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This month, in celebration of Indigenous, Native, Aboriginal, and First Nation peoples, we will follow some notable hashtags, making waves for people seeking relatable content in the pages of a… continue reading Indigenous Reads for Children and Teens

By written by Gennifer R.    November 14, 2019   

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

By written by Mary Marques    November 5, 2019    1

This year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) declared the month of October: TeenTober ! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight Teen Services in libraries nationwide. This… continue reading What Will You Discover at the Free Library This TeenTober?

By written by Kris L.    October 28, 2019   

Every year, Great Schools Philly hosts the Philly High School Fair , an opportunity for students to find the schools that fit the futures they want to build. For the third year in a row, the Free… continue reading Philly School Fairs Help Fulfill Needs and Goals of Students

By written by Gennifer R.    October 10, 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!

By written by Shayna M.    October 4, 2019   

Now that the new school year is up and running, LEAP would like to welcome students back to school! LEAP provides a safe and supportive afterschool environment for school-age patrons grades K… continue reading What's New with LEAP?

By written by Emily S.    October 3, 2019   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 2019    1

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and… continue reading Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Shari K.    June 4, 2019    12

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall… continue reading The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

By written by Kris L.    May 2, 2019    2

Guess what? The Field Teen Center at the Free Library officially opens to the public on April 12, 2019! The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway… continue reading The Field Teen Center is Ready for You!

By written by Kris L.    April 3, 2019    1

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed… continue reading LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

By written by Molly B.    March 21, 2019   

It’s still early in the race for the presidency 2020, but already we have 4 (four!) women candidates for the presidency: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala… continue reading Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

By written by Monica C.    March 12, 2019   

Turn the page to a new season with the Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge ! Readers of all ages—whether individually or as part of a classroom or group —can create accounts… continue reading Look to Spring with the Spring Reading Challenge

By written by Molly B.    March 11, 2019    3

Teens at the  Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) Library are diving deep into big issues this month through the Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) program . Program participants are… continue reading Teen Reading Lounge at PCI Library Tackles Big Social Issues Through Book Discussions

By written by Erin H.    February 4, 2019   

Are you looking for activities to keep your children engaged over Winter Break? Check out these diverse programs taking place in Free Library locations around the city. We have events for… continue reading Check Out These Fun Free Library Programs Taking Place Over Winter Break

By written by Molly B.    December 26, 2018   

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