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While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with… continue reading Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

By written by Jennifer E.    March 25, 2020   

Here today gone tomorrow is sometimes the fate of digital content. Paid subscription services such as Netflix add and drop titles monthly. Are your favorite titles disappearing from Netflix?… continue reading Are Your Favorite Titles Disappearing from Netflix?

By written by Susanna W.    March 6, 2020    2

It’s early March and the Philadelphia Flower Show has just opened – a clear sign that spring is near! The spring equinox, which will arrive on March 19 this year, marks a new season,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spring is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    March 5, 2020   

Our adult selections for March are decidedly serious and topical, dealing with opioid addiction, racial bias, and living under despotism... while our teen and children’s selections are full… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    February 28, 2020   

I know its Black History Month, and we have a ton of programs  and resources  to share and celebrate, but February always makes me think of the title of N.K. Jemisin’s… continue reading Visions of Black Future Month During Black History Month

By written by Rachel F.    February 21, 2020   

Ah those intense feelings of first love and sexual awakening – how heady and confusing and exhilarating! In ye olde school times when I was growing up, any books (or movies or television… continue reading Consent is Romantic!

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2020   

Back in 2018, Denene Milner, children’s book writer and publisher, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times lamenting the scarcity of children’s books that "celebrate the… continue reading Celebrating Everyday Experiences of Black Children and Families

By written by Monica C.    February 6, 2020    6

These new titles coming to a library near you in February are, for the most part, inspirational, speak out against injustice, and strive for a better world. And then there’s the film Doctor… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Paul A.    January 31, 2020   

With the shortest month of the year upon us, how about a book list full of short yet spectacular fiction reads to match? You’ll be sure to whiz through these stories in no time, and the… continue reading Short Books for the Shortest Month!

By written by Alix G.    January 31, 2020    1

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we turn our attention towards ebooks and the news that in 2019, the Free Library reached the 1 million+ ebook checkout mark ! And it would seem… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Year, New ebooks!

By written by Peter SM    January 30, 2020    1

It’s that time of the year. where winter has just started and with it more cold days and colder nights. Looking for something to warm up your heart and tummy? How about soup? Making soup… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mmm, Mmm, Soup!

By written by Monica C.    January 22, 2020   

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 10, 2020   

A new year and decade has arrived; time to take stock of where we are and begin anew.  May we suggest some inspirational children’s titles, and a new book by Martha Stewart to help you… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Paul A.    January 2, 2020   

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of… continue reading 19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2019   

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

By written by Dena    December 30, 2019    1

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again – time for a new installment in the Star Wars movie universe! I’ve written before about my Star Wars excitement (that I’m sure… continue reading New Star Wars Teen Fiction to Read Before The Rise of Skywalker!

By written by Rachel F.    December 16, 2019   

As the days get shorter, stay cozy at home with one of these December selections coming soon to a neighborhood library near you.   Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade) The Cool Bean written by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

By written by Tara M.    December 6, 2019   

Here at Donatucci Library, we are thrilled to welcome back Alycia Larson also known as "the Geography Lady" to present an inclusive holiday program called Lights Around the World today,… continue reading Donatucci Library's Lights Around the World and Holiday Book Recommendations

By written by Sunita B.    December 5, 2019   

As another year draws to a close, another frenzied holiday season arrives—and what better way to say no to the madness than by saying yes to a compelling book? December is not just the month… continue reading December Is Read a New Book Month

By written by Clare F.    November 29, 2019   

It’s all there in the name: Thanksgiving is about gratitude, it’s about paying attention, noticing all the good things in our lives and in the world, and choosing to be thankful.… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Thanksgiving Edition

By written by Monica C.    November 27, 2019   

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