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In what we hope will be an ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Abbe Klebanoff, Branch… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Abbe Klebanoff - Branch Manager of Fumo Family Library

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2018   

The Aspen Institute’s influential report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries , predicts that in the coming years, the most successful public libraries will be the ones… continue reading New Training on Community-Centered Libraries Starts in October

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 2, 2018    2

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish… continue reading Free Spanish Literacy Program LEAMOS Teaches Spanish-speaking Adults to Read and Write

By written by Emily L.    March 27, 2018    5

Every Monday at the Falls of Schuylkill Library around 4:15 p.m., our Children’s Department welcomes two special visitors. Wally and Orchid, while there to hear some stories and make new… continue reading Therapy Dogs Encourage Reading at Neighborhood Libraries!

By written by Meredith M.    March 5, 2018    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500… continue reading The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Is Moving!

By written by Julie B.    January 29, 2018   

Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lovett Memorial… continue reading Lovett Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    December 11, 2017    2

It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Tacony Library… continue reading Tacony Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    November 27, 2017    9

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Jenn D.    November 13, 2017   

This October, first and second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program (a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia) got a unique glimpse into… continue reading Sister City: Students Encounter Incheon, South Korea at the Library

By written by Jess P.    November 9, 2017    1

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Many Philadelphias – A Close-Up on Philly's Neighborhoods

By written by Julie B.    November 8, 2017   

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333… continue reading Logan Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    October 24, 2017    1

We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony ,… continue reading Four Reimagined 21st Century Libraries Reopening in November and December

By written by Julie B.    October 23, 2017    3

When I came aboard at the Free Library of Philadelphia in March of this year as Chief of Staff, I set a goal to make it to all 54 neighborhood library locations . It was important to me to do so… continue reading I Visited Every Free Library Location and Here’s What I Learned...

By written by Leslie W.    September 15, 2017   

This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events… continue reading Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities

By written by Mary Marques    September 6, 2017    1

The South Philadelphia Library has added a new collection: the Health Lending Library . The first items in this new collection are electronic blood pressure monitors and food scales. These items… continue reading Health Lending Library Now Available in South Philadelphia

By written by Katie D.    August 28, 2017    1

With the end of August comes the end of this year’s Summer of Wonder . But what a summer it’s been! We’ve sleuthed with the best at the The Rosenbach , written our own stories at… continue reading Our Summer of Wonder is Almost at an End : (

By written by Becky F.    August 25, 2017   

During the academic year, many of Philadelphia’s public school students receive subsidized meals from their school. When summer break rolls around though, where can Philly’s kids get a… continue reading Summer Food Service Program and Neighborhood Libraries Help Keep Children Fed While School's Out

By written by Liz G.    August 16, 2017   

The Summer of Wonder is happening across the city at every Free Library of Philadelphia location . It’s also happening online through the end of August. But did you know that the Summer of… continue reading Meet Our Summer of Wonder Outreach Team!

By written by Becky F.    August 4, 2017    1

August is Family Fun Month , and the Free Library has some ideas for you and your family to celebrate together, library-style! Check it out: Enjoy Oval+ programs in the newly-reopened Right… continue reading Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2017    2

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