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Pennsylvania Boy Named Library of Congress Contest Winner

A Pennsylvania boy was named the Grand Prize winner in the 2018 Library of Congress Summer Writing Contest. Tyler Williams, who entered through Spring City Free Library in Chester County, wrote about the Harry Potter series on the theme of "A…

A Kid-Friendly Brewery is Not Hard To Find

As any parent with young kids knows, going out to eat isn’t always a relaxing experience. Kids get bored and when they start to fidget and whine, some restaurants (and their patrons) are not very accommodating. There is a niche,…

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A Kid-Friendly Brewery is Not Hard To Find

As any parent with young kids knows, going out to eat isn’t always a relaxing experience. Kids get bored and when they start to fidget and whine, some restaurants (and their patrons) are not very accommodating. There is a niche,…

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Books to Celebrate Father's Day and New Siblings

Mary Westbrook is a children's librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia. June ushers in the beginning of summer and Father’s Day. Changing seasons can also bring other changes, like pregnancy and new babies, into families’ lives. Celebrating a new…

8 Radio Programs and Podcasts for Kids

If you’re looking for some screen-free entertainment for your kids, radio shows and podcasts may be the perfect answer. However, it’s not always easy to find engaging shows geared specifically…

Editor's Picks for February 2022

Kindie Rock Stars Podcast This dynamic podcast showcases the diverse talents of children’s musicians and family entertainers. Each episode features an artist story and a song. Free Shadow Play Books Unfold the book, turn down the lights and switch on…

Lots to Love About Books

February is the shortest month and is firmly set in winter. At this time, we’re dreaming of warmer, longer days. Summer fun and camps await us, but February is also a time to express love for family, friends and oneself.…

City Expands Outreach for Child Tax Credit

The 2022 tax season begins on Monday, January 24 and local organizations will be conducting outreach to maximize the number of Philadelphia households who claim the newly expanded Child Tax…

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