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While older children are getting ready to go back to school next week here in Philadelphia, we haven't forgotten about our pre-k set! This month's Early Literacy calendar and links,… continue reading September 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    September 1, 2016   

The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

By written by Sarah S.    August 30, 2016    1

The PNC Words at Play August Play Party series has started at The Advocate Center , located at 18th and Diamond streets. During the first session, families read The Listening Walk , made Listening… continue reading Family Fun Trips, Book Nooks, and Play Parties—Oh My!

By written by Carrie K.    August 16, 2016   

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   

We are starting a new series of posts: Picture Book Highlights will put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our agencies. Philadelphia is a large metropolitan city, so… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | City Shapes

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2016   

We may be in the dog days of summer here in Philadelphia, but did you know that you can actually read to a dog—at the library ?! Check out our PAWS Read to a Dog program at various Free… continue reading August 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    August 1, 2016   

There’s something about trucks ... They’re big, they’re loud, they’re strong! There’s a truck for every job and children love to learn about them. Here are some… continue reading Keep on Trucking!

By written by Monica C.    July 28, 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

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