Posts in “children-s-books” (193)

We are back for another Picture Book Highlight , where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our libraries. Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is also known… continue reading

By Monica C.   August 25, 2016   

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading

By Sarah S.   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

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

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

By Monica C.   July 28, 2016   

Jerry Pinkney is a rock star. His fans tend to be of the toddler-variety, but he has legions of older die-hard devotees of his work as well—mostly parents, nannies, and a lot of… continue reading

By Chris B.   July 19, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates reading all summer long. We also celebrate Father’s Day and fatherhood this Sunday. Yay Dad! I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the… continue reading

By Lisa-Jane E.   June 17, 2016   

This summer, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate The Summer of Lauren Castillo! Okay, technically, it’s The Summer of Wonder—our annual Summer Reading program for… continue reading

By Chris B.   June 8, 2016    3

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

By Sarah S.   June 7, 2016   

Calling all kids and teens! Have you ever dreamed about being on TV? WHYY and The Free Library of Philadelphia just might give you a chance. The Free Library is excited to partner with… continue reading

By Ann P.   March 21, 2016    1

In honor of Black History Month , this article will examine the life and work of the first African American author to win the Newbery Medal —Virginia Hamilton.    Virginia Hamilton… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   February 11, 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

By Elizabeth K.   January 15, 2016   

The United States has a rich history. We usually focus these accomplishments when learning about our history. I think Dan Brown said it best— “History is always written by the… continue reading

By Joy K.   January 13, 2016   

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

By Jamie W.   September 30, 2015   

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 8, 2015    36

Going to school is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience—whether it’s your first day of Kindergarten or you’re a wise, experienced third grader. Either way, having good… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 1, 2015   

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 10, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 31, 2015   

A small group of parents in Florida are threatening to ban a children’s book close to our hearts. The book in question? The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. This librarian remembers… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 27, 2015    3

This weekend I noticed many of my friends posting photos of their children at the movies (check out this father and son photo ). They seem to have all gone to see the same film – Minions !… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 14, 2015   

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