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New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

There’s a lot to explore this December with a mix of new titles coming to the Free Library's shelves! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Twelve Dinging Doorbells by Tameka Fryer Brown; illustrated by Ebony Glenn Every holiday,…

Books to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American…

Picture Book Highlights | Saying Sorry

Learning when and how to apologize is a critical skill. Apologizing is not an easy thing to do, but it is such an important and necessary behavior in any social situation: among friends, family, and communities. It’s also a way to…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

We are grateful for these new titles arriving on our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Symphony for a Broken Orchestra: How Philadelphia Collected Sounds to Save Music by Amy Ignatow; illustrated by Gwen Millward The…

Picture Book Highlights | Dealing with Worry

We all worry from time to time, and that can be a good thing, especially when it helps us plan and prepare. But sometimes, one can worry too much. For instance, worrying about things that haven't even happened, or worrying about…

Picture Book Highlights | Pumpkin time!

Fall has begun and that means...it’s pumpkin time! As I walk around the neighborhood, I have started to see pumpkins outside supermarkets and door stoops. Trips to pumpkin patches are being planned, and one can find pumpkins of…

Celebrating Reading Promise Week With Books That Promise A Good Read

Reading Promise Week, where Philly celebrates reading, is this week! You can join in the all ages fun at book block parties celebrating young readers at events citywide during the week of October 10-17, 2022, organized by Read By 4th,…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda…

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month/Celebrando El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

Whether poetry, biographies, sci-fi, historical fiction or more, these middle grade titles are just some of what’s available, highlighted for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) and beyond.…

Picture Book Highlights | 18 Great New Latinx Picture Books

It's time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place this year from September 15 through October 15. We'd like to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of Latinx authors and illustrators in recent…

Picture Book Highlights | Grandparents Day

Here in the United States, Grandparents Day is celebrated one week after Labor Day. And what a lovely day it is! Grandparents are caregivers, teachers, comrades in play, and a time machine to the past. They can offer time,…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by…

Picture Book Highlights | Back to School!

It's hard to believe summer is almost over, isn't it? But the good news is that a new school year is about to start! There's something exciting about beginning fresh another year of learning. Perhaps you're going back to…

Picture Book Highlights | Summertime

We've got a few more weeks of sweet summertime to warm up our days and bring with it all sorts of fun outdoors activities! I'm very keen on summer, as you can see here and here . So what do I have for you this year? Check out…

Picture Book Highlights | Water

Did you know that water makes up 71 percent of our world and is a vital component of all forms of life on Earth? Look at a globe and you’ll see our continents surrounded by oceans. When seen from space, our planet looks blue due…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August. Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat; illustrated by…

Picture Book Highlights | National Ice Cream Month

Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month! There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days of the year. Here are some picture books…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

This July we are exploring summer treats going down the shore, world travel, escaping into sweet love stories, and possibly, battling our own clone! A little something for everyone in the following recommendations of new titles! Young…

Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist for additional titles available at your…

Picture Book Highlights | Father's Day

Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or as quiet day filled with longing and memories.  For all those celebrating Father’s Day, together or apart, here’s a…