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Nourishing Literacy is the Culinary Literacy Center ’s set of programs that connect youth, teachers, and caregivers to the library through educational cooking opportunities. We offer school… continue reading Nourishing Literacy 2019/2020 Registration Now Open to School Classrooms!

By written by Shayna M.    October 4, 2019   

Every year, the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts a Family Fest —a celebration just for children and their families in the historic Parkway Central Library . Open to the public, this very… continue reading Celebrate the Free Library at This Year’s Family Fest!

By written by Alexa L.    March 25, 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

Are you looking for activities to keep your children engaged over Winter Break? Check out these diverse programs taking place in Free Library locations around the city. We have events for… continue reading Check Out These Fun Free Library Programs Taking Place Over Winter Break

By written by Molly B.    December 26, 2018   

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book… continue reading It's Time for the Winter Reading Challenge!

By written by Molly B.    December 5, 2018    2

The library is excited to kick off a new school year with our littlest learners… we are looking at you, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Thanks to a generous investment from the Vanguard… continue reading Kicking off Literacy in Early Learning Spaces

By written by Devon L.    October 4, 2018   

We’ve been busy making friends and creating fun ways to learn together this Fall! Share stories, enjoy family time, and build memories with these 4 reading, writing, and technology events:… continue reading 4 Ways to Jump into Fall Learning with the Free Library!

By written by Elizabeth K.    October 1, 2018   

Ah, summer... The sun is out, the fountains are on, school is out, energy is high, and let's face it—for parents, this can be a challenging time. Here’s a list of things that are… continue reading Five Things To Do With Your Little Kids This Summer in Philadelphia

By written by Sarah S.    June 21, 2018    1

The weather is getting warmer, school is coming to a close soon, and the Summer of Wonder at the Free Library is almost here! Enjoy free activities and programming all summer long that support… continue reading Summer of Wonder: Explore! Discover! Read!

By written by Ann P.    May 29, 2018    1

Happy February, everyone! Let’s celebrate Black History Month with our favorite African American authors and illustrators. The recently published books linked to in this month's… continue reading February 2018 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    February 12, 2018   

Here at the Free Library, we often have parents ask us, "How can I help my child learn to read?" Of course, we know that sharing books with children helps to develop a love of reading,… continue reading Ready4K and Vroom: Early Learning Tips for Young Children

By written by Sarah S.    February 2, 2018    2

Happy New Year! Let’s start this new year right, by singing, talking, playing, writing—and of course reading—with our little ones! Not only did we celebrate New Year’s Day… continue reading January 2018 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    January 3, 2018   

Beginning December 15, 2017, the Free Library will host an all ages online Winter Reading Challenge. The program encourages participants to continue reading all winter long, and also provides… continue reading Announcing the Free Library’s All Ages Online Winter Reading Challenge!

By written by Barbara T.    December 14, 2017    6

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether you celebrate Hanukkah (December 12 – 20), the Winter Solstice (December 21), Christmas (December 25), Kwanzaa (December 26 –… continue reading December 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    December 1, 2017   

This month, we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month , and the unique contributions to children’s books made by Native/First Nations authors and illustrators. When you were little,… continue reading November 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    November 1, 2017   

October is here and we are fall ing into lots of fun and free Fall activities and events here at the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays throughout October include World Smile Day the… continue reading October 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    October 4, 2017   

Feel that cool fall air? That means it’s September, and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar! September is the time we head back to school (or start school for the first time) and begin to… continue reading September 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    September 1, 2017   

Have you been participating in the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder program? You still have time to sign up! The in-person program ends on August 4, but runs online through August 31. Sign up… continue reading August 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 1, 2017   

We all know that the 4th of July is Independence Day and that there will be celebrations involving food, but how about celebrating Chocolate Day on July 7 – yum! – or National Ice… continue reading July 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    July 3, 2017