By written by Jamie W.    December 23, 2013    68

Welcome to the second 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 Philadelphia Youth Network: Travel Postcards!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2013    1

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 Introducing the Philadelphia Youth Network Bloggers!

By written by Michelle S.    July 12, 2013   

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