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This summer the Free Library will team up with the Knight Foundation and Niantic , maker of Pokémon , to bring Pokémon GO to five select Philadelphia libraries! PHL17 recently… continue reading Ready, Set, Pokémon GO !

By written by Nate E.    July 11, 2017    1

2018 Update: For the latest information on our Passport Processing and Photo Services, please visit our program page » The Free Library has always helped people explore new… continue reading Passport Office Opens at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Julie B.    July 6, 2017    13

When you think about a library and the sorts of events you might find scheduled between its walls, you may think of storytimes, lectures, maybe even job fairs and computer classes. While the Free… continue reading Knitting and Biking and Magic, Oh My!

By written by Kate C.    July 5, 2017    1

It's official—summer has arrived and the Free Library is here to keep you cool, connected, and book-bound! Our summer hours went into effect on June 19, so take note that most of our… continue reading The Heat Is On: Stay Cool During Free Library's Summer Hours

By written by Jenn D.    June 29, 2017   

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips, vacations, relaxing afternoons on the beach, and maybe even a much-needed staycation on your couch. If you’ll be out of town and… continue reading Take The Free Library Anywhere This Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 28, 2017   

It may feel like summer has only just began, but at the Free Library we are already prepping for back-to-school and the arrival of our Jumpstart Camp program. Jumpstart is a three-week camp that… continue reading Jumpstart Camp: Free Back to School Prep

By written by Becky F.    June 23, 2017    1

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   

This week, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the start of Summer of Wonder , our summer reading program, with an annual kickoff event featuring special guest visits and a whole bunch of… continue reading Summer of Wonder Kickoff at Parkway Central!

By written by Becky F.    June 9, 2017   

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with Free Library!

By written by Julie B.    May 30, 2017    1

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games,… continue reading Welcome to the Summer of Wonder!

By written by Becky F.    May 26, 2017    1

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading Explore New Audio-Enabled Books at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    May 16, 2017   

A baker browses through dozens of cake pans to plan confectionary creations of her wildest imagination. Meanwhile, a man chooses the perfect tie from more than 60 to wear to his graduation.… continue reading Focus On: Unique Lending

By written by Samantha M.    April 26, 2017   

A year ago we kicked off the Paschalville Partnership , a Free Library-led collaboration of 11 organizations working to transform services for job seekers in Southwest Philadelphia. This community… continue reading The Paschalville Partnership: Transforming Services for Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Julie B.    April 25, 2017   

Note: The scheduled Saturday, March 18 Migrate to Discovery and Adventure event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 1, due to inclement weather. While books, CDs, and DVDs are still among the… continue reading Experience Nature Close-Up with Our Birding Backpack Program!

By written by JoAnne W.    March 13, 2017    6

Much of the Free Library's ability to create and incubate cutting-edge programs and services is thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. One of the most… continue reading Hats Off to the Knight Foundation for Its Support of the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    March 8, 2017    1

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope… continue reading Women’s History Month at the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    March 3, 2017   

Throughout February, we were feeling the Valentine's Day spirit and decided to ask our audience a simple question: Why do YOU #LoveTheLibrary ? The response warmed our hearts and reminded us… continue reading #LoveTheLibrary: We Asked, You Answered!

By written by Kate C.    March 2, 2017    1

One of the most exciting days in library land is here – it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Today, we’re joining in the celebration of the 113th birthday of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a.… continue reading Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

By written by Kate C.    March 2, 2017   

Did you know you can film your next feature film at the Free Library of Philadelphia? The Free Library is happy to work with students, novice, and professional filmmakers, as well as being a proud… continue reading Filming at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Victoria G.    February 7, 2017   

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves. With love already in the air, we thought it would be… continue reading #LoveTheLibrary: What Do You Love About YOUR Local Library?

By written by Kate C.    February 1, 2017    24

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