Autumn for Kids:
Recommended books you can check out from the Free Library.
Read from the Franklin bookshelf.
Fun and engaging books for kids about Ben Franklin, is life, and his many inventions.
Recommended titles from the Books Aloud! program.
Great books to read to children aged 6 to 12 months.
Frosty Fun for Kids:
Excellent books about winter.
Books about your favorite young wizard.
If you like Harry Potter, try these films.
Dig deeper into the world of wizards.
Holiday Reading Lists:
Books to read and share about the winter holidays.
Explore immigration issues of the United States from the founding of the country to the present day political debates. Immigration is also the theme of the 2007 One Book, One Philadelphia
literacy program - check out related workshops, performances, and discussions held at all of the Free Library's locations.
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts:
Explore the Free Library of Philadelphia’s resources related to the theme of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
: early 20th century French culture.
Teach your Child French:
Un, deux, trois… From the 17th century until the middle of the 20th century, French was the pre-eminent language of international diplomacy. It still holds a prominent place in the world today. Your child could benefit from speaking French. Try these titles to help him or her get started.
Read Baby Read!:
Books, materials, and inspiration for parents of children under the age of six to support the development of early literacy skills and foster the love of reading.
Developmentally appropriate board books for infants
A picture book celebration of families.
Staff Picks for Children:
Kid tested... librarian approved!
Amaze your family and friends with things they never knew!
Ramadan Picture Books:
Read all about Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and celebrate Eid al Fitr with these great books.
Three Kings Day:
Stories about Three Kings Day. The joyous last day of the Christmas holiday.
Books about harvests, feasts and giving thanks for all good things.
The Price of a Child:
One Book, One Philadelphia 2003
The Things They Carried:
Our 2005 One Book, One Philadelphia selection.
Learn about this fascinating seafaring culture.