Tagged Neighborhood Libraries

Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from June 20–22, 2024

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other Free Library amenities. The following neighborhood library…

Updated Hours of Service at the Free Library

Throughout the Summer of 2024, select Free Library locations will remain open on Saturdays starting July 6, 2024. The following neighborhood branches, along with Parkway Central Library , will be open on Saturdays this summer from 10:00…

Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and transgender youth, as one of many valued…

Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has become an annual event. Teens and…

28 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the April 23, 2024 Primary Election

Primary Election Day is  Tuesday, April 23, 2024 , and 28 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Remember: anyone in line by 8:00 p.m. is…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Workshops

Philly Career Launch Career Exploration Workshop sessions will take place this April, May, and June at various Free Library locations  and community sites throughout Philadelphia. Have you experienced job disruption over the…

Frankford Library Renovations Set for Completion in 2024

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s efforts to restore Frankford Library in Northeast Philadelphia are on track for completion in 2024. Renovations to the library will include updates to the lobby, basement, facade, outdoor area,…

Six-Day Service Beginning at More Neighborhood Free Library Branches

The Free Library of Philadelphia is actively restoring six-day service to more of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves; more libraries will be added soon. Beginning …

Social Services Offered by the Free Library

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office hours in neighborhood libraries, lead…

Six-Day Service Beginning at 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the return of six-day service at 10 of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves, so more libraries will be added soon.…

30 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election

Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023 , and 30 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Remember: anyone in line by 8 p.m. will be…

New Hours at Free Library Locations Now in Effect

The Free Library is excited to announce an update to our hours of operation in many neighborhood libraries, as well as Parkway Central and its departments! These changes are in effect as of  Monday, October 16, 2023 .…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or want a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your future. Join us for a Philly Career…

Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from July 27–29, 2023

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. The following neighborhood library locations will…

10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches for the summer. Beginning Saturday, July 8 to August 26, 2023 , the following branches will be open from…

Free Library Event Highlights: Week of April 3, 2023

Happy April! As spring is upon us, we're looking ahead to next week's event schedule for fun, no-cost, and informative events at your local Free Library branch. Enjoy a free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone, learn about…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or wanting a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your future. Join us for a Philly Career…

Library Card Sign-Up Month | Flippy's Adventures: A Week in the Life of a Free Library Card

Howdy, folks! I am one of the many Free Library of Philadelphia Library cards that Philadelphians use in their neighborhood libraries throughout the city. Because I am a part of the Free Library of Philadelphia, that is, the F-L-P, you…

Free Library and Rebuild: Building Stronger Communities One Park, Recreation Center, and Library at a Time

Free Library staff recently took the time to chat and answer some of our Library-specific Rebuild questions. Read their insights and enthusiasm about what Rebuild (Rebuilding Community Infrastructure) will bring to select libraries in…

A Week in the Life of Flippy, a Free Library Card | Library Card Sign-Up Month

Howdy! I am a Free Library of Philadelphia Library Card. Since I am an important part of the Free Library of Philadelphia system, that is the F-L-P, you can call me Flippy for short. I am but one of hundreds of thousands of Library…