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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.…

Being Grateful for All Good Things

As a children’s librarian, the change in season means sharing new books with my friends. When fall comes around, I begin to think about a new school year, giving thanks for all that I have and my friends and family.…

Parent You Should Know: Kate Eckert

Kate Eckert is a library supervisor at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She lives in South Philly with her 6-year-old son Sidney and 13-year-old cat Yuki. What’s the hardest part about juggling parenthood and your career? The hardest thing about…

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Traveling Treasures presents a hands-on collection of rare literary artifacts in a one-hour librarian-led program.

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The Sundays on Stage series hosts a variety of free, culturally-enriching live performances for children and families. Select Sundays.

Story Time & Summer Reading

Help kids 12 and younger beat the summer slide with the STEM-based summer reading club Fizz, Boom, Read! through Aug. Programs vary among the branches, but readers are divided into age groups and are encouraged to listen to and read books…

The 2014 Caldecott Medal

Rachel Fryd of the Free Library of Philadelphia explains the selection of the Caldecott Medal winners for the year's best illustrated kids' books.