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MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership during this nationally recognized Day of…

Languages and Learning Center | Hearing from Our Adult Learners

This week marks the launch of the  Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the individual learning goals of Philadelphia’s adults. For the past several months, we have…

Strange Statues and a Discovery in Parkway Central Library's Art Department

While riding on the El one afternoon, as the train wobbily drifted into 46th Street Station, I noticed a handful of people standing around in a vacant lot off to the side of the tracks and then I actually gasped when I realized that the…

Free Library Welcomes New Work Study Students

On Saturday, November 10, 34 students from several area colleges and universities gathered for a New Student Orientation held in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central. Students were welcomed by Debi Leonard, Work Study Program…

Skills Training for Community-Centered Libraries: Building Your Library Team

Our first cohort of staff members participating in the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training recently learned about and explored team roles and dynamics. Staff reflected on their own strengths and what attributes they bring…

Help Adult English Language Learners in Your Community by Volunteering to Tutor!

A version of this post was originally printed in the Southwest Globe Times on Friday, September 8, 2017.  In today’s employment landscape, English proficiency has become essential to economic opportunity. Adult English…

THANK YOU to Our Incredible Volunteers!

April is National Volunteer Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over the past year, more than 2,000…

Thank you to the Library's incredible volunteers!

April is National Volunteer Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over the past year, more than 2,000…

Thank you to our volunteers!

April is National Volunteer Month, and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over the past year, more than 2,000…