Tagged neighborhood libraries

Lovett Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lovett Memorial Library  will reopen its doors on…

Tacony Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Tacony Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday,…

Lillian Marrero Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood hub, located at 601 W. Lehigh Avenue,…

Sister City: Students Encounter Incheon, South Korea at the Library

This October, first and second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program (a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia) got a unique glimpse into the life and culture of one of…

#OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Many Philadelphias – A Close-Up on Philly's Neighborhoods

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having moved there from Greenville, North…

Logan Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333 Wagner Avenue, has been reimagined as part…

Four Reimagined 21st Century Libraries Reopening in November and December

We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony , and Lovett Memorial libraries have been…

I Visited Every Free Library Location and Here’s What I Learned...

When I came aboard at the Free Library of Philadelphia in March of this year as Chief of Staff, I set a goal to make it to all 54 neighborhood library locations . It was important to me to do so for a number of reasons. My hope was to…

Independence Library Welcomes Interactive Children's Theater Performances for Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is almost upon us—an annual national series supported by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs that aims to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of…

Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities

This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events embracing the civic dialog among the…

Health Lending Library Now Available in South Philadelphia

The South Philadelphia Library has added a new collection: the Health Lending Library . The first items in this new collection are electronic blood pressure monitors and food scales. These items will now be available for checkout in…

Our Summer of Wonder is Almost at an End : (

With the end of August comes the end of this year’s Summer of Wonder . But what a summer it’s been! We’ve sleuthed with the best at the The Rosenbach , written our own stories at Roxborough Library , discussed what…

Summer Food Service Program and Neighborhood Libraries Help Keep Children Fed While School's Out

During the academic year, many of Philadelphia’s public school students receive subsidized meals from their school. When summer break rolls around though, where can Philly’s kids get a nutritious daily meal? The answer, as…

Meet Our Summer of Wonder Outreach Team!

The Summer of Wonder is happening across the city at every Free Library of Philadelphia location . It’s also happening online through the end of August. But did you know that the Summer of Wonder is also happening at daycare…

Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

August is Family Fun Month , and the Free Library has some ideas for you and your family to celebrate together, library-style! Check it out: Enjoy Oval+ programs in the newly-reopened Right outside of the Parkway Central Library on Vine…

Visit Eastwick Library's New Garden!

Eastwick Library has a new garden thanks to Bartram’s Garden and our area children. In partnership with Leslie Gale, Bartram’s Garden's educator, children have been busy this year planning, planting, and investigating…

A History Minute: Neighborhood Beginnings - Olney

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and Olney is a neighborhood of cultures. Today Olney is the most diverse  of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and its 5th Street business corridor serves recent immigrants from Korea,…

Halfway through the Summer? Already?!

Can you believe the Summer of Wonder is already halfway over? We can’t either. So far, we’ve danced with the Phillie Phanatic, built space ships, and learned how to knit. We’ve done yoga, played new instruments, and,…

Register Now for Science in the Summer

Even though school is out, we at the Free Library are committed to keeping children and teens learning all summer long. That’s why we plan the Summer of Wonder , which includes everything from LEGO building to mystery solving. But…

Ready, Set, Pokémon GO !

This summer the Free Library will team up with the Knight Foundation and Niantic , maker of Pokémon , to bring Pokémon GO to five select Philadelphia libraries! PHL17 recently visited Parkway Central Library and talked…