Free Library of Philadelphia

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Holli Stephens
May 15, 2020 - 5:00 am
Check out The KYW To-Do List for more things to do in Philadelphia from home this weekend.
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Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:27 pm
Supporters of Philadelphia's Free Library system are already gearing up for this year's budget battle. They want more money for the city's library branches, but last year's offensive had only modest success. Read more here.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia poster celebrating Black History Month.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month with a series of nearly 100 programs. Read more here.
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Alycia Larson
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Antionette Lee
January 31, 2020 - 6:00 am
Alycia Larson is known to hundreds of kids across Philadelphia as the “geography lady.” She’s like a modern-day Ms. Frizzle, but instead of a magic school bus, she carries around a “magic” suitcase that she uses to teach children about the world. Read more here.
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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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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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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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