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Banned Books Week | Conflagration

As we close out our Banned Books Week 2018 coverage , here's a "Fun" fact: According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom , at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100…

Banned Books Week | Internet Censorship and Banned Websites Awareness Day

Not only does Banned Books Week celebrate and advocate for the fREADom to express and share all types of knowledge of the written word, but also raises awareness of another type of censorship that takes place—the overly…

Submit Your Short Story for the PLA's National Writing Contest!

From Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – will be accepting submissions of original works of short fiction for a…

Banned Books Week with the Free Library

This week, as we join the American Library Association (ALA) in recognizing Banned Books Week , we are reminded that the Free Library of Philadelphia—and all public libraries—serves as a beacon of informational freedom in…

Jerry Pinkney Day

Jerry Pinkney is a rock star. His fans tend to be of the toddler-variety, but he has legions of older die-hard devotees of his work as well—mostly parents, nannies, and a lot of librarians. This week, a new fan is…

Make Your Voice Heard Today On Net Neutrality

As I wrote back in May, the fight for Net Neutrality has picked up considerable steam with the recent FCC proposal that would allow a “fast lane” of preferential treatment through which cable conglomerates and content…

READ On

Here in the Communications and Development department, we’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Oprah, Rosie O’Donnell, and Denzel Washington hanging out. Okay, fine, not literally - they’re on our walls courtesy of the American Library…