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We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another… continue reading September 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    September 3, 2015   

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 3 Great Books to Read Before Starting School

By written by Sarah S.    September 1, 2015   

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading Heading Back to School in a Library State of Mind

By written by Julie B.    August 31, 2015   

Whew! Hot enough for ya? Why not stop in at your local neighborhood library for one of our many  Children’s Events and Activities ? Or maybe add another book to your Summer Reading… continue reading August 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2015   

We hope you're having a great summer so far! At the Free Library, we have been enjoying all the fun activities that are part of our Summer of Wonder 2015 Summer Reading program. To celebrate… continue reading July 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    July 2, 2015   

Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading Children's Book Reviews now in The Notebook!

By written by Sarah S.    June 9, 2015   

The unofficial start of summer is under way and the next few months feature the promise of warm weather, outdoor activities, and time spent with family and friends. Good thing you can download… continue reading June 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    June 1, 2015   

Walk outside, take a deep breath, and feel the warm sunshine on your face—Spring is in full swing! The month of May is full of fun little holidays that you can celebrate with the children in… continue reading May 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    May 4, 2015   

We’re taking a break from our normal book reviews to look at our historical collections at the Free Library. The Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) houses premier… continue reading Aliki's My Five Senses

By written by Sarah S.    April 30, 2015    3

Spring has finally sprung, so what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar! Today marks International… continue reading April 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2015   

What better way to kick off March then celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday? Today marks the 111th birthday of the legendary children's author, as well as National Read Across America Day .… continue reading March 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    March 2, 2015   

Happy Women's History Month! Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen . One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female… continue reading Great Books for Strong Girls

By written by Sarah S.    February 26, 2015    1

This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the  Cecil B. Moore Library , who loves to share chapter books with her son. Some… continue reading Great Chapter Books for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Looks like our furry little friend in Western Pennsylvania prognosticated this morning we'll be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Chase away those winter blahs with this month's Early… continue reading February 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Rachel F.    February 2, 2015   

Happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2015 then with this month's Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians?! Even NPR knows the… continue reading January 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Rachel F.    January 2, 2015   

Robert San Souci (pronounced "san soo-see") passed away on December 19 th , leaving a large hole in the world of children’s authors.  Many people will recognize San… continue reading Remembering Robert San Souci, folklorist and children's author

By written by Sarah S.    January 2, 2015   

This winter break, the Free Library of Philadelphia encourages you to spend some quality time with your children reading some great books together! Shared reading time is great way for your child… continue reading Read with your children this winter break!

By written by Michelle S.    December 18, 2014    2

Season's Greetings! We're back after the Thanksgiving holiday (and still eating delicious leftovers : ) Hanukkah , Winter Solstice , Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the… continue reading December 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    December 1, 2014   

If there are robust colors bursting from trees, the sun is setting earlier, and you are breaking out your sweaters, then it must be November! Some traditional and unique holidays this month that… continue reading November 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 3, 2014