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Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us for the final in our series of Kids Can Cook! classes at the Fishtown Library! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the Mobile Cooking Teacher. This program is…

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the Mobile…

Outdoor Storytime

Fridays from 12-12:30 in the courtyard, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. For ages 3 and up, but all ages welcome.

Sensory Storytime

Join us for Sensory Storytime. Please feel free to bring your own fidget or other sensory toy. Geared for ages 3 - 10, but others are welcome. Not the first Tuesday of the month (join us for our "All Our Stripes"…

Bilingual Storytime with Mr. Pagán

Children and their caregivers are welcome to come to listen to stories in English and Spanish with children’s librarian Mr. Pagán.    

Outdoor Storytime

Fridays from 12-12:30 in the courtyard, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. For ages 3 and up, but all ages welcome.

Juneteenth 365 Flag-Making

Learn about Juneteenth, Independence Day, and how it affected African Americans in Philadelphia. Learn about the symbolism of the Juneteenth Flag and other flags of liberation. Create your own real fabric flag with your own symbols.…

Outdoor Storytime

Fridays from 12-12:30 in the courtyard, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. For ages 3 and up, but all ages welcome.

Read to a Therapy Dog

Read to a Therapy Dog Read aloud to Ronan! This is perfect for new readers, struggling readers, or readers who want to gain more confidence in reading out loud. Each reader will get up to 10 minutes to read to Ronan. Please come in or…

Read Baby Read Storytime

“Read, Baby, Read” on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. This program is intended for our friends ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a…

Sensory Storytime

Join us for Sensory Storytime. Please feel free to bring your own fidget or other sensory toy. Geared for ages 3 - 10, but others are welcome. Not the first Tuesday of the month (join us for our "All Our Stripes"…

Snakes Alive!

Join snake expert Scott Prior to meet his favorite scaly friends as they visit the library. He'll share interesting facts about snake behaviors and habitats, and answer your questions. If you are brave enough, you can pet one!…

Story Drumming with Philly Talking Drums

Monday, June 10th at 4pm Boost skills in music, language and literacy while having fun!  Join us for an interactive program which combines reading with drumming.  This program is for school age children.

Kids Can Cook! with Keisha Prosser

Kids and Teens are invited to join us at the Fishtown Library one Monday each month at 4:00pm (6/10, 7/15 & 8/12) to help prepare and enjoy a meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka the…

PreSchool Dance Party!

Kids, dance the afternoon away with our favorite musician Jessica Carroll ! Jessica returns to entertain us with her special collection of songs to help us get into the mood for summer! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.…

Bilingual Storytime with Mr. Pagán

Children and their caregivers are welcome to come to listen to stories in English and Spanish with children’s librarian Mr. Pagán.    

Outdoor Storytime

Fridays from 12-12:30 in the courtyard, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. For ages 3 and up, but all ages welcome.

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

Hear stories about love, diversity, and acceptance, and enjoy arts and crafts and interactive singing.

Read Baby Read Storytime

“Read, Baby, Read” on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces. This program is intended for our friends ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a…

The Center for Aquatic Sciences: Who Lives Where?

Meet animals from the Center for Aquatic Sciences! Does it live in a tree or burrow underground? Learn about the best habitats and resources needed to survive in the wild. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

TumbleBooks

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

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…

Ready4K

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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 World Languages eReading Room

Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, and other languages. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go.

OverDrive Sala de Lectura Electrónica en Español

Descargue libros electrónicos y audiolibros en español para niños, adolescentes y adultos. (Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish for kids, teens, and adults.)

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go.

New York Times Anywhere

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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

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.

Bettina L. Love | Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Bettina L. Love is the author of the bestseller We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom , winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education…

Camika Royal | Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

In conversation with Edwin Mayorga and Sharif El-Mekki  For 20 years  Camika Royal  was a middle and high school teacher and a teaching coach for her fellow educators in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Philadelphia.…

Brian Westbrook Sr. and Lesley Van Arsdall | The Mouse Who Played Football

In their illustrated children’s book, Brian Westbrook Sr. and Lesley Van Arsdall tell the story of a determined little critter named Brian who overcomes his small size to become a star in the Mouse Football League. Brian Westbrook, Sr. …

Dorothy Roberts | Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Addressing social justice issues of policing, state surveillance of families, and science, Dorothy Roberts ’s books include Killing the Black Body , Shattered Bonds , and Fatal Invention . She has…

Kristin Henning | The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

In conversation with Marsha Levick, cofounder, deputy director, and chief counsel of the Juvenile Law Center The Blume Professor of Law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center,…

Eoin Colfer | Highfire

In conversation with Jon McGoran, author of Splintered Eoin Colfer is the internationally acclaimed author of the Artemis Fowl series, which chronicles the “magical” ( Washington Post ) adventures of a young antihero criminal…

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…