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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   

Is your little one feeling sniffly and sneezy? Come check out some of these books, and you'll be sure to feel better soon! Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman Poor old… continue reading Take Two Books and Call Me In the Morning

By written by Sarah S.    October 9, 2012   

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading Happy World Turtle Day!

By written by Sarah S.    May 18, 2012    2

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading Fun With Wordless Picture Books!

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2012    4

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Your Library Next week, May 7 to 13, is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States, Children’s Book Week . Every year, we celebrate… continue reading Celebrate Children's Book Week

By written by Sarah S.    May 2, 2012    1

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading Introducing TumbleBooks!

By written by Sarah S.    February 8, 2012    1

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading Preschool Spotlight on... Margaret Bernardi

By written by Sarah S.    January 5, 2012    4

Calling all parents and caregivers! Want to learn some new techniques for fostering literacy skills in young children? Consider registering for the Books Aloud! program. This… continue reading 2011-2012 Books Aloud! Workshops Have Begun

By written by Sarah S.    October 20, 2011    4

Raising a Reader--Phonological Awareness Are you trying to raise a reader? One of the key skills young children develop on their way to reading success is phonological awareness, or the ability to… continue reading Raising a Reader: Phonological Awareness

By written by Sarah S.    September 21, 2011    2

Are you trying to raise a reader ? Even babies and toddlers who can’t talk yet are learning skills that will make them better and more enthusiastic readers. By inspiring and encouraging… continue reading Raising a Reader: how encouraging play wires stronger brains

By written by Sarah S.    April 19, 2011    3

Narrative skills-- the ability to tell or retell a story, or to narrate a series of events --are key pre-literacy skills that every child needs in order to become a motivated and successful… continue reading Raising a Reader: how picture books help develop narrative skills.

By written by Sarah S.    April 5, 2011   

Books Aloud! is the Free Library’s early literacy program. The goal of the program is to encourage parents and child care providers to READ, SING, PLAY, TALK, and WRITE with children in the… continue reading Early Literacy Sparks Life Long Learning

By written by Jennifer W.    February 1, 2011    4

This Sunday, January 30, Wonder Spark Puppets will visit the library to present the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The puppet show will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium. This… continue reading Puppet Show!

By written by Jennifer W.    January 25, 2011   

It’s been a week and people are still talking about the New York Times article titled " Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children ," which ran on October 7, 2010. From the more… continue reading Children and Reading

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2010   

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