Free Library in the News: February 23-27, 2015
Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners
A $1,000 award for excellence in customer service, also new this year, went to Ann Hornbach, head librarian at the Torresdale Neighborhood Library. “She is dedicated to the children and families of her community, and she brings a tireless sense of service to ensuring that...
Word on the Web February 2015
Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World Wide Web that happened in February 2015.
In what is already the biggest news of the year—let alone this month—The Federal...
Great Books for Strong Girls
Happy Women's History Month!
Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen. One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female characters, sisters named Anna and Elsa, who save themselves in the end instead of being saved by a prince. If you’re ready...
Looking for love? Our patrons know where to find it!
Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but here in the Children’s Department at Parkway Central, readers young and old keep spreading the word about their true love – books! Our once blank wall became a real conversation starter earlier this month with the simple writing prompt: What’s Your Favorite...
Free Library in the News: February16-20, 2015
Foundation says Sendak-Rosenbach relationship had frayed
The Maurice Sendak Foundation, responding to a lawsuit filed by the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, is denying that the late author and illustrator wanted the Rosenbach to become steward of his legacy by continuing to display his work after his death. The...
Free Library in the News: February 9-13, 2015
Pa German Fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog
Auction Central News
Nearby, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present an exhibition of works drawn from its own permanent collection titled “Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture,” to run March 2 through June 14.
Ease the burden on middle class
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library January 2015
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2015.
More than 69,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month!
The first month of the new year found the Romance genre on top again, ranging from modern to classic tales of love, from familiar...
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2015 Tax Preparation
Tax season is upon us. After months of anticipation, the Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the Government Publications Department at the Central Library (1901 Vine St.), as well as at the neighborhood libraries.
Due to IRS budget cuts, the 1040/1040A/1040EZ instructions have not been disseminated to libraries...
Understanding Federal Student Aid! Explore Your Resources
When it comes to applying for Federal Student Aid to begin your journey to college or trade school, the process can seem overwhelming, especially if you do not know how to start, who to ask questions to, or the proper steps to take for successful completion. Luckly, in today's digitally advanced world of cell...
Great Chapter Books for Preschoolers
This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the Cecil B. Moore Library, who loves to share chapter books with her son.
Some preschoolers are ready for chapter books, but picking one that will keep their interest without being too scary or causing nightmares can be difficult. As parents...
Free Library in the News: February 2-6, 2015
VOTE: Parkway Museums District, Philadelphia
As part of its 10 Best travel awards, USA Today has nominated Philadelphia as a contender for the best art district. VOTE!
#PhillyFive Things to Do: Feb. 2, 2015
For a touch of class: Poets Kelly McQuain and Amy Small-McKinney will read and discuss their works as...
Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!
Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered by the American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children and Young Adult Library Services Association. This...
Children's Book Awards announced at ALA
Every January, the American Library Association announces the winners of prestigious children's book awards including the longstanding Newbery and Caldecott awards. In addition, there are a number of other awards given out. Three librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia took part in selecting the winners. Joel Nichols served on...
February 2015 Early Literacy Calendar
Looks like our furry little friend in Western Pennsylvania prognosticated this morning we'll be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Chase away those winter blahs with this month's Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!
The February Early Literacy Calendar is full of fun suggestions for early...
Word on the Web January 2015
Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World Wide Web that happened in January 2015.
Ferguson Municipal Public Library took to Twitter earlier this month and invited people to...
Free Library in the News: January 26-30, 2015
Literary Tourism: Philadelphia
See, Philadelphia is home to a number of awesome indie bookshops, an incredible library system, a handful of book publishers, some great authors, an awesome community of literary journals, and plenty of historic locations worth visiting. Let’s talk about the Free Library of Philadelphia for a moment. While...