Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Bedtime! – Blog

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 17 participating libraries across Philadelphia to reach caregivers of all ages, providing resources that support early literacy skills, language development, and purposeful play. You can find early literacy tips … Read more

Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition – Blog

Opening September 22 and running through December 31, 2022 at Parkway Central Library and South Philadelphia Library, Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition and its programs reveal what eight local partners, cultural organizers, and unearthed when they dug deeply into the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Through archival items, rare books, … Read more

Let’s Talk: Philly DA – Blog

Philadelphians, we need to talk! Join your neighbors at eight Free Library of Philadelphia libraries between May 23 and June 30th, to watch and discuss individual episodes of the award winning PBS documentary series Philly DA. We seek to learn from you, and from each other the answers to several pressing questions. Do you and … Read more

Up Above: Thinking about the “Little Old Lady Tost Up in a Basket” – Blog

Just in time for spring cleaning, NC Wyeth’s The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket is back on display in Up Above: Thinking About the Skies in Parkway Central Library. Creating and researching an exhibition is always an enjoyable and engaging experience, but the information we provide in our exhibition labels has to be … Read more

Busting Myths About Autism – ALSC Blog

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Over the last decade, libraries have done a lot of work to better support autistic families. Many libraries have started sensory storytimes and programs. Some allow autistic families to visit the library before official open hours to provide a less overstimulating experience. Other libraries have converted extra space into entire … Read more