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This Year's GLAAD Media Award Winners Are...

The GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on April 12 in Los Angeles and were broadcast on the LOGOtv network last night. The awards, now in their 29th year, honor the media for their fair,…

Best of the Worst in Film: The 2018 Razzie Awards

2018 marks the 38th time little golden statues have been awarded to films of a certain competence... and no, I'm not talking about the Oscars—I'm referring to the Razzies ! The awards, which consist of gold spray-painted…

Oscars 2018: From Book to Screen and Back Again

Another year, another Academy Awards. This Sunday, March 4 marks the 90th(!) Oscars ceremony, sure to have plenty of pomp , pageantry , and now more than ever, politics . Some will tune in for the glamour , some for the gossip . Some…

Here are the 2018 Youth Media Awards Winners!

Earlier this month in Denver, CO, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen to receive Youth Media Awards . The American Library Association's…

Wolf in the Snow & Little Red Riding Hood

I was so excited when I heard the announcement that Matthew Cordell had won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow . While not a retelling of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood , the inspiration for the book came from an…

Read by 4th Program Recipient of Barra Award!

Read by 4th is proud to announce we have been selected as a recipient of a 2018–2019 Barra Award ! Our campaign joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will receive $50,000 in grant…

Best of the Worst: The 2017 Razzie Awards

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm a little tired after watching this weekend's wild awards ceremonies. And no, I don't mean The Oscars (although, #envelopegate would get my vote for "Best Dramedy"!).…

The Academy Awards: Bingo, Ballots, and Books!

The Academy Awards, also referred to as the Oscars, will be broadcast on Sunday, February 26. This is the biggest night of the year in my household. We host a party every year and have a blast with trivia, bingo, costume…

The 2016 Free Library of Philadelphia / Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation Recipients Are...

We here at the Free Library, along with Drexel University, love to celebrate and honor our local partners who are dedicated to promoting high-quality children’s literature and championing children’s literacy. One way we…

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…

Free Library Receives NEH Challenge Grant

The Free Library of Philadelphia was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant that will allow it to establish a new type of programming endowment – a Community Humanities Endowment of…

Gene Luen Yang named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

On Monday, January 4, the Library of Congress (along with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader ) announced a new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—Gene Luen Yang, a graphic novelist and…

The Crossover: Plenty of Swagger, Lots of Praise

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is filled with lots of rhyme and reason.This…

Three Book Award Winners for Children to Check Out

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for your fuzzy best friend. Likewise, if you…

Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered by the American Library…

2014 National Book Award Winners

The 65th National Book Awards took place on November 19th and featured appearances by Fran Lebowitz , Steve Martin , Rudine Sims Bishop , Garrison Keillor , and many other distinctive voices of American literature who have previously…

The 2014 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation Winner Is...

illustrator and author Matt Phelan from Ardmore, PA! The award was presented this month at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference . Matt is an illustrator and author of many books for young readers, including the…

Science Fiction Award Season!

Last weekend was a big one for Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, as the Nebula Awards were announced in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia’s own Samuel R. Delany, Professor of Creative Writing at Temple, was named Grand Master.…

Youth Media Awards have been announced!

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a highly anticipated event in which the…

LEAP's DREAM@50 Contest Winners

Today marks what would have been the 84th birthday of Nobel Prize winning activist and Civil Rights Leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The DREAM@50 is a tribute series that was held throughout 2012 and continues into 2013, commemorating…