Tagged Literacy

New Adult Learning Titles in the Free Library's Catalog

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education, English Language Learner , and World Language support to the appropriate…

Languages and Learning: Adult Education at the Free Library

The Free Library’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity for all Philadelphians. You’re probably familiar with our many branches and departments, along with the incredible resources and…

Promoting Literacy with the Free Library of Philadelphia

National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and we encourage everyone to visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to celebrate this year’s theme: Ready, Set, Library! But first, let’s take a look at some local…

Helping Philly Youth "March" into Reading

March is designated as National Reading Month to not only celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss  — prolific author of beloved children’s books such as The Cat in the Hat , Green Eggs and Ham , and Horton Hears…

Enjoy Online Reading Challenges Year-Round!

You may have heard of our citywide  Summer of Wonder program full of activities, programs, and prizes for all ages, but did you know that the Free Library offers an  Online Reading Challenge  that runs all year long? And…

Request a Tutor With the Free Library

Do you need one-on-one help to sharpen your reading and writing skills? Then consider requesting a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library Tutoring Program pairs adult learners with trained tutors to help…

The Free Library Seeks Volunteer Tutors

Do you want to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then consider becoming a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library is looking for tutors to help adults strengthen their…

Leamos! Adult Literacy for Spanish Speakers

¡Leamos! es un curso gratuito de alfabetización con componentes en línea y presenciales que enseña a adultos hispanohablantes y analfabetos a leer y escribir en español. El curso consta de 43 lecciones…

The Community Impact Awards Are Canceled Due to Unsafe Air Quality Levels

Due to unsafe air quality levels we have canceled tonight's event. Following the recommendation of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to limit outdoor activities, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this…

Introducing the Languages and Learning Center’s Participant Advisory Board

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) is excited to introduce the members of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB) to the Free Library community. Our Participant Advisory Board launched in June 2021, inspired by a similar project at…

Adults CAN Learn to READ

Would you like to teach adults to read? There are many people who need this help and very few places where they can get it. The Free Library is dedicated to advancing literacy for all. To this end, the Library's Languages and…

Adult Literacy Book Club's Winter Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

2021's Words of the Year

Words mean things. We communicate with them, express ourselves with them, define and describe our surroundings and world with them. In the 21st Century, in the absence of physical reference books, we also look them up through online…

Introducing World Language Tutoring

Would you like to learn a new language for an upcoming vacation? Or would you like to share the love of your language with someone? As the New Year approaches, the Languages and Learning Center is providing the opportunity for you to…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

The Adult Literacy Book Club's Latest Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't always have a lot of time…

Virtual Tutoring Programs Flourish This Spring

by Regina Schliep, Logan Library Work-Study Student During this unusual school year, some neighborhood libraries  have joined forces with local schools and community organizations to support virtual tutoring programs for…

The Adult Literacy Book Club’s New Book Selection

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center  and the Center for Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! One of our book club…

2020's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

As we wind down 2020, I have a few choice words that I can think of to describe the year... but none that would be appropriate to print here. Luckily for us, Merriam-Webster added plenty of new words and definitions —over 500 to…

Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting books! Don't have a lot…

BE/LONGING Exhibition

BE/LONGING is a polyphonic exhibition on the longing, belonging, and connection that library spaces in Philadelphia can inspire. Featuring work by artist Joanne Grüne-Yanoff and curation by exhibitions curator Suzanna Urminska,…

Adult Basic Literacy Classes

Do you know an adult who wants to learn to read or write? We are offering FREE basic literacy course for adults to help them improve their basic skills. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email adultlearning@freelibrary.org.…

Preschool Storytime at Gateway to Brandywine St Park

Every Wednesday morning, meet us at the Gateway to Brandywine St Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement. This program is intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. For large groups or classes, please call to…

Adult Basic Literacy Classes

Do you know an adult who wants to learn to read or write? We are offering FREE basic literacy course for adults to help them improve their basic skills. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email adultlearning@freelibrary.org.…

