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A panel from Hazel Newlevant's exposé of queer uprisings found within Be Gay, Do Comics!. All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! Last week… continue reading LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels

By written by Shelley R.    October 13, 2021   

Start your journey to college at the Free Library! This school year, the Field Teen Center will be hosting a series of virtual SAT and College Prep workshops for teens . College Financial Aid… continue reading SAT and College Prep Workshops

By written by Kris L.    October 12, 2021   

October is LGBTQ History Month ! A lot of straight and/or cisgender people like to treat gay people like we didn't exist until  Ellen Degeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997 ; and as if… continue reading We Were Always Here: LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction

By written by Shelley R.    October 1, 2021    1

Many students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are wondering what the upcoming school year is going to look like. The Free Library is here to help you!   Back to School Basics The first day… continue reading Back to School Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers

By written by Emily S.    August 23, 2021   

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   

August is  Family Fun Month , and we think the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Whether you're looking for outdoor in-person or virtual events or suggestions for… continue reading It's Family Fun Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2021   

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021    9

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in… continue reading Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

By written by Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see… continue reading Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

By written by Emily S.    March 23, 2021   

This blog post was written by Becky Shaknovich, Department Head of Parkway Central Library's Children's Department and Field Teen Center . Becky was a member of Cohort 7 of the Skills… continue reading Storytime Pivots During COVID Times

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    March 3, 2021   

Looking for YA titles that celebrate Black lives? Dig into these recommended #OwnVoices reads! Whether you’re into short stories, fantastical worlds, hard-hitting realistic fiction, or… continue reading Recommended YA Reads for Black History Month

By written by Emily S.    February 22, 2021   

Ask a teen if they have a favorite poem and the answer may surprise you. Young people are experts in self-expression, and what higher form of self-expression is there than the poem? It probably… continue reading Repetition, Rhythm, and Sometimes Rhyme

By written by Catherine M.    February 10, 2021    1

Planning and hosting the Free Library's Social Justice Symposium for young people has become an important tradition at the Philadelphia City Institute Library . We held the first Symposium in… continue reading The Social Justice Symposium Turns Five!

By written by Erin H.    December 21, 2020    1

This winter, Free Library Youth Services are working together to bring your family stellar virtual programming through the socially-distant holiday season and beyond. For the Whole Family Enjoy an… continue reading Winter Programming for Children and Families at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    December 11, 2020   

High School selection season is upon us—the window for students to select a Philadelphia School District High School is open now through November 6. The Literacy Enrichment Afterschool… continue reading The Philly High School Choice Website Is Now Online!

By written by Bryan B.    October 29, 2020   

The fall season is upon us, and along with turning leaves and back-to-school resources, the Free Library is here to help you and your family learn, grow, and play every day. For the Whole Family… continue reading Fall Programming for Children and Families

By written by Emily S.    October 28, 2020   

Each October, the Young Adult Library Services Association celebrates TeenTober . It’s a nationwide celebration which "aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round, innovative teen… continue reading Check Out All of the Field Teen Center's Virtual Programs and Online Resources This TeenTober!

By written by Kris L.    October 23, 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

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

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020    1

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