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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Paper Boxes and Storage Books Workshop with Amanda D'Amico

Sat, September 23, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Masu Box is a simple origami structure made of paper. This square box can be used to wrap gifts or store objects, but it can also be adapted with simple bookbinding techniques to make sculptural book objects. In this workshop, we will begin with a box and a lid, and we will play with these…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts Book Arts

Immigration Resources Fair | New Americans

Sat, September 23, 2017 11:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Are you a new immigrant to the Philadelphia area? Would you like to learn about resources available to you? Stop by and you can learn about employment, housing, health, English classes, and more! PARTIAL LIST OF EXHIBITORS: Esperanza Immigration Legal Services Welcoming Center for New…

Adult Young Adult Family Programs Family New Americans

Open House at the Rosenbach

Sat, September 23, 2017 12:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

As part of  Smithsonian Magazine ’s Museum Day Live, the Rosenbach will open its doors and invite the public to explore our historic Rosenbach home and rare book library. This event is free and no advance registration is required.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Other Great Programs Art Literature Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library History architecture

Annual Friends'

Sun, September 24, 2017 9:11 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join us for our annual “Fall for the Arts” book sale.  All proceeds benefit the library.  Stop by for your next great read.

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Blog Posts

Back to School Resources for Teens at Parkway Central and Beyond!

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the Free Library of Philadelphia has got you covered. From the newest graphic novels and ebooks to weekly programs  and events , you’ll find… continue reading

By Kristina L.   September 7, 2017    Teens digital media back to school digital learning

Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available on our website to get up to speed for a great year ahead. So grab your library card and get ready to log on for these great free Online Resources… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 6, 2017    databases How To Teens school Digital Literacy online learning back to school LEAP Homework Help digital learning

Hit the Books with the Free Library!

Now that the summer is drawing to a close, children, teens, and even adults are prepping for the start of the coming school year. We at the Free Library of Philadelphia are prepping, too! That is, we’re organizing events and resources for students of all ages to feel confident when entering the classroom this fall. From reading help with… continue reading

By Becky F.   September 1, 2017    children's programs College Prep Teens early literacy literacy school back to school LEAP

An Interview with Doug Barg of Kitchen Cred

Each month the Regional Foundation Center 's Inforum newsletter features a local funder, nonprofit, or service provider who highlights their organization's services and how they support the social sector. This month we are excited to have Doug Barg, founder and president of  Kitchen Cred  to talk about the… continue reading

By Caitlin S.   August 23, 2017    4   Teens culinary literacy Business Resource & Innovation Center nonprofit