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The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and… continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020   

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and… continue reading Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

By written by Leigh U.    May 7, 2020   

The Free Library has a number of electronic resources to support your learning remotely. If your GED or HiSET classes have been postponed or if you have not gotten around to registering for… continue reading Four Digital Learning Resources to Help You Prepare for the GED or HiSET Test

By written by Rachel H.    April 14, 2020   

As we wind down the year that was 2019 and look forward to a new decade beginning in 2020, librarians, wordsmiths, Scrabble players, and those who are just looking to add some new flavor to their… continue reading 2019's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 27, 2019   

As the weather changes, there's no better company than reading a good book in a cozy space. Running from November 25 to February 29 , our Winter Reading Challenge invites readers of all ages… continue reading 'Tis the Season for the Winter Reading Challenge

By written by Gennifer R.    November 25, 2019    3

There could not be a more natural community-centered initiative pairing than the Paschalville Partnership ’s Community Catalyst Initiative and Read by 4th . Last month, these initiatives… continue reading Community-Centered Groups Come Together to Promote Literacy in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2019   

by Guest Author: Naomie Nyanungo  - Senior Director, Office of Adult Education       If you are an adult education practitioner or adult learner in Philadelphia, you are… continue reading Congratulations on the Launch of the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Naomie N.    September 18, 2019   

September is Adult Education Month and the Free Library is excited to announce the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the… continue reading Announcing the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Liz A.    September 16, 2019    1

In addition to Library Card Sign-Up Month (woo-hoo!), September is National Literacy Month! As you would expect, literacy is very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core… continue reading We're Here For You During National Literacy Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 10, 2019   

¿Conoces a un adulto hispanohablante que necesita ayuda para aprender a leer y escribir? Estamos aceptando estudiantes adultos en la biblioteca de Kensington para un curso gratuito de… continue reading Leamos en la Biblioteca: ¡Clases de Alfabetización! Leamos @ The Library: Spanish Literacy Class!

By written by Lindsay S.    August 27, 2019   

Dreaming of summer? We know your children and students are, too. But did you know that over the summer, students can lose three months of reading skills gained in school? This loss can make it… continue reading Preparing for Summer with the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 9, 2019   

Turn the page to a new season with the Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge ! Readers of all ages—whether individually or as part of a classroom or group —can create accounts… continue reading Look to Spring with the Spring Reading Challenge

By written by Molly B.    March 11, 2019    3

Storm Rhodes is a Library Assistant at the David Cohen Ogontz Library , and a member of Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training. In this post, she shares what she has… continue reading Expanding Legal Literacy in Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    February 6, 2019    1

by Erme C. Maula, Read by 4th Reading Captain Heading into my Reading Captain training, I didn’t know what to expect. I had wanted to get involved in my community by doing something that I… continue reading Checking in with a Read by 4th Reading Captain!

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2019   

We are excited to share the news that the Free Library will be at the African American Children's Book Fair again this year! Founded and organized by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, the African… continue reading Free Library Participating in 27th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

By written by Molly B.    January 25, 2019   

Starting January 6, Literacy Lab will return to Northeast Regional Library for the 2018-2019 school year! Previously piloted as the Sunday Literacy Program during the 2016-2017 school… continue reading January Launch for Literacy Lab at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Molly B.    January 3, 2019   

As we wind down the year that was 2018 and look forward to what 2019 may have in store, wordsmiths, Scrabble players, and those who are just looking to add some new flavor to their vocabulary can… continue reading 2018's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 28, 2018   

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