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Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

The new school year is here and the Free Library is ready to help Philadelphia students and their families find the resources and programs to help make the school year a success. Additionally, we will continue to offer programming virtually; check out our virtual calendar of events for the full schedule. Here are some of...
Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Is your child still adjusting to the “new normal”? While your children are learning from home, it’s important for them to take breaks and get moving so they can stay focused and ready to learn! Here are some tips and reminders to help your student be healthy and active as the school year starts: Try...
September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

Can you believe that summer has already come to a close, and a new school year has begun? Not only are instruction, learning, and traditional classroom practices now all different in a virtual realm, but even family engagement in schools has also shifted onto a virtual platform. Just because the means of connecting has altered,...
Keep Your Child Learning and Engaged into the Summer Months!

Keep Your Child Learning and Engaged into the Summer Months!

Parents and students have been adapting to these new at-home learning circumstances over the past couple of months. In the blink of an eye, summer is now right around the corner. Learning doesn’t have to stop at the end of the school year. Here are some helpful tips and resources that can help family members...
Stay Healthy and Safe This Summer with Tips from Eat Right Philly

Stay Healthy and Safe This Summer with Tips from Eat Right Philly

Healthy and Delicious Food Options As we move into summer and develop a new normal, summer is another opportunity to spend time cooking together. Below are some tips for creating meals with your children and resources for accessing fresh ingredients and food. Did Someone Say Zucchini Pizza Boats & Watermelon Pineapple Salsa? Yum! Check out...
100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

100 Years of Summer at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

For a hundred years, the Free Library of Philadelphia has offered some sort of summer reading and learning program for children. In the earliest days, this took the form of the Vacation Reading Club, where older elementary-aged children were required to read and review books during the summer months, in order to receive certificates. Indeed,...
Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

Simple Tips to Ease At-Home Learning for Families

In the past several weeks, learning for students has vastly changed as the typical classroom setting has shifted to an at-home environment. Parents, family members, students, and educators have all been adjusting to these changes and creating new norms for at-home learning. For parents and family members: here is a list of tips that can...
PCCY's Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

PCCY’s Child Helpline Helps Families Get Health Insurance for FREE and in Every Language!

The Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) Child Helpline helps parents enroll in Medicaid or CHIP for their children, and during the coronavirus crisis, Medicaid for themselves.  The Helpline is also available to answer questions about Medicaid or CHIP coverage, help you find a health care provider – including behavioral health – and provide...
Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia's Online Programming During School Closures

Check out the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Online Programming During School Closures

Like so many parents and teachers, the staff at your local Free Library of Philadelphia location have had to make monumental adjustments to how we do business, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the stay-at-home orders. As much of what we usually do relies on face-to-face interactions and being physically present in our...
Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Contributed by Eat Right Philly Nutrition and Wellness Program. COVID-19 has caused our everyday normal routines to be completely different. During these stressful times, we can turn to positive coping skills and focus on our health by eating well and being active. We have a unique opportunity to reevaluate and prioritize habits and goals in...