Tagged Summer Reading

Summer of Wonder - Week 11: Pilates, Family Food and Wellness, Jazzy Ash, and a Virtual Animal Encounter!

As the hot days of summer linger, the Summer of Wonder brings you creative crafts, food for thought, and much-needed moments of self-care. Find a new way to chill out on August 15 for National Relaxation Day ! Turn your eyes skyward…

Take a Story Stroll and Enjoy a Book in a Brand New Way!

Something I love about storytelling is the way it brings people together. That is the very reason it can be hard to come by in our current world of social distancing. Many storytellers, including some of our wonderful librarians, have…

Summer of Wonder - Week 10: Virtual Yoga, Teen Café, Mario the Maker Magician, and #ToshokanFLP!

August is arriving, and the Summer of Wonder is here to keep your days filled with virtual learning and fun. If fresh air is more your style, why not explore a local park ? You can even find a shady spot to dig into your favorite read…

Summer of Wonder - Week 9: Play Streets, Spray Parks, Ice Cream, and DIY Face Masks!

Looking for some outdoor family fun or fresh ways to stay cool during this Summer of Wonder ? Find Play Streets , summer camps , spray parks, and food sites near you ! And in our opinion, it’s never too late to celebrate National…

Summer of Wonder - Week 8: Virtual Ballet, Read to a Therapy Dog, Crafting with Clay, and the Philly Goat Project!

As temperatures climb, the Summer of Wonder is here to bring you opportunities to learn something new, exercise your creativity, participate in your community, or rest and recharge. Cool off at a spray park near you ! Follow Read Baby…

Summer of Wonder - Week 7: Minecraft Club, Interactive Music, Museum Adventures, and Social Justice Workshops!

The virtual Summer of Wonder has something fun for everyone! Is your summer menu in a rut? Sign up to Learn from the Chef with the Culinary Literacy Center . Missing the Field Teen Center ? Sign up for their Virtual Teen Reading Lounge…

Summer of Wonder - Week 6: Mindfulness Meditation, Coding for Kids, Recycled Arts and Crafts, Virtual Storytimes, and Musical History!

The Summer of Wonder marches into week six, and we're here to help you keep your spirits up! Struggling to explain social distancing to a child in your life? Check out this hula-hooping video from Free Library Early Learning .…

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…

Wonder at Widener Library

Summer at Widener Library has included a whirlwind of educational and entertaining programs, ranging from subjects like science to art and nearly everything in between! Thanks to our friend Miss Goda, who drew upon her impressive…

There’s Still Plenty of Summer Fun, Creativity, and Learning at the Library Throughout August for Children and Teens!

It’s no secret that the Free Library of Philadelphia loves summer! Summer is a time for playing, exploring, and relaxing. Summer gives us time to learn new things and do what we love. There’s freedom to try something…

Literacy Works!, WorkReady Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Youth Network Create Teen Literacy Coaches in Neighborhood Libraries

The Literacy Works! 2019 program is underway! Provided by the Free Library of Philadelphia and funded by WorkReady Philadelphia, Literacy Works! is a 6-week summer program employing nearly 100 teens, known as Teen Literacy Coaches, at…

Delving into the Science of Me

In the midst of a heat wave, Science in the Summer continues to spark young minds! For over thirty years, the program has demystified the sciences with free, hands-on learning for students entering 2nd-6th grades, all the while…

Summer of Wonder at The Rosenbach

Another Summer of Wonder is here and The Rosenbach is again excited to offer free admission for families to the museum ! Once you step through the museum’s stately front doors, you’ll find a house filled with weird, wacky,…

Summer at the Free Library!

Now that summer is upon us, we hope you’ve got the Free Library on your mind! Whether you’re looking for something fun to do outside, plan to cool off at your neighborhood library location , or take us along on your vacation…

School's Out for Summer! Keep Cool at a City Pool, Sprayground, and Your Neighborhood Library!

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! Most thoughts and activities will turn to the outdoors, and when it's time to keep cool from that…

Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and completing learning challenges. But…

Virtual-Fun Fridays

Join us on our Facebook Page, Northeast Children's, every Friday for some virtual fun! Video demonstrations of crafts, and other activities.

#ToshokanFLP with Sara & Linda-Virtual

Join us for a weekly online conversation about anime, manga, and related media! We will discuss some of the resources offered by the Free Library, stories and genres we love best, and the different aspects that fandom can take. Please…

Virtual-Trivia Thursdays

Thursday Trivia : Every Thursday in August we will post a fun trivia question on our Facebook page Welsh Rd Library . On Friday, we will reveal the answer and highlight some books in the Welsh Road Library collection. 

Virtual Performance: Ants on a Log

Virtual show of original music from Philadelphia's own Ants on a Log, performing "music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness” This performance…

Virtual - Graphic Novel Book Club for Tweens

Do you like to read Graphic Novels?  If so, this book club is for you. Join Ms. Meredith to discuss our graphic novel of the month!  This month's selection is New Kid , by Jerry Craft.  It is available from Hoopla,…

Virtual Claymobile Visit

Join The Clay Studio weekly for a hands-on, virtual crafting session! Each week we will have a new lesson inspired by clay and a craft project using simple materials you likely have at home! We will meet on Tuesdays at 1 pm starting…

Virtual-Merry Mondays

Join us on our Facebook Page, Northeast Children's, every Monday for some virtual fun! Photographs and text of crafts, recipes, music ideas, and other programs that children and their parents can do!

Virtual-Fun Fridays

Join us on our Facebook Page, Northeast Children's, every Friday for some virtual fun! Video demonstrations of crafts, and other activities.

#ToshokanFLP with Sara & Linda-Virtual

Join us for a weekly online conversation about anime, manga, and related media! We will discuss some of the resources offered by the Free Library, stories and genres we love best, and the different aspects that fandom can take. Please…

Virtual-Trivia Thursdays

Thursday Trivia : Every Thursday in August we will post a fun trivia question on our Facebook page Welsh Rd Library . On Friday, we will reveal the answer and highlight some books in the Welsh Road Library collection. 

Virtual Performance: Yasu Ishida

Come join an adventure of Dreamer's Carnival, a virtual storytelling magic show! It is filled with stories, magic, Kamishibai (Japanese picture board storytelling), and origami! Take a sneak peek…

Summer Book Giveaway

Free Books & Pretzels! Free books will be given out to children and teens outside in front of the library. Come on out and enjoy a pretzel and pick up some books to add to your home library!

Virtual Program: Is It Real Life Or Is It Fanta-Sea?

Join our friends at Adventure Aquarium for a special online program. Participants will have the chance to explore the roots of folklore, legends, and myths about different animals. Where did the inspiration for unicorns and dragons come…

Virtual Claymobile Visit

Join The Clay Studio weekly for a hands-on, virtual crafting session! Each week we will have a new lesson inspired by clay and a craft project using simple materials you likely have at home! We will meet on Tuesdays at 1 pm starting…

Virtual-Merry Mondays

Join us on our Facebook Page, Northeast Children's, every Monday for some virtual fun! Photographs and text of crafts, recipes, music ideas, and other programs that children and their parents can do!

Books & Authors *

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless…

Elin Hilderbrand | The Perfect Couple

“The queen of the summer beach read” ( New York Post ), Elin Hilderbrand has captured the flavor, scenery, and people of Nantucket in more than 20 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Beach Club, The Matchmaker , and The…