Tagged Free Library staff

Philadelphia City Institute Staff Help with Food Distribution

Since the COVID-19 crisis shut down libraries, several Philadelphia City Institute staff members have been directly assisting neighbors and community members by helping with food distribution throughout the city. Sheryl Wright, 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.…

We Love Our Free Library Staff!

Free Library staff at Tacony Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association  (ALA) in celebrating  National Library Workers Day  and the real heroes behind…

Meet Your Library Staff: Faith Smallwood - Regional Operations Center

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Faith Smallwood, an Administrative Assistant at the Regional Operations Center…

Introducing the Everything Teen Center at Northeast Regional Library!

Attention teens in Northeast Philly!  It's time to rediscover the Northeast Regional Library ! The Everything Teen Center is a brand new section of the library just for teens, ages 12 to 19. Located on the second floor, the ETC…

Short Books for the Shortest Month!

With the shortest month of the year upon us, how about a book list full of short yet spectacular fiction reads to match? You’ll be sure to whiz through these stories in no time, and the limited page counts (with each title…

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…

New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center

Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center , one of the new public library spaces…

We are HIRING Librarians!

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you a librarian with a Master's Degree? If so, please consider these community-focused librarian positions housed within a large, municipal…

My Top Five Free Library Moments of 2019

Can you believe 2019 is almost in the books? It has been a big year for us here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and with December winding down I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on and celebrate some of my favorite…

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…

Meet Your Library Staff: Brandon Waddington – Kensington Library Digital Resource Specialist

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Brandon Waddington, a Digital Resource Specialist at the Kensington Library .…

Honor the Past, Embrace the Future: Exploring Services for Veterans and Their Families

Blog post author Nina Coffin is a Librarian in the Social Science & History Department at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Prior to joining the staff of…

Reflections on Year 2 of Skills for Community-Centered Libraries

Blog post author Lynn Williamson is the Chief of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Library Services Division, the Project Manager of “Skills for Community-Centered Libraries,” and a participant in Cohort…

Meet Your Library Staff: Dawn Silva - Nicetown-Tioga Library Municipal Guard

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Dawn Silva, who serves as the municipal guard at the Nicetown-Tioga Library on…

Inter-Library Loan Department Surveys Patrons

Blog post author Dan Ryan is a Library Supervisor in the Inter-Library Loan department at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. A library’s Inter-Library…

Ah, the First Day of School...

Today is a big day, Philly! It marks the first day of school for the School District of Philadelphia , as the 2019-2020 school year is now officially underway! To celebrate, a few of our trusty Free Library staff members are sharing…

Music Department and Culinary Literacy Center Collaborate on Programming

Naquawna Letman is a Library Assistant at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Exploring Music and Food through the Senses is a program that introduces…

Gardening for Kids Programs Grow Community Connections

Meredith McGovern is a Librarian at Falls of Schuylkill Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. As a children’s librarian, I work with our youngest patrons. Many of the…

Engaging Community Partners in Program Planning

Claire L. Hand is an Adult/Teen Librarian at Wynnefield Library and a participant in Cohort 2 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. During library staff’s initial introductions to potential community partners,…