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For Pride Month this year, we’re highlighting one of the most entertaining programs that we offer— Drag Queen Storytime ! I interviewed Ian Morrison (a.k.a. Brittany Lynn) and Amy… continue reading Spotlight on Drag Queen Storytime

By written by Kamilah C.    June 9, 2021   

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 18, and many of our  neighborhood libraries  will again serve as designated voting locations. These libraries will be closed for library… continue reading 37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places for May 18 Primary Election

By written by Kate C.    May 3, 2021   

Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

By written by Rebecca M.    April 14, 2021    2

29 weeks, 374.25 miles, 56 libraries*. That’s the tremendous endeavor Free Library patron and supporter Carolyn Redmond accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic—to travel to all of… continue reading 29 Weeks, 374.25 Miles, 56 Libraries: A Library Patron's Journey

By written by Jamie K.    March 4, 2021    5

The Logan Library is proud to host the Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence portrait exhibit now through December 30, Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. This exhibit will… continue reading Souls Shot: Victims of Gun Violence Portrait Exhibit On Display at Logan Library

By written by Lynne H.    November 3, 2020    1

If you do not plan to vote by mail, please plan to vote at the polls on  Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 ! Despite COVID-19, many of our neighborhood libraries will again be designated as… continue reading 37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in 2020 Presidential Election

By written by Jenn D.    October 27, 2020    1

People have had a fascination with haunted houses for centuries. This year, the Torresdale Library has taken their Haunted House online! These spooky places fill us with chills as spirits and… continue reading The Torresdale Library... is Haunted!

By written by Mike F.    October 26, 2020   

When we reflect on the highly unusual Summer of Wonder 2020 , one highlight stands out for the staff at the North Central Cluster of Libraries – making and sharing Grab ‘n Go… continue reading Summer Outreach in the North Central Cluster

By written by Catherine M.    September 16, 2020    2

Parkway Central Library Children’s Department is excited to present its first-ever Mutual Aid Fair! Central Children’s is teaming up with Youth Services, Read by 4th , the Art… continue reading Free Library Mutual Aid Fair

By written by Kate E.    August 17, 2020   

One of the many challenges experienced by librarians and teachers during quarantine has been connecting with the young people in our communities. How are young people feeling? What are they… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement: Youth Street Art

By written by Catherine M.    August 5, 2020   

Something I love about storytelling is the way it brings people together. That is the very reason it can be hard to come by in our current world of social distancing. Many storytellers, including… continue reading Take a Story Stroll and Enjoy a Book in a Brand New Way!

By written by Rachel R.    August 3, 2020    1

The last several months have felt and looked different for all of us, and we have missed seeing you all in our neighborhood libraries. While the Free Library continues to follow federal, state,… continue reading Limited Services Now Available at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    July 27, 2020    14

How do we engage with our communities during a pandemic? In particular, how do we engage creatively with the goal of affecting social change? These questions have been at the forefront of our… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement and Social Change Through Art

By written by Catherine M.    July 13, 2020   

Lillian Marrero Library , under the leadership of Branch Manager Mieka Moody, has been named the 2020 winner of ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation ! Branch Manager… continue reading Lillian Marrero Library Wins ALA's Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation!

By written by Administrator    July 6, 2020    5

Voting in the  Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, is going to be different in Philadelphia this year, as the Philadelphia Inquirer   recently noted , because of… continue reading Five Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in Primary Election

By written by Jenn D.    June 1, 2020   

Since the COVID-19 crisis shut down libraries, several Philadelphia City Institute staff members have been directly assisting neighbors and community members by helping with food distribution… continue reading Philadelphia City Institute Staff Help with Food Distribution

By written by Erin H.    May 5, 2020    1

The Queen Memorial Library is excited to announce the launch of a new Teen Space on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.! Stop by for food, games, and fun as we celebrate the culmination of… continue reading Celebrate the Opening of the New Teen Space at Queen Memorial Library!

By written by Liz G.    March 9, 2020    3

Blog post author Ben Remsen is a Library Supervisor at Kingsessing Library and a participant in Cohort 2 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. November 29, 2019, marked the… continue reading Kingsessing Library Celebrates 100 Years with Fine Forgiveness Jubilee!

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    March 5, 2020   

Happy (almost) Leap Day! That’s right, tomorrow is that special bonus day that comes around once every four years. The date of February 29 is added in various solar calendars, including the… continue reading Spend Your Leap Day at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 28, 2020   

Please note: All Census Champion Trainings from now until March 30 have been cancelled.   Do you want to work toward a better future for our city? Are you a trusted member of your community,… continue reading 2020 Census: Get Involved at the Free Library!

By written by Clare F.    February 20, 2020    1

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