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Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Hora de cuentos en español

Se invita a toda la familia a visitar nuestra biblioteca para compartir cuentos, rimas y canciones. El programa se dirige principalmente a niños y niñas pre-escolares. Para más información: Sara Palmer,…

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

PreK Storytime

Dance, listen, and sing along in this story time for independent movers. Stay after story time for a make and take craft. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Baby Storytime

A lap-sit storytime with stories, songs, and bounces for babies and their caregivers. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Charles Dickens: Part of the Hands-on History Series at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Charles Dickens: Part of the Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most successful writers of the nineteenth century, achieving international fame during his own lifetime. The…

Hora de cuentos en español

Se invita a toda la familia a visitar nuestra biblioteca para compartir cuentos, rimas y canciones. El programa se dirige principalmente a niños y niñas pre-escolares. Para más información: Sara Palmer,…

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Preschool Play and Storytime

Groups and families with children ages 3-5 are invited to our Thursday morning Play and Storytime to read, play and explore with other children. Storytimes are held at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. These programs are supported by a grant from…

PreK Storytime

Dance, listen, and sing along in this story time for independent movers. Stay after story time for a make and take craft. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Music and Movement Storytime

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at…

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

Baby Storytime

A lap-sit storytime with stories, songs, and bounces for babies and their caregivers. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Music and Movement Storytime

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at…

Pre-K Storytime

Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Playtime following storytime. Older siblings are always welcome. For additional information, please call or email Miss Liz at 215-685-1899 / gardinere@freelibrary.org.  

LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

Books featuring LGBTQ characters and voices within children's fiction.

Let's Talk About Consent: 3rd - 6th Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades 3rd - 6th.

Let's Talk About Consent: PreK - 2nd Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades PreK - 2nd.

Explore Your World

Explore your senses, your house, and the world around you.

Books with a Beat

Picture books with rhyming or musical text that can be read or sung.

Bedtime Books

"Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright. May the moon's silvery beams bring you sweet dreams. Close your eyes now and rest, may these hours be blessed. 'Til the sky's bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn."

Winter Holidays

Great books to share and learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and New Year's.

Ramadan Picture Books

Read all about Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and celebrate Eid al Fitr with these great books.

Easter

Easter fun for kids of all ages!

Three Kings Day

Stories about Three Kings Day, the joyous last day of the Christmas holiday.

The Books We Loved Growing Up

What books did Children's librarians read when they were kids? We've picked some of our favorites for you to enjoy!

Silly Books

Books that are guaranteed to make Toddlers and Preschoolers giggle : )

Survival Stories

Tales of abandonment, danger, and perseverance.

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Books by the famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Homeless Children

Stories about children and their families dealing with homelessness.

Pretty, Pink Princess Books that Won’t Make Parents Puke

The answer to the question: “are there any books about pink princessey girls that aren’t awful (meaning, I suppose, no Barbie paperbacks, no damsel-in-distress type situations, nothing too vapid)?”

Children's Books about Adoptive, Foster or Blended Families

Handpicked by Children’s Librarians all over the Free Library, this book list features the best picture books, nonfiction books, poetry and more that help parents introduce their children to different kinds of families, including foster…

Good Days and Bad Days

We all have Good Days and Bad Days. Here are some books that will entertain kids no matter how their day is going.

Penguins

Have fun reading and looking at books about penguins!

LGBTQ Picture Books

Books for children of LGBTQ parents, or for little brothers and sisters of LGBTQ teens. Revised 4/2019

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Student Resources In Context

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Research in Context *

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Research In Context offers…

Popular Music Library

Popluar Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk,…

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

Literature Criticism Online

This extensive compilation of literary commentary represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres. Covers Children’s, Classical, Contemporary, Drama, Poetry, Shakespearean,…

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical,…

Kid's POWER Library *

Quickly find the best resources for children and students from Power Library, Pennsylvania's state run library resource center

Kids InfoBits *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

Jazz Music Library

This resource will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online. This release includes 4,933 albums and 59,860 tracks. It and is growing regularly.

Homework Help Online

Online Homework Help tutoring services available including Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English); Skills Building; Test Prep; State-aligned skills building; and a 24-hour writing lab.

Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House: To the Future, Ben Franklin! with Natalie Pope Boyce

Mary Pope Osborne is the prolific author of the beloved Magic Tree House series of children’s books. Featuring time-traveling brother and sister Jack and Annie, the wildly popular books have been translated into nearly three dozen…

Kirsten Gillibrand | Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak. On the eve of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduces children to ten…

Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as…

Junot Díaz | Islandborn

Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , the “unruly, manic, seductive” ( Esquire ) multigenerational tale of a cursed Dominican family. He is also the…

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

Watch the video here . Matt de la Peña was awarded the Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street , a children’s book that highlighted volunteerism, income inequality, and other topics not often addressed by the…

Jennifer Weiner | Little Bigfoot, Big City

Watch the video here . Jennifer Weiner is the “funny, fierce, feisty” ( Glamour ) no. 1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen novels that dive headlong into the ups and downs of relationships, careers, and family…

Douglas Brunt | Trophy Son in conversation with Megyn Kelly

Watch the video here . In conversation with Megyn Kelly, host of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Ghosts of Manhattan , Douglas Brunt’s New York Times bestselling debut novel about a flawed but highflying Bear Stearns bond trader, took “a…

Evelyn Coleman | Freedom Train

It’s 1947, and twelve-year-old Clyde Thomason is proud to have an older brother who guards the Freedom Train—a train that is traveling to all forty-eight states carrying the country’s most important documents, including the Declaration…

Jamie Lee Curtis | This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From

One of film’s most compelling presences since her screen debut almost 40 years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis’ diverse résumé includes roles in Halloween , Trading Places , A Fish Called Wanda , Freaky Friday , and True Lies , for which she won…

Jacqueline Woodson | Brown Girl Dreaming

The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s…