Preschool Storytime at Gateway to Brandywine St Park

Every Wednesday morning, meet us at the Gateway to Brandywine St Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement. This program is intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. For large groups or classes, please call to…

Adult Basic Literacy Classes

Do you know an adult who wants to learn to read or write? We are offering FREE basic literacy course for adults to help them improve their basic skills. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email adultlearning@freelibrary.org.…

Preschool Storytime at Gateway to Brandywine St Park

Every Wednesday morning, meet us at the Gateway to Brandywine St Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement. This program is intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. For large groups or classes, please call to…

Adult Basic Literacy Classes

Do you know an adult who wants to learn to read or write? We are offering FREE basic literacy course for adults to help them improve their basic skills. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email adultlearning@freelibrary.org.…

Preschool Storytime at Gateway to Brandywine St Park

Every Wednesday morning, meet us at the Gateway to Brandywine St Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement. This program is intended for our friends ages 6 and under and their caregivers. For large groups or classes, please call to…

Preschool Storytime

Come join Ms. Dee for songs, movement, and stories most Fridays at 11:00 a.m.! Stay awhile for playtime afterward.  This program is intended for children ages 2 - 6 and their caregivers.

Storytime at Clark Park

Join us in Clark Park  by the playground (43rd St & Chester Ave.) for outdoor storytime! Bring a blanket & snack & get ready to read, sing & dance! Storytime will take place at the library in case of inclement…

Fun in the Shade!

Are you ready for some fun in the shade? Cool down with us on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm while we play, explore, build, create, and more each week!  This program will take place in our Story Hour Room and is intended for our…

Chinese Storytime - 中文故事時間

中文故事時間 Stick around for Chinese storytime! All are welcome to come read, sing and learn at our storytime entirely in Chinese. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Join us for books, songs & dancing! For ages 5 and under and their caregivers

Basic English Literacy

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English and does not know how to read or write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering a FREE basic English literacy course for adults to help them improve their basic skills in English. For…

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Independent readers and children who are learning to read are invited to practice their reading skills with a certified therapy dog from Comfort Caring Canines. Yes, you can pet them, too! Dogs will be accompanied by their handler…

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Come join Ms. Dee for songs, stories, rhymes and lap time most Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.! Stick around for playtime afterward.  This program is intended for ages 0 - 24 months, along with their caregivers.

Storytime

  Reading fun for your little one! Preschool-level stories. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.. Groups must call to make an appointment 215-685-1471

Leamos Spanish Literacy

Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn to read or write? Leamos™ (Let's Read) is a FREE Spanish literacy course that teaches adults how to read and write. For more information, call 215-868-8664 or email…

Leamos: clases de alfabetización

¿Conoce a un adulto que habla español que quiere aprender a leer o escribir? Leamos ™ es un curso gratuito de alfabetización que enseña a los adultos cómo leer y escribir. Para más…

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Check out our home user guide

Ready4K

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Overdrive World Languages eReading Room

Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, and other languages. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go.

OverDrive Sala de Lectura Electrónica en Español

Descargue libros electrónicos y audiolibros en español para niños, adolescentes y adultos. (Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish for kids, teens, and adults.)

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go.

BookFlix *

A digital literacy resource, for grades preK-3, that pairs animated stories with nonfiction ebooks to build a love of reading. Includes lesson plans for teachers and tips for caregivers

Dennis Yi Tenen | Literary Theory for Robots: How Computers Learned to Write

Dennis Yi Tenen  is an associate professor of English at Columbia University, where he also serves as co-director of the Center for Comparative Media. Affiliated with Columbia’s Data Science Institute, he is a former fellow at the…

Robert Darnton | A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution

Cultural historian Robert Darnton is the author The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History . His many other books include The Business of Enlightenment , Berlin Journal , The Case for Books , and The Devil in…