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Best New Books For Spring Book Club Picks

Spring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends.

04/13/2015

First grade teacher Kelly Eisele with students in library of Gen. George Meade Elementary School in North Philadelphia.
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Big Federal Grant To Help Link Some Of Philly’s Neediest Elementary Schools With Library Service

The two-year, $1.5 million grant gives each of the ten schools 30 iPads so that students in kindergarten, first and second grades can access e-books from the Free Library.

04/04/2015

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Latest Installment In National Geographic’s ‘Weird But True’ Books Due Out Next Month

Weird But True Food is a fast read of color-filled pages of obscure facts.

03/08/2015

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Blogger Uses Photography To Capture The Beauty Of Philadelphia

A local female captures the beauty of the City of Brotherly Love through photography and blogging.

02/04/2015

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Making Kids Good Readers

Many studies have shown that reading consistently to kids is the strongest factor in a child’s later reading success.

11/17/2014

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A Hollywood-Inspired Reading List

Books form the basis of countless Hollywood films and you’ll have no shortage of big screen adaