Tagged neighborhood libraries

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…

Do More With Your Free Library Card!

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, and audiobooks from our  catalog , we wanted to take…

Join the Cobbs Creek Library for a Community Fair!

As Philadelphia students gear up to return to school at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library on Friday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. for a Community Fair . The Community…

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

by Lillian B. and Jake T. Afraid of shots or needles? Have questions about protecting your health? Get excited to learn with us this National Immunization Awareness Month ! Primarily, immunizations are most effective when given to…

Cooling Centers Open at Select Neighborhood Libraries Wednesday, August 11 Through Friday, August 13 During the Heat Wave

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 12:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 11. It will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 13, or longer if conditions merit an…

Seven Free Library Locations to Serve as Cooling Centers During Heat Health Emergency

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29. It will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, or longer if conditions merit an…

Lovett Library's Book Walk Continues the Conversation on Race

If you have been to the Lovett Memorial Library recently, you have likely seen the Black Lives Matter book walk prominently displayed in its park. The idea came from Lisa Browne of Colorful Stories . Following the racial justice…

Spotlight on Drag Queen Storytime

For Pride Month this year, we’re highlighting one of the most entertaining programs that we offer— Drag Queen Storytime ! I interviewed Ian Morrison (a.k.a. Brittany Lynn) and Amy Ignatow, a local author and parent.…

37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places for May 18 Primary Election

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 18, and many of our  neighborhood libraries  will again serve as designated voting locations. These libraries will be closed for library services and will be open only for voting. Polls…

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community box that I got from Christ Church South…

29 Weeks, 374.25 Miles, 56 Libraries: A Library Patron's Journey

29 weeks, 374.25 miles, 56 libraries*. That’s the tremendous endeavor Free Library patron and supporter Carolyn Redmond accomplished during the COVID-19 pandemic—to travel to all of the Free Library’s neighborhood…

Souls Shot: Victims of Gun Violence Portrait Exhibit On Display at Logan Library

The Logan Library is proud to host the Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence portrait exhibit now through December 30, Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. This exhibit will consist of portraits of victims of gun…

37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in 2020 Presidential Election

If you do not plan to vote by mail, please plan to vote at the polls on  Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 ! Despite COVID-19, many of our neighborhood libraries will again be designated as voting locations. These libraries will be…

The Torresdale Library... is Haunted!

People have had a fascination with haunted houses for centuries. This year, the Torresdale Library has taken their Haunted House online! These spooky places fill us with chills as spirits and ghosts slide through hallways, knocking…

Summer Outreach in the North Central Cluster

When we reflect on the highly unusual Summer of Wonder 2020 , one highlight stands out for the staff at the North Central Cluster of Libraries – making and sharing Grab ‘n Go Activity Kits. Thanks to materials from…

Free Library Mutual Aid Fair

Parkway Central Library Children’s Department is excited to present its first-ever Mutual Aid Fair! Central Children’s is teaming up with Youth Services, Read by 4th , the Art Department , and our Community Partners:…

Community Cultural Engagement: Youth Street Art

One of the many challenges experienced by librarians and teachers during quarantine has been connecting with the young people in our communities. How are young people feeling? What are they thinking about during this time? What…

Take a Story Stroll and Enjoy a Book in a Brand New Way!

Something I love about storytelling is the way it brings people together. That is the very reason it can be hard to come by in our current world of social distancing. Many storytellers, including some of our wonderful librarians, have…