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*1/17 4:00 p.m. Update: Based on this afternoon’s data review and with safety as our highest priority, six more schools will provide 100% virtual learning Tuesday, January 18th through Friday, January 21st. Read the latest update from Dr. Hite HERE.

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Fall in Love with Reading with the Free Library of Philadelphia! [November 2021]

Fall in Love with Reading with the Free Library of Philadelphia! [November 2021]

The Free Library of Philadelphia is open! Check the hours of your local library here to make sure your library is open. For the safety of library users and for the safety of library staff, visitors are required to wear a mask inside libraries regardless of vaccination status. The Free Library also has a Helpline...
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....
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...
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...
Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

D I D Y O U K N O W ? Students who eat breakfast at school are less likely to show symptoms of poor behavior, frustration, fatigue, headaches, and stomachaches. Your child's school meals are: Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, MSG, BHT, BHA and High Fructose Corn Syrup Include 'No Antibiotic Ever' chicken...
High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

High School Resource: Ellis Trust for Girls

The Ellis Trust for Girls funds a range of exciting and meaningful experiences and opportunities to help girls strengthen their academic skills, develop their character, perfect their talents, and discover who they are and who they hope to be! In the 2018/2019 academic year, Ellis spent over $3,000 per student on enrichment activities. Over 200...
Establish a Great Relationship with Your Child's Teacher this School Year

Establish a Great Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher this School Year

Families feel the start-of-school-year jitters just as much as their children do sometimes. Will my child get along with their peers? What will they learn this year? What school materials do I need to buy? How are they feeling? On top of a slew of other questions, parents wonder what kind of teacher their child...

Help Your Child Conquer Kindergarten!

Conquering Kindergarten is tough! Children need to learn math, reading, and writing skills, as well as social and emotional skills. The School District of Philadelphia partnered with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a group of elementary school teachers to develop a section of the kindergarten report card that includes...
ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

Members of the ELECT Team recently attended “Let’s Connect,” a conference celebrating Public Health Management Corporation's (PHMC) Focus on Fathers’ 15 years of service in Philadelphia. The conference objective was, “to increase the focus on healthy fatherhood through connection and collaboration.” Lamar Brennan, ELECT Program Coordinator, was invited to serve as a panelist to share about ELECT’s...
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Educational Services and Tablets available for Philly Youth in HUD-Assisted Housing

Project SOAR is a new demonstration program reflecting HUD’s commitment to expand educational services to youth living in HUD- assisted housing. The SOAR program will link PHA youth with an Education Navigator who will assist them in getting prepared for college by helping them complete the FAFSA online, research scholarships, grants and loans, and assist...