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Something very special is happening on Monday, April 8 : a total solar eclipse will cross North America from Mexico to Canada! After April 8, the next solar eclipse viewable from… continue reading Get Ready for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8!

By written by Jennifer E.    April 1, 2024   

There are lots of new titles for all ages to explore this spring at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Sami's Special Gift: An Eid al-Adha Story Sami worries… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April

By written by Rachel F.    March 26, 2024   

April is Autism Acceptance Month ! In 2008, the United Nations declared April 2 as  World Autism Awareness Day . Learn and explore the wide world of neurodivergent minds with great… continue reading Explore Neurodiverse Programs and More at the Free Library

By written by Yona Y.    March 26, 2024    1

Since its official designation in March of 1987, Women’s History Month has become a time to celebrate the valuable contributions and achievements of women throughout American history, across… continue reading Celebrating Women’s History Month with Philadelphia Authors

By written by Erin S.    March 6, 2024   

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) When I Wrap My Hair by Shauntay Grant,… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    March 5, 2024   

It’s the 50 Anniversary of the blaxploitation film Foxy Brown starring Pam Grier . The film is credited for revolutionizing the way women were portrayed in cinema. To celebrate this… continue reading Pam's Picks: Favorite Books of Legendary Actress Pam Grier

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2024    6

Check out these new titles coming to the Free Library's catalog in February! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storytelller by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    January 31, 2024   

Bright and early on January 22, while many of us were still sleeping, breakfasting, or commuting, librarians and other youth literature enthusiasts gathered excitedly in person at the… continue reading The 2024 Youth Media Award-Winners

By written by Jennifer E.    January 26, 2024   

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) I’m Going to Build a Snowman by Jashar Awan When a little boy wakes… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Rachel F.    December 29, 2023   

It's the 12th annual list of my favorite books — the 2023 edition! This year was a good reading year; I read over 300 books for the first time since 2019 (although my TV watching… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2023

By written by Dena    December 27, 2023    1

The Parkway Central Children’s Department has a fun tradition of giving our favorite books very specific awards crafted just for them, and here they are! These are our best reads of 2023.… continue reading The Central Children's Department Best Books for 2023

By written by Administrator    December 27, 2023    1

As the holiday season bears down upon us with what feels like (almost) no warning, we will soon ring in 2024 as if this past calendar year were just a blink of an eye. While it may feel like it… continue reading The Top Titles Checked Out from the Free Library in 2023

By written by Bridget G.    December 13, 2023    1

The holidays are a great time to support local businesses! No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, Philly's commercial corridors are the perfect place to check off your… continue reading Shop Small in Philly for the Holidays

By written by Birch M.    December 12, 2023   

At the Free Library, we believe that the holidays should be a time filled with warmth, wonder, and shared experiences for everyone, regardless of age or interests. With this in mind, we've… continue reading Handpicked Holiday Entertainment for All Ages From Our Catalog

By written by Bridget G.    November 29, 2023   

We are grateful for these new titles arriving on our shelves this fall!   Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) A Letter for Bob by Kim Rogers Ever since the day Mom and Dad brought Bob home from… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Rachel F.    October 26, 2023   

October is National Women’s Small Business Month! Women business owners and entrepreneurs are invaluable to our economy and necessary for it to flourish and thrive. This month, and all… continue reading Women-Authored Books on Business and Entrepreneurship

By written by Birch M.    October 16, 2023   

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. This month we’re highlighting 15 women-owned small businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. From board games, to books,… continue reading 15 Philly Small Businesses To Support For National Women-Owned Small Business Month

By written by Birch M.    October 10, 2023    1

October 1–7 is Banned Books Week , and this year's theme is " Let Freedom Read! " This important observance began in 1982 in response to a surge in book challenges in… continue reading Let Freedom Read: It's Banned Books Week!

By written by Bridget G.    October 2, 2023    3

Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library of Philadelphia has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Rachel F.    September 29, 2023   

As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Vamos! Let's Go… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    August 30, 2023   

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