Tagged children's programs

Creating on a Budget with Recycled Crafts

Summer is looking a little different this year without in-person programming at the Free Library. As someone who lives for summer arts and crafts programs, I’m sure I’m not the only one itching for some quality craft time…

Summer of Wonder - Week 5: Pride Dress Up Day, Adventure Journals, Independence Day, and DIY Ice Cream!

Celebrate Pride Month , Independence Day, and your own creativity as the Summer of Wonder continues this week! Beat the summer heat and learn to keep cool without AC ! For a special treat, make DIY ice cream with LEAP ! Join us Daily…

Summer of Wonder – Week Four: Healthy Sexuality Workshops, Queer Authors and Playwrights, Drag Queen Storytimes, and Virtual Museum Tours!

The Summer of Wonder continues as next week we are highlighting all of our great Pride month virtual programming! Also, we've updated our Summer Camp Challenge page with a video playlist for training resources and information to add…

Summer of Wonder – Week Three: Virtual Concerts, Therapy Dog Storytimes, Summer Crafts, and Juneteenth Celebration!

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! It's been a challenging school year, to say the least, so let's celebrate with some fun activities…

Summer of Wonder – Week Two: Maker Crafts, Animation, Storytimes, Trivia, and Yoga!

The first week of Summer of Wonder has already flown by! Join us on Facebook for Week Two, June 8 through 12! Mondays: Imagination Station Share your feelings with the world by designing and making emoji charm bracelets and keychains.…

Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Virtual Summer of Wonder!

Feeling at a loss for learning this summer? Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a new virtual Summer of Wonder experience for you! What’s Your…

Making Sense of Food Scraps

by Nourishing Literacy  staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in resourceful ways. Tamar Adler, the highlighted…

Shake Things Up with Baby at Home!

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. For those of us with young kids, it means interrupted routines and the increased need for at-home stimulation and entertainment. My daughter Yuri is a…

Information and Ideas for Youth and Family Remote Learning

The  Nourishing Literacy team is thinking of our school student friends, their loved ones, and the incredible community of Philadelphia teachers. We are sending wishes of health and peace during this unusual time in our world.…

The Rainbow Pantry... with an Equally Colorful Playlist!

Have you seen a rainbow lately? Maybe you have noticed one after a recent April shower, or maybe you have spotted rainbow artwork displayed in windows of buildings and homes. For many people, rainbows have been a supportive symbol of…

Window Birding

With the current quarantine for Covid-19 affecting Pennsylvania, many parents are looking for fun, educational activities for their children. One activity worth exploring is window birding . Due to the seasonal change, birds around the…

In the Kitchen with Children and Youth

Involving youth of all ages in the kitchen is a great way to help open up young minds to new foods. Check out our ideas that don’t need a knife or other sharp tools. And remember, before chopping it up in the kitchen, check…

Mighty Writers Workshops Help Teach Kids How To Write at Greater Olney Library

Last spring, once a week for three weeks, students at the Greater Olney Library played guitars and wrote their own songs. Laughter could be heard from our upstairs meeting room as the students learned how to play specific notes, and…

Black History Month | A Boys Booklist for Toddlers!

Have you been on the lookout for children’s books with little faces like the ones you love? This booklist offers ten of our favorite children’s books, from Coretta Scot King Book Award winners to magnificently illustrated…

Explore Black History with Your Family at the Free Library!

The Free Library is proud to honor Black History Month ! We’ll be celebrating, learning, and reflecting together, with a multitude of programs for the whole family at neighborhood libraries across the city. Explore local history…

Come Out for Sundays on Stage this Winter Season!

If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage , you’re really missing out! One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series features talented performers from all…

New Autism 365 Collection at Wynnefield Library!

We are happy to announce the new Autism 365 Collection at the Wynnefield Library! Autism 365 was an idea that Ethel Funches, LA1 and Mary Kachline, LA3, came up with to make Autism Awareness 365 days a year and not just during…

Kick-Off Black History Month with Philadelphia’s African American Children’s Book Fair

At a moment of growing awareness around the importance of representation and diversity in children’s books , the African American Children’s Book Fair continues the effort it has been devoted to for nearly three decades:…

Y is for Youth

Philadelphia is a wellspring of inspiring young people, with our innovative communities and the creative spirit of the city bringing out the best in many of our young leaders. Today, we would like to give back! Have you been thinking…

Tacony Library Celebrates Community Through Their Events

Blog post author Allison Wysong is a Children's Librarian at Tacony Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Although we're headlong into the winter holidays, today we want…