Posts in “national-library-week” (11)

by Nick Bunch Ding, ding!! HONK! Screeeeeech! That’s the sound of the Free Library Book Bike rolling into a community event near you! Warm weather is on its way and we can’t wait to… continue reading

By Administrator   April 10, 2019   

Today as part of National Library Week , we’re joining the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating National Library Workers Day and the real heroes behind who we are and what we… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 9, 2019    1

It’s here, it’s here! It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year: National Library Week ! Founded in 1958, this is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 8, 2019   

If you’ve spent time visiting any of the Free Library’s 54 neighborhood library locations or reading this blog , you know that we’ve got something for everyone. With over 25,000… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 5, 2019    3

We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We’ve got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 12, 2018   

Happy National Bookmobile Day ! Today we celebrate bookmobiles and those who ride/drive them and provide mobile library services to their communities. The Free Library has two different mobile… continue reading

By Link R.   April 11, 2018   

National Library Week , held annually during the 2nd week of April, recognizes the values of libraries in our communities. This national observance, which is sponsored by the American Library… continue reading

By Christina P.   April 10, 2018    2

In honor of National Library Week , we’re celebrating not just our beloved Free Library and its amazing librarians and staff, but the role of libraries in the 21st century. Chief among these… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 9, 2018   

I’ve always been a library lover. Free books! Being surrounded by towering shelves of words and characters and adventures! And if ever I learned that Philly friends had not visited a Free… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 13, 2017   

Because it is National Bookmobile Day , I’m here to dote on my favorite bookmobile—the Free Library Book Bike ! Last year the Free Library acquired two bicycle-powered mobile libraries… continue reading

By Link R.   April 12, 2017   

It is National Library Week ! First sponsored in 1958, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It is also a… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 10, 2017