Posts in “summer” (79)

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Marian Sosa spent the summer volunteering for the Free Library, with Youth Services , the Summer of Wonder , and on Philadelphia's Play Streets . Here is what she had to say about her… continue reading A Summer of Service: What I Learned on Philly's Play Streets

By written by Administrator    November 17, 2021   

Whether it is eating ice cream, swimming, or visiting your neighborhood library, there are so many great summer pastimes. One of the most exciting parts of summer is listening to all the… continue reading Best Summer Albums Through the Decades

By written by Inaara S.    September 2, 2021    1

Sunday Fundays, a program series of stories and songs featuring mindfulness, meditation, and movement in celebration of Jewish culture, is a partnership between Folkshul and the Free Library.… continue reading Sunday Funday Yoga Storytime with Folkshul

By written by Becky S.    August 17, 2021   

Beans bring a lot to the table! Taste, color, and flavor are among their positive qualities. They add nutrition to meals, containing protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These burgers in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | How Have You Bean?

By written by Shayna M.    August 6, 2021   

Tomatoes are available in different sizes and colors—canned, dried, powdered, juiced, sauced, or fresh—and can be found in many different recipes and preparations. The tomatoes in the… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Talking About Tomatoes!

By written by Shayna M.    July 30, 2021   

What does summer time make you think of? There are as many responses to that question as there are fireflies on a drowsy summer evening, but one of the first things I think of when it comes to… continue reading Pie High Summer!

By written by Jeff B.    July 29, 2021   

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, to head to the beach (or a heavily air conditioned reading nook) and dive into some fun reading! Here are some new and newish books that are perfect… continue reading Summer Reading with Dena!

By written by Dena    July 26, 2021   

After the postponement of the 2020 Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the torch will be lit once again this year as the rescheduled Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan starting today,… continue reading Local Athletes Competing in the Summer Olympics

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2021   

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! From access to books and… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    July 19, 2021    1

It’s beach time! Grab your bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, and go to the beach. Here are some books to get you in the mood for some sand, sun, and fun!   Board Books Beach Baby… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go to the Beach!

By written by Monica C.    July 15, 2021   

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog post suggesting books that can help kids feel comfortable playing in the water. Some of us have no problem getting in the water from the get-go, while others need a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Fun in the Water!

By written by Monica C.    July 7, 2021   

Welcome to the Summer of Wonder 2021! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and from June 1 - August 31, the Free Library will be sharing new ways to read, learn, and grow. Help us celebrate… continue reading Kick Off Your Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    May 25, 2021   

Do you have a young scientist at home? An endless Lego tower builder or a spaceship dreamer? A robot creator or future climate-change solver? Sign up for a new virtual summertime science adventure… continue reading Add Some Science to Your Summer with the Franklin Institute

By written by Emily S.    May 6, 2021   

In this unprecedented time, the Free Library has had a lot of firsts. We pulled together to bring you our first virtual Summer of Wonder with the help of librarians and library staff, camp… continue reading Looking Back on the Free Library’s First All-Virtual Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    September 11, 2020   

2020 Summer of Wonder poster In December, the Free Library and the design team at Mighty Engine put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher… continue reading An Interview with Deyania Sanders, the High School Artist Behind This Year's Summer of Wonder

By written by Emily S.    September 4, 2020    8