Teen Reading

Welcome! From craft to college prep, from movie screenings to film making the Free Library has it all for teens! Check out an event at your local library or visit the Teen Space at the Parkway Central Library on Vine Street. Find awesome programs around the city and find your next great read!

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State Representative Morgan Cephas Mobile Office Hours

Thu, January 18, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN CEPHAS is bringing State services to YOU! Staff will be on hand to assist with any state-related issues or programs including: Property Tax/Rent Rebate LIHEAP PACE/PACENET PennDOT Applications Mobile office hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information,…

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Resume Open Lab

Thu, January 18, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Frankford Library

Need help with your resume? Come to our resume open lab with extended laptop time.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers Jobs & Job Seekers

CareerLink Workshop

Thu, January 18, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, January 18, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to create, format, save, and attach a Word Document

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Technology

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Blog Posts

Dena's Favorite Books of 2017

Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy and not particularly difficult or challenging. I was looking for escapism and for me escapism involves a sense of optimism. That's not to say that… continue reading

By Dena   January 2, 2018    LGBTQ romance Teens recommendations comics and graphic novels sci fi fiction nonfiction

Announcing the Free Library’s All Ages Online Winter Reading Challenge!

Beginning December 15, 2017, the Free Library will host an all ages online Winter Reading Challenge. The program encourages participants to continue reading all winter long, and also provides ideas for other fun activities. How do I sign-up? Visit https://freelibrary.beanstack.org on or after December 15 to sign-up. If you already have a… continue reading

By Barbara T.   December 14, 2017    3   children's programs family programs reading Teens Pre-K early literacy literacy online learning digital learning

Kindergarten and High School Registration Workshops

In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the library system by Great Philly Schools . The Great Philly Schools mission states: We believe every child in Philadelphia should have access to a great… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 22, 2017    children's programs family programs Teens school


Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School Program ( LEAP ), offer fun, positive, and tasty ideas to all neighborhood and regional libraries through our HYPE LEAP lessons. As a fundamental part… continue reading

By Khyra L.   November 21, 2017    Free Library staff Teens culinary literacy LEAP Recipes Get HYPE Philly