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Find Your Story with the Free Library's Summer of Wonder!

Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder!

Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a Summer of Wonder experience for you! What's Your Story? From artistic inspiration to STEAM building projects, from writing groups to world exploration, connect with your favorite library activities, or try something brand new! Bonus:...
Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Call for Student Advisory Council Applications

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Call for Student Advisory Council Applications

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective is calling for applications for its inaugural Student Advisory Council. We are looking for students who will be in 8th to 12th grade during the 2021-22 school year. The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) seeks to create a social framework for change; specifically seeking to increase the number of Black,...
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...
Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – Springing into Action!

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) has sprung into action! The PSEC has launched the selection process for the PSEC Steering Committee, the recruitment of Philadelphia area students to participate in the PSEC Student Advisory Council, and the formation of four Workgroups – Home and Community; K-12 Education; Post-Secondary Education and the Work Environment. These...
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...
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,...
Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – A New $10 M Program to Increase Diversity in Students Pursuing STEM Careers

Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective – A New $10 M Program to Increase Diversity in Students Pursuing STEM Careers

The Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective (PSEC) is a $10 million, 10 year commitment by a global healthcare company, GSK, focused on increasing the number of women, Black/African American, and Latinx Philadelphia students to overcome obstacles to their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The PSEC, established in January 2020,  will work...
End the Year on a Healthy Note!

End the Year on a Healthy Note!

Oh, the cookies and other sweet treats are all over the place during celebrations this time of year. Having self-control can be a bit difficult for all of us. Instead of being hard on ourselves, we are challenging everyone to shift their energy to eating 3-5 fruits and vegetables every day! You could add a...