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May 2021 Family Offerings at the Free Library

May 2021 Family Offerings at the Free Library

The Free Library has exciting events happening virtually in May for children and families. All events are free but do require registration.  Virtual Pet Party! Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. May is National Pet Month and we're celebrating with a virtual pet show & tell party for young children and their families! We'll read a...
April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

April 2021 Reading Promise: 5 Free Fun-in-the-sun Activities to Boost Reading This Spring

Ahhhh, Philly Spring! If you’re like us, we've been in the house too long. And this warm weather means a chance to go outside and have some fun. But don't forget, making time for creativity and play outdoors is also a great way to boost reading skills. Here are a few fun (and free) activities...
Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in Full Swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Spring is in full swing at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Our libraries continue to offer a wonderful selection of virtual programs for all ages, from yoga to storytimes. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up. The Free Library’s popular Sundays on Stage series – which offers high-quality arts programming to...

March 2021 Reading Promise: 76’ers Tobias Harris Has a Few Tips to Make Your Next Storytime a Slam Dunk

  March Madness has us thinking. Reading and basketball have a lot in common. It’s fun, practice helps you get better, and one of the best ways to do it is with family and friends! One of our favorite literacy game-changers is 76’ers Tobias Harris. When he’s not playing, you can often catch him carrying...
Spring Into Reading with the Free Library's Upcoming Programming

Spring Into Reading with the Free Library’s Upcoming Programming

The Free Library is excited to share that some of our libraries are open for limited service. Service varies from library to library, so please check the hours of operation of the library near you. Even though the hours are different from library to library, the Free Library’s virtual services are available all the time!...
February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

February 2021 Reading Promise: We Read in Color

Reading has always been about more than the story. It’s a chance to see yourself reflected on a page, discover new worlds, and learn and grow together. That’s why we’re celebrating this Black history month with books because diverse stories are for everyone (and every month of the year)! Here are a few ways we’re...
Read by 4th's Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council Looking for Liaisons

Read by 4th’s Parent Council is a volunteer group of parents and caregivers who offer advice about how the Read by 4th Campaign can help ALL children read on grade level. We are looking for parent leaders who are passionate about being actively engaged in their child's education; are interested in learning more, doing more,...
Facade of Free Library of Philadelphia on Vine Street, with runner in foreground. Library has large columns with colorful banners between them.

Check out the Free Library’s December Programs for Children, Teens, and Families!

(Photo: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) As the weather grows colder and preparations for the holiday season are underway, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited about the virtual programs for children, teens, and families. Tell Your Story Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 11 a.m. - The Virtual Storytelling Workshop invites children and teens to participate...
Free Library of Philadelphia Fall Resources for Students and Families

Free Library of Philadelphia Fall Resources for Students and Families

The Free Library is excited to share that many of the neighborhood libraries are providing access or service in their communities. Several libraries are open to the public for computer use, holds pickup, and reference services, in accordance with public health recommendations.  The Free Library will continue to offer programs virtually for all ages. Check...
Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

With crisp nights, the equinox passed, and pumpkin-flavored things filling up store shelves and coffee shop menus, fall is officially upon us! And now that school has been in session for a few weeks, we hope that you and your children have been able to find and settle into a routine that works for everyone....