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Spring has sprung! Hooray! And what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar, on International Children's Book… continue reading April 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 2, 2014   

Is it Spring yet?! Even if Old Man Winter won't leave Philadelphia, we can at least "Spring Forward" with warm-minded and sunshine-themed activities, arts and crafts, books, and… continue reading March 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    February 27, 2014   

With the woeful winter weather we've been having so far this year in Philadelphia, you and the children in your life may have come down with major cases of cabin fever. What better way to… continue reading February 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 31, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading Youth Media Awards have been announced!

By written by Sarah S.    January 28, 2014   

Happy New Year! We're back after the holidays and ready to kick off a brand new year of great Early Literacy programs and events that emphasis Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing.… continue reading January 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 2, 2014   

Every year, the Free Library welcomes thousands of great volunteers who lend us their expertise and help our librarians and staff best serve all those who come through our door. One volunteer,… continue reading Spotlight On a Star Volunteer

By written by Michelle S.    December 3, 2013    1

Season's Greetings! We're back after the Thanksgiving holiday (and still eating delicious leftovers : ), Hanukkah is here, and Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the… continue reading December 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    December 2, 2013    1

Autumn is in full swing, full of colorful leaves and brisk air, and with it the November Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This… continue reading November 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 7, 2013   

It's the "Back to School Edition" of the Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!  We’ve been quite busy preparing… continue reading September 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    September 13, 2013   

Sundays on Stage - Fall 2013 Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity… continue reading Sundays on Stage Fall Performances!

By written by Rachel F.    September 11, 2013    1

The month of September happens to be the birth month of many children’s book authors and illustrators who have created wonderful books for preschoolers. Celebrate their lives and classic… continue reading September Birthdays

By written by Ruth G.    September 9, 2013    1

It’s back-to-school month! Your young child may be starting preschool for the first time this September. Help your preschooler get excited, or calm his or her worries, with these books… continue reading It's Time for Preschool

By written by Ruth G.    September 4, 2013    2

Is your child expecting a baby sister or baby brother at any minute? Are you wondering how to bring up the topic with a preschooler, or is your first or second grader wondering how babies are… continue reading New Kids' Book about Reproduction

By written by Joel N.    August 12, 2013   

It's the first of the month and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This month's calendar is once again full of… continue reading August 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    August 1, 2013   

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with your favorite “scoop” of Children’s books all about ice cream. Here are a few suggestions: Infants and toddlers will enjoy… continue reading Hooray for Ice Cream!

By written by Susan B.    July 24, 2013    1

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading Encourage Independence!

By written by Susan B.    July 1, 2013   

June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to get outside with your little one, enjoying the beautiful late spring/early summer weather. It can be as simple as a walk around the neighborhood.… continue reading It's Great Outdoors Month!

By written by Megan W.    June 5, 2013    2

May is here with its blossoming trees and warm, elongated days that make for the most enjoyable bike rides. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It's a great time of the year to… continue reading Break out the tricycles, May is National Biking Month!

By written by Kate E.    May 5, 2013    1

April is National Poetry Month! Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they… continue reading Preschool Poetry

By written by Sarah S.    April 8, 2013    2

Something scary is creeping up behind you… Getting closer every day… It’s HALLOWEEN! And if you’re anything like me, you’re putting off costumes until the last… continue reading Halloween Treats

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2012