Posts in “children-s-programs” (118)

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

By Becky F.   July 20, 2016   

By Becky Friedman and Kadafi El-Kardah Science in the Summer has begun! On June 28th and 29th, kids at the Oak Lane Library enjoyed two full days of free programming focused on science and… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 6, 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

By Carrie K.   July 1, 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

By Sarah S.   June 22, 2016   

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The… continue reading

By Jamie B.   June 17, 2016    2

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

By Titus M.   June 15, 2016   

‘Twas the weekend before Free Library's Summer Reading Kickoff and all through the city Children were stirring, eager to jump in to summer activity. The banner was hung in front of the… continue reading

By Ann P.   June 10, 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

By Ann P.   May 25, 2016    4

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

By Carrie K.   April 29, 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

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

By Carrie K.   February 22, 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

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

By Elizabeth K.   January 15, 2016   

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

By Joel N.   November 30, 2015   

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 25, 2015    1

Donald Root: Beyond the Bookshelves at Free Library Epgn.com Donald Root, Chief of Central Public Services Division, talks about his life, appreciation for libraries, and all the great things… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 21, 2015   

This sticky, humid weather makes it hard to believe that Summer Reading is over! This year, kids and teens all over the city of Philadelphia explored, created, and, of course, read a ton… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 21, 2015   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE performance series returns this weekend! This series of free performances for children, families, and adults is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 23, 2015    1

On August 21, Shayna Marmar, owner of HoneyPie cooking, led a fun and delicious program for families called Books & Cooks. The class began with a reading of “ Up, Down and Around ”… continue reading

By Liz A.   September 3, 2014   

Do you ever feel confined by society's expectations of proper behavior? Do you ever want to just let loose and go a little... wild? Well, today's children's book review  by Lynne… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 13, 2014   

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