Posts in “summer-reading” (106)
Summer is on its way, once again. If you will be working with Philly kids at an existing summer camp program, we welcome you to join us in the Summer Camp Challenge! Whether it’s your… continue reading Join the Summer Camp Challenge!
By written by Emily S. March 3, 2023
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
Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The… continue reading Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe
By written by Emily S. August 5, 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
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
Summer is a time of growth, fruit, and bloom, when life on this planet feels abundant and vibrant. It might be a season when we feel more aware of other beings living alongside us, even here in… continue reading Join Science in the Summer to Be a Biologist!
By written by Emily S. May 4, 2022 3
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when the birds begin to sing and educators, caregivers, and camp leaders start to wonder: what is this summer going to hold? If you’ll be… continue reading Summer Camp Challenge is Back!
By written by Emily S. March 17, 2022
Last year, the Free Library put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher encouraged her to submit her designs and she was selected to be our… continue reading An Update from Our Summer of Wonder Teen Artist Deyania Sanders
By written by Emily S. August 10, 2021
The Parkway Central Children’s Department has been having loads of fun in the sun this summer, with outdoor programming in Shakespeare Park, including storytimes on weekday mornings and… continue reading I Love My Curls Author Janay Anderson Closes Out Summer of Wonder 2021
By written by Becky S. August 2, 2021
Summertime is here and the Free Library is offering incredible outdoor and virtual programming! This July marks the second summer we’ve spent during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we gather… continue reading Q&A with Christina Holmes | Children's Summer Programming at Blackwell Regional Library
By written by Inaara S. July 16, 2021 2
Summer is here, and we know you’re ready for some fun! Whether you’re looking for outdoor, in-person programs or virtual adventures, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder has got… continue reading Summer of Wonder | Program Highlights for Families
By written by Emily S. July 13, 2021
The Parkway Central Children’s Department is excited to announce a series of outdoor author visits for Summer of Wonder 2021! Please join us in kicking off this summer's festivities with… continue reading Readers and Dreamers: Kick Off Summer of Wonder with Local Author Stephany Coakley
By written by Becky S. June 2, 2021 1
Youth Services and Programs (YSP) is a division of the Free Library of Philadelphia that provides programs and services for families and educators across all of our Neighborhood Libraries and… continue reading Youth Services and Programs at the Free Library
By written by Emily S. May 28, 2021 1
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
Free Library Youth Services is excited to announce a new Summer Camp Challenge season! Are you working with the youth of Philadelphia at a camp program this summer? The Free Library is here to… continue reading Sign Up Now for This Year's Summer Camp Challenge!
By written by Emily S. March 30, 2021
The first Saturday of February is Take Your Child to the Library Day! This holiday , invented by two librarians, encourages families to make a trip to their neighborhood library with their young… continue reading There’s Always Something New to Discover at the Free Library!
By written by Emily S. February 5, 2021
When we reflect on the highly unusual Summer of Wonder 2020 , one highlight stands out for the staff at the North Central Cluster of Libraries – making and sharing Grab ‘n Go… continue reading Summer Outreach in the North Central Cluster
By written by Catherine M. September 16, 2020 2
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