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In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the… continue reading Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 22, 2017   

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading LEAP into HYPE!

By written by Khyra L.    November 21, 2017   

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017   

Today is National STEM Day , a day that is meant to inspire young people to explore and pursue interests in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LEAP , the Free Library of… continue reading Make and Learn at your Neighborhood Library on National STEM Day !

By written by Heather S.    November 8, 2017    1

My co-worker, Aurora, coordinates Get HYPE Philly! for the Free Library. We’ve worked great together since I started in January, so I jumped right at the chance to work with her on the… continue reading Get HYPE Philly! Victorious in Annual Teen Battle Chef!

By written by Dominique A.    October 27, 2017    1

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

By written by Rachel F.    October 20, 2017   

October is Bullying Prevention Month, although it should be year-round. Many students return to school in September, sometimes to new schools which can cause problems. Many times bullying results… continue reading Bullying Prevention Month

By written by Mary W.    October 20, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Halloween Celebrations!

By written by Abbe K.    October 13, 2017    2

Worm bins and books alike inspire curiosity! During the summer, Get HYPE Philly! set up compost bins at neighborhood libraries , filling them up with scraps of raw fruits and vegetables, soil… continue reading Get HYPE Philly!: From Bookworms to Earthworms

By written by Khyra L.    September 27, 2017    3

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the… continue reading Back to School Resources for Teens at Parkway Central and Beyond!

By written by Kris L.    September 7, 2017   

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available… continue reading Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2017   

Now that the summer is drawing to a close, children, teens, and even adults are prepping for the start of the coming school year. We at the Free Library of Philadelphia are prepping, too! That is,… continue reading Hit the Books with the Free Library!

By written by Becky F.    September 1, 2017   

Each month the Regional Foundation Center 's Inforum newsletter features a local funder, nonprofit, or service provider who highlights their organization's services and how they… continue reading An Interview with Doug Barg of Kitchen Cred

By written by Caitlin S.    August 23, 2017    5

This year, the Summer of Wonder program has teamed up with the Rosenbach Museum to offer family-friendly fun for the whole season! The Rosenbach is a quirky little place located near Rittenhouse… continue reading Free Rosenbach Museum Admission for Summer of Wonder Participants!

By written by Emilie P.    July 28, 2017   

Can you believe the Summer of Wonder is already halfway over? We can’t either. So far, we’ve danced with the Phillie Phanatic, built space ships, and learned how to knit. We’ve… continue reading Halfway through the Summer? Already?!

By written by Becky F.    July 21, 2017   

At 15-years-old, Elba remembers first hearing about "healthy food" in elementary school. She says it was a no-questions-asked type of learning though; staff would simply hand out the… continue reading Teen Discovers New Views on Food with Get HYPE Philly!

By written by Brittany B.    July 13, 2017   

A 10th grader at Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD), committed teen leadership assistant (TLA) at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and basketball player for his school team,… continue reading Good Vibes Only at Get HYPE Philly!

By written by Brittany B.    July 7, 2017   

As summer heats up, stay cool with this fruit soda recipe from Get HYPE! Philly ! Under the guidance of Chef Shawn Murray, teens at our Kensington Library used a blender to learn how to puree… continue reading Fruit Sparkling Water Recipe in 4 Easy Steps

By written by Brittany B.    June 26, 2017    2

You may know him as the recipient of multiple Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards . You may know him as the author of such great books as The Watermelon Seed , Good Night Owl , and Number One Sam . Now… continue reading Meet Greg Pizzoli, Our Summer of Wonder Artist

By written by Becky F.    June 20, 2017   

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