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Throughout the Summer of 2024, select Free Library locations will remain open on Saturdays starting July 6, 2024. The following neighborhood branches, along with Parkway Central Library , will be… continue reading Updated Hours of Service at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    June 18, 2024   

To build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning, The Free Library is an advocate and valuable resource for students in and around the City of Philadelphia. The Free Library… continue reading Summertime Fun and STEM Enrichment at the Free Library

By written by Free Library Foundation    June 3, 2024   

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has… continue reading Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

By written by Vincent E.    April 24, 2024   

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held… continue reading The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

By written by Bridget G.    April 19, 2024    2

This summer has flown by, and believe it or not, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder is already wrapping up! We finished our in-person summer programming in branches on August 11, and our… continue reading That’s a Wrap on Summer of Wonder 2023!

By written by Emily S.    August 28, 2023    3

We may just be wrapping up the dog days of summer, but a new school year is just around the corner! For Philly families looking for school supplies, we’ve got some hot tips. Each year, the… continue reading Gear Up for Success With Back To School Giveaways!

By written by Emily S.    August 4, 2023    5

We here at Youth Services are so proud of our new teen hires! Thanks to PYN, they’ll be with us all summer long. What is PYN? The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) works with strategic… continue reading Teens Working at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    July 17, 2023    2

It’s summer, and whether you’re lying in a hammock, soaking up the sun at the beach, taking a road trip, or — and we hope this isn’t the case — taking SEPTA to work,… continue reading Enjoy These Free Library Author Events Podcast "Beach Reads"

By written by Jason F.    July 13, 2023   

Neighborhood libraries have been busy this summer happily welcoming our patrons! As we get back to full staffing levels and resume Saturdays at select branches , it has been so wonderful to… continue reading Summer of Wonder: We're Halfway Through!

By written by Emily S.    July 11, 2023   

It's July, it is hot outside, and what could be better than a trip to the beach? Imagine yourself spending a day in the sun, dipping into the ocean, playing in the sand, and having an… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | It's Beach Time!

By written by Monica C.    July 11, 2023   

Celebrate the Summer Solstice (Wednesday, June 21) with a full day of free musical programming at the Free Library! A variety of programs for all ages will be happening throughout the day at our… continue reading Enjoy a Full Day of Music at Parkway Central Library on June 21

By written by Jane L.    June 12, 2023   

We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Summertime

By written by Monica C.    August 22, 2022   

We're setting new Summer of Wonder records in 2022! Not only did we meet our Community Reading Minutes goal for the summer, we also blasted past all of our minutes-read milestones and… continue reading Celebrating Another Summer of Wonder

By written by Emily S.    August 15, 2022   

The Summer Readers of Philadelphia are on a roll. Just halfway through the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder, we’re more than halfway to our citywide online reading minutes goal! If… continue reading Halfway through Summer of Wonder 2022!

By written by Emily S.    July 14, 2022   

As the days get warmer in our area, we hope you keep the Free Library in mind as a great place to cool off!  Here are a few ways to beat the heat with us (and our friends around the City of… continue reading 6 Ways to Keep Cool with the Free Library and in Philly this Summer!

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2022   

This July we are exploring summer treats going down the shore, world travel, escaping into sweet love stories, and possibly, battling our own clone! A little something for everyone in the… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Rachel F.    July 8, 2022    1

Phew, the summer is heating up! As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures in our area, don't forget that the Free Library is a great place to cool off. Check your… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 30, 2022   

Summer is here, and along with the rising temperatures, the Summer of Wonder is heating up! In June, we kicked off Pride Month with a brand new Pride March right here in Philly, and we’re… continue reading Summer of Wonder is Heating Up!

By written by Emily S.    June 21, 2022    3

Everyone. Everywhere. The Summer of Wonder is all around you. It is happening at libraries and bus stops, at city parks and in camps, on PlayStreets, and in your very own homes. Everywhere you… continue reading Summer of Wonder Begins! | Everyone. Everywhere.

By written by Emily S.    June 2, 2022    1

There’s treasure in your neighborhood if you know where to look! Southwest Philadelphia families are invited to hunt down treasure troves of books to kick-off Summer of Wonder in June.… continue reading Start Summer of Wonder with a Treasure Hunt

By written by Rachel R.    May 25, 2022   

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