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Beginning in September 2015, several Science Leadership Academy high school students studying film and photography worked on their Independent Learning Project at our Parkway Central Branch.… continue reading Science Leadership Student 'Maps it Out.'

By written by Abbe K.    January 1, 2016   

As the holiday season is upon us, I have started looking forward to one of my favorite holiday rituals: revisiting Little Women . This may not be on most people’s lists of traditional… continue reading Little Women: A Holiday Tradition

By written by Ann P.    December 4, 2015   

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is… continue reading The Crossover: Plenty of Swagger, Lots of Praise

By written by Sarah S.    September 8, 2015    36

This sticky, humid weather makes it hard to believe that Summer Reading is over! This year, kids and teens all over the city of Philadelphia explored, created, and, of course, read a ton… continue reading Our Wonder-ful Summer is Over!

By written by Sarah S.    August 21, 2015   

Now announcing a great opportunity for rising 5 th  and 6 th  graders! The Library of Congress is holding a writing contest entitled “A Book That Shaped Me.” This will… continue reading “A Book That Shaped Me” Writing Contest

By written by Sarah S.    May 29, 2015   

We have a new online resource available to you over at our database page -- Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online   offers practice tests for the general Pennsylvania driver's… continue reading Online Practice Tests for Drivers Now Available

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014    2

Aubry is the new After School Leader at the Philbrick Hall Teen Center.  Stop by, say hello, talk about comics, and learn about the activites Aubry has planned for the summer! In her own… continue reading Meet Aubry!

By written by Peter L.    May 30, 2014    1

Summer Reading is here . For those about to take on the challenge of the School District of Philadelphia’s official lists (or anyone who knows a student who must), we’d like to salute… continue reading Mobile Summer Reading

By written by Adam F.    May 30, 2014   

Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer Reading is available all summer for everyone to participate!… continue reading Summer Reading - Online!

By written by Rachel F.    May 29, 2014   

From Night of the Living Dead to World War Z , the fascination with zombies surfaces in every generation. Maybe its roots in folklore make them seem a bit more plausible, horrible, and utterly… continue reading Zombies, Zombies, and all things Zombie!

By written by Rachel F.    May 14, 2014    1

Sync is a new summer reading program, sponsored by Audio File Magazine , that offers two free audiobooks a week from May 15 - Aug 14. The audio titles are chosen specifically for teen readers, and… continue reading Sync Free YA Audiobooks to Your Earphones

By written by Jamie W.    May 13, 2014   

Sherlock: Death by Dewey Books contain secrets and gems of information. Do they also hold value beyond the intellectual; enough to murder for? On March 27,  three groups of teens set… continue reading Teens solve murder mystery, Death by Dewey!

By written by Rachel F.    April 9, 2014    1

The Maker Ed Initiative , embedded in five Free Library locations in some of Philadelphia’s most underserved communities, is mentoring teens and youth in a variety of maker activities from… continue reading Making as a Celebration: Increasing Access to Creative Technology at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 31, 2013   

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Philadelphia Youth Network: Travel Postcards!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2013    1

Do you love learning and DIY projects? Are you interested in the intersection and overlap of technology and creativity? You may already be a maker! The Maker Movement generally refers to a… continue reading The Maker Movement at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 22, 2013   

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Introducing the Philadelphia Youth Network Bloggers!

By written by Michelle S.    July 12, 2013   

The school year may be ending, but activities for teens are just starting to heat up at Parkway Central.    We’re bringing back old favorites and doing some new things to keep the… continue reading Teen Summer Activities at Philbrick Hall

By written by Daniel S.    June 10, 2013   

  Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to Parkway Central's Philbrick Hall team. Patrice is the new Teen Center Specialist, and she'll be hanging out in the Teen Center… continue reading Meet Patrice!

By written by Dena    April 22, 2013   

March 10-16 is Teen Tech Week @ The Free Library of Philadelphia and we’re calling on all Philadelphia teens to take a minute to check in at their Library or Hot Spot. We have tons of fun… continue reading It's Teen Tech Week!

By written by Daniel S.    March 8, 2013   

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