Free Library of Philadelphia

Megan Larson of the Free Library's Literacy Lab works with two young children to help them with their reading.
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Justin Udo
January 19, 2020 - 4:41 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is working to close the literacy gap with kids in the city, through a special program aimed at getting elementary kids ahead of the curve. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
December 11, 2019 - 11:25 am
The Free Library of Philadelphia will eliminate fines for overdue books. The library's board of trustees voted Wednesday morning to do away with most fines early next year. Read more here.
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Jamie Bowers, electronic resources coordinator for the Free Library of Philadelphia, shows off the library card, your passport to the Experience Pass program.
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Mark Abrams
December 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Your library card from the Free Library of Philadelphia is now your passport to some choice museums and other attractions in the city. And, it could also qualify you for a shot at tickets to a Sixers or Flyers game, tickets right in Mayor Kenney's box. Read more here.
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Books in library.
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Pat Loeb
November 18, 2019 - 4:30 am
A movement is growing to eliminate overdue book fines from the Philadelphia library system, and the idea recently got a high-level endorsement.
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Scrapple
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Hadas Kuznits
November 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
Elwood Restaurant chef Adam Diltz is passionate about scrapple. So, he’s leading a scrapple-making demonstration at the Free Library. Listen to the full story on the What’s Cooking podcast.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia launched a fall job fair series.
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Antionette Lee
October 24, 2019 - 10:06 am
Leaders at the Free Library of Philadelphia are trying to help residents find employment. Wednesday marked the kickoff of their fall job fair series.
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Wizard and Witches Festival in Chestnut Hill.
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Holli Stephens
October 18, 2019 - 5:00 am
Now that we’ve neared the middle of the season, it’s time for the spooky and scary to make their debut. Witches and wizards from the Harry Potter canon take over Chestnut Hill once again, and Boo at the Zoo returns with a trick-or-treat safari — just don’t tell the Sanderson sisters.
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Markings in the margin of a rare Shakespeare book at the Free Library of Philadelphia is now believed to be done by a famous 17th century poet.
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John McDevitt
September 18, 2019 - 5:33 pm
Markings in the margin of a rare Shakespeare book at the Free Library of Philadelphia is now believed to be done by a famous 17th century poet.
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Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia says National Library Week is an opportunity to explain to those who haven't been to the library in a while all that they have to offer
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Hadas Kuznits
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday is the first day of National Library Week. Siobhan Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia , says National Library Week is an opportunity to explain to those who haven't been to the library in a while all that they have to offer. "...
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