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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   

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   

On June 25, Free Library staff from the PNC Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative presented a session outlining the program at the American Library Association ’s (ALA) Annual Conference in… continue reading Words at Play Takes Orlando!

By written by Carrie K.    July 1, 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   

How do you celebrate summer? Be sure to join us at the Free Library for Summer Reading ! Kids of all ages can visit their local neighborhood library beginning on Monday, June 13 to earn… continue reading Fun Summer Books for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    June 7, 2016   

The sun is out and it's time once again for Summer Reading ! Not only is this month's Early Literacy calendar full of fun suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their… continue reading June 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    June 1, 2016   

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

What better way to kick off Children's Book Week than with a new Early Literacy calendar from Free Library? This month's calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading May 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    May 2, 2016   

April has been a busy month for the Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative ! Words at Play staff presented to early childhood educators at a regional conference for the Delaware Valley Association… continue reading April Showers Bring Words at Play Book Nooks!

By written by Carrie K.    April 29, 2016   

Spring is unfortunately not quite in the air yet in Philadelphia : ( In the meantime, let's watch the video below with easy to read and listen to sentences as well as stunning springtime… continue reading April 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2016   

Hello March! The month has come in like a lion so far, but will it go out like lamb? Ever wonder where that saying originated from or what it actually means? Take it away puppets! No matter what… continue reading March 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    March 4, 2016    1

The PNC-funded Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative is into its second year of providing parents with the tools needed to increase their child’s vocabulary. Children from birth to age five… continue reading Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Brings STEAM to the Widener Neighborhood Library!

By written by Carrie K.    February 22, 2016   

You’re never too young to enjoy a good book. Although babies are still developing their coordination, eyesight, and language comprehension, giving them books to play with and explore is a… continue reading Great Books for Babies

By written by Sarah S.    February 5, 2016    1

It feels like it was just Groundhog Day this exact same time last year! ; P  As of this morning, warm weather lies ahead for us all as Punxsutawney Phil prognosticated an early Spring . No… continue reading February 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    February 2, 2016   

We are happy to announce that the Words at Play Vocabulary Inititative is entering its second year! This PNC-funded program is a fun, family-focused series of programs in the North Philadelphia… continue reading Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Enters Its Second Year!

By written by Sarah S.    January 22, 2016   

StoryUP is an interactive storytelling program for all kids, from preschoolers to teens. Children get to write their own stories, pick the settings and characters, and help act out some… continue reading StoryUP: Tell a Story, Act a Story, Write a Story

By written by Elizabeth K.    January 15, 2016   

Hanukkah , Winter Solstice , Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the horizon, with many chances to spend quality time with family and friends. What better way to engage with the… continue reading December 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    December 3, 2015   

As if right on cue, as soon as the calendar page flipped to October this morning, we felt a crisp autumn air gust through the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays this month include World… continue reading October 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 1, 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