Posts in “literacy” (36)

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

By Becky F.   June 23, 2017   

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

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

By Becky F.   June 9, 2017   

On Sunday, May 21, the Free Library’s Sunday Literacy Program  ended its pilot year with a Family Celebration program at the eleven libraries hosting Sunday Literacy. At the Family… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   May 31, 2017   

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

By Becky F.   May 26, 2017    1

We are thrilled that  Stories Alive , a partnership between the Free Library Prison Services program and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, has been successfully up and running for more… continue reading

By Micaela G.   March 27, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to expand our Sunday Literacy program, now at eleven of our neighborhood libraries ! This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to… continue reading

By Jenn D.   March 16, 2017   

by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading

By Administrator   November 21, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to pilot a new Sunday Literacy program at five of our neighborhood libraries. This program offers drop-in assistance to students struggling to read in… continue reading

By Jenn D.   November 2, 2016    3

It’s that time of year again—the beginning of fall when temperatures start to fall and the pumpkin spice must flow. That means it’s almost Teen Read Week —the week of… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 11, 2016   

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 8, 2016    2

After 13 weeks of learning, building, playing, dancing, and reading all across Philadelphia, we've reached the end of this year's Summer Reading program! Our last weekly raffle winners… continue reading

By Becky F.   September 2, 2016   

Parkway Central is hosting a Social Justice Symposium for Teens on Monday, August 29th and if you are a high school student who is passionate about your Philadelphia community and care about… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 23, 2016   

Alohomora! The newest installment of the spectacularly popular Harry Potter series has just been released and it’s getting rave reviews from everyone who’s picked up a copy. Since… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 17, 2016   

The Free Library’s Summer Reading program in our neighborhood libraries is coming to a close after a super successful season of game playing, dancing, reading, and much more! Having… continue reading

By Becky F.   August 4, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading team has eleven Outreach Specialists this year assigned to different neighborhoods across the city. With the goal of promoting literacy while school… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 27, 2016    1

How can literacy be used for social change? At the recent International Literacy Association conference in Boston, this question was addressed at an impromptu session for literacy specialists and… continue reading

By Carrie K.   July 21, 2016    2

We’re halfway through our Summer of Wonder here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and we’re hearing lots of success stories from our neighborhood libraries across the city. Here are… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 20, 2016   

By Becky Friedman and Ann Pearson Summer officially began on Monday, June 20th, but the Free Library’s Summer Reading Program has already been in full swing! We kicked off our Summer of… continue reading

By Ann P.   June 24, 2016   

In December, the Free Library announced an impactful pilot program and partnership with the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). We are pleased to report that our focused effort to reach out to… continue reading

By Titus M.   June 15, 2016