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If you have been to the Lovett Memorial Library recently, you have likely seen the Black Lives Matter book walk prominently displayed in its park. The idea came from Lisa Browne of Colorful… continue reading Lovett Library's Book Walk Continues the Conversation on Race

By written by Dana G.    June 23, 2021    2

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   

As part of our  ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Sunita Balija, who is a… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Sunita Balija, Children's Librarian and South Indian Classical Vocalist

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2020   

Happy Diwali Season! At Donatucci Library , we will be celebrating the Indian Festival of Lights on Friday, November 13, at 3:00 p.m. with stories, songs, crafts, and a stroll through our… continue reading Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights!

By written by Sunita B.    November 10, 2020   

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook… continue reading Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2020   

Thor and Loki aren’t just characters in the Marvel Universe —they are prominent figures in Norse Mythology, which includes the myths of Scandinavia from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.… continue reading Virtual Scandinavian Storytelling: Gnomes, Trolls, and Giants—Oh My!

By written by Echo P.    August 6, 2020    1

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

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and… continue reading Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

By written by Leigh U.    May 7, 2020   

We miss being with our library friends for in-person visits, but until our neighborhood libraries open again, we’re excited to bring you some of your favorite offerings online! … continue reading Find Online Events with Our New Virtual Program Listings!

By written by Kate C.    April 15, 2020    8

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking… continue reading Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2020    7

The Free Library is reading around town! Find a Free Library storyteller at the Christmas Village , the RiverRink Winterfest , and as always, Reading Terminal Market . Children, families, and… continue reading Winter Storytimes at the Free Library

By written by Gennifer R.    December 9, 2019    1

Philadelphia is soon to be lit up with the awe-inspiring glee of the opening of the annual Christmas Village, presented by Bank of America and located in LOVE Park. The open-air German Christmas… continue reading Welcome in the Winter Season with Free Library Storytimes at the Christmas Village!

By written by Gennifer R.    December 2, 2019   

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

What’s better than a fun Free Library storytime with your little one? How about a fun Free Library storytime complete with some of Philly’s most iconic eats just steps away?… continue reading Join the Free Library for a Storytime in Reading Terminal Market!

By written by Kate C.    April 18, 2019    3

¡Hola! My name is Mary and I will be your host on this extraordinary adventure. We will be flying for eight hours from the United States to one of the most historic countries in South… continue reading The World Traveling Trunk viaja a Sudamérica: ¡Bienvenido a Perú!

By written by Mary Marques    March 15, 2019   

Over the past two months, second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program, a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia, had a chance to… continue reading School and Library Partnerships: Florence, Italy at the Library

By written by Molly B.    March 14, 2019   

On a recent Monday morning,  Paul L. Dunbar School’s kindergarten storytime got a special guest—librarian Kayla H. from the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood library . Dunbar… continue reading Spotlight on School Storytimes: A Visit to Dunbar Elementary

By written by Jess P.    December 13, 2018   

The Free Library will be returning for another festive season of Storytimes at the Christmas Village ! Storytimes will be held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., starting today, November 28 and… continue reading Free Library Storytimes Are Back This Holiday Season at the Christmas Village in Philadelphia!

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 28, 2018   

In the summer of 2017, Kristen Albee, a local mom who regularly attends Pre-K Storytime with her daughter at the Queen Memorial Library in Point Breeze, fostered a connection between the library… continue reading South Philly Storytime Partnership Blooms – Literally!

By written by Liz G.    October 15, 2018   

"Meet you at the goat!" This common refrain can be heard from parents and caregivers all around the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Billy the Goat, a statue in Rittenhouse… continue reading Philadelphia City Institute Library Welcomes Billy the Goat!

By written by Erin H.    September 17, 2018