The Free Library has expanded available services at some locations, including in-building services, and programs are proceeding virtually. Please read our website for the latest service updates and available resources.
Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library , nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to…
continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box
written by Rebecca M.
April 8, 2021
As the pandemic enters its second year, online platforms and virtual learning continue to serve a critical role in our children’s education. Are you the caregiver of a currently enrolled…
continue reading Stay Connected with the School District of Philadelphia Parent and Family Portal
written by Jennifer E.
February 25, 2021
The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and…
continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students
written by Valerie S.
September 1, 2020
Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 4:59 p.m. "The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia ! CBWFLP Response to…
continue reading Race in the United States: Social Justice Virtual Workshops for Teens
written by Megan J.
July 7, 2020
On Thursday, April 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the unprecedented closure of K-12 schools for the remainder of the year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 . In lieu of…
continue reading Going the Distance: Remote Learning and Online Resources for Educators
written by Joe S.
April 24, 2020
Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning…
continue reading Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories
written by Mary Marques
November 5, 2019
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!
written by Shayna M.
October 4, 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
written by Jess P.
December 13, 2018
On Saturday, November 10, 34 students from several area colleges and universities gathered for a New Student Orientation held in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central. Students were welcomed by Debi…
continue reading Free Library Welcomes New Work Study Students
written by Administrator
December 7, 2018