Tagged Free Library Announcements

Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from July 15–17, 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…

Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from June 20–23, 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 will be open on Saturdays this summer from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m: Cecil B. Moore…

New Achievement Unlocked: Video Game Circulation!

The Free Library is excited to announce the addition of video games to its vast catalog of borrowable materials! Why video games at the library, you ask? Well, stories aren't confined to books alone! Video games present immersive…

Patron Perks: Save on Great Shows and Win Cool Prizes

Now you can win great prizes and access special offers just for being a patron of the Free Library of Philadelphia!     Arden Theatre Company:  Once On This Island In search of her place in the world with guidance from…

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,…

Announcing the 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and…

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 …

The Top Titles Checked Out from the Free Library in 2023

As the holiday season bears down upon us with what feels like (almost) no warning, we will soon ring in 2024 as if this past calendar year were just a blink of an eye. While it may feel like it snuck past us, 2023 was an incredibly…

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.…

Help Improve the Free Library's Website!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is conducting research on patrons' use of  freelibrary.org to help improve the current website experience. We would love to hear from you! Patrons aged 18 years or older can fill out the…

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 .…

Introducing the Free Library's 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Art Card

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition art card available at ALL Free Library locations — while supplies last! This extra-cool card design was commissioned by…

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…

The Free Library Observes the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

Hip hop's 50th anniversary represents a milestone for an American genre of music and art that began in the 1970s at block parties in New York City — specifically the Bronx. Born out of the intersecting communities of the…

Announcing the 2023 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and…