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The Free Library will celebrate the holiday season this December with a variety of events throughout the city!   On December 3, 10, and 17, Sundays on Stage will take over the auditorium at… continue reading Celebrate the Holiday Season with Free Library Family Programs!

By written by Laura W.    December 1, 2017    3

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether you celebrate Hanukkah (December 12 – 20), the Winter Solstice (December 21), Christmas (December 25), Kwanzaa (December 26 –… continue reading December 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    December 1, 2017   

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   

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   

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

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

This month, we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month , and the unique contributions to children’s books made by Native/First Nations authors and illustrators. When you were little,… continue reading November 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    November 1, 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

October is here and we are fall ing into lots of fun and free Fall activities and events here at the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays throughout October include World Smile Day the… continue reading October 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 4, 2017   

Rosh Hashanah —the celebration of the Jewish new year—begins at sundown on Wednesday night, September 20. Even those not celebrating the holiday may be preparing, as Philadelphia… continue reading Rosh Hashanah Is a SWEET Time to Visit the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    September 18, 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 Benjamin Franklin Parkway is celebrating its 100th birthday ! Come celebrate with the Parkway Central Library and our Parkway neighbors ! The centennial celebration will kick off on Friday,… continue reading Come Celebrate the Parkway's Centennial!

By written by Julie B.    September 5, 2017    1

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   

Feel that cool fall air? That means it’s September, and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar! September is the time we head back to school (or start school for the first time) and begin to… continue reading September 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    September 1, 2017   

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   

Have you been participating in the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder program? You still have time to sign up! The in-person program ends on August 4, but runs online through August 31. Sign up… continue reading August 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 1, 2017   

Eastwick Library has a new garden thanks to Bartram’s Garden and our area children. In partnership with Leslie Gale, Bartram’s Garden's educator, children have been busy this year… continue reading Visit Eastwick Library's New Garden!

By written by Amy H.    July 27, 2017   

Eastwick Library is excited to announce our new Family Fun Literacy Backpacks. Our backpacks are a pilot program selected by the Library’s Strategic Initiatives Office to support the City of… continue reading New Family Fun Literacy Backpacks at Eastwick Library!

By written by Amy H.    July 21, 2017    4

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