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Conversations Between Libraries and Communities Spark Program Ideas

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect of positive results.” One potential…

New eResources for All of Your Research Needs

Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of Philadelphia.   Through POWER Library, a…

Camp Play and Learn

Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child  entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn! At Camp Play and Learn, children will stretch their minds and…

Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops

In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the library system by Great Philly Schools .…

Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available on our website to get up to speed for a…

Hit the Books with the Free Library!

Now that the summer is drawing to a close, children, teens, and even adults are prepping for the start of the coming school year. We at the Free Library of Philadelphia are prepping, too! That is, we’re organizing events and…

When School's Out, Stay Cool with Awesome Activities at the Free Library!

While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds around the city will begin opening later this…

Back to School Resources for Teens at Parkway Central and Beyond

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the Free Library of Philadelphia has got you…

First Day of School

It’s school time again! For some, this will be their very first first day going to school. The first day of school is a day of many feelings: excitement, curiosity… and a little trepidation. It’s natural to…

Get Your School Year Off to a Great Start with These Online Resources!

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year?  At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available on our website to get up to speed…

School's Out for Summer! Stay Cool at a City Pool or Sprayground!

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and what better way to celebrate than to visit a local neighborhood pool or sprayground! City Pools will start opening up today at 4 p.m. and…

Free Library Internship Prepares Special Needs Students for Life After High School

Kyle Chilluti is the resident "book whisperer" at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Bustleton Library . The 17-year-old aspiring filmmaker from MaST Community Charter School gives a cinematic makeover to weekly book…

Help Build Better Schools: Take the District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey Now!

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of parents and guardians, community members,…

Need help funding your education? Visit the Regional Foundation Center!

Back to school (BTS) is in full swing. How will you fund BTS next year?  Now is the time for many families across the Philadelphia area to begin evaluating the best possible financial options and finding ways to offset…

Bulk Up on Back to School Resources

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help you—students of every age—succeed in the…

September 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another initiative to our ever-expaning roster, READ by…

3 Great Books to Read Before Starting School

Going to school is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience—whether it’s your first day of Kindergarten or you’re a wise, experienced third grader. Either way, having good conversations about what your child can expect…

Heading Back to School in a Library State of Mind

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our own report card, but to help you make the…

Featured Resource: Homework Help Online

A Free Library card is your key to countless resources, but few are as valuable to students as Homework Help Online .  Login with your Free Library card and PIN, register a username, and connect one-on-one with tutor via live chat.…

Back to School Jumpstart Campers Practice with the Experts

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to boost their reading and writing skills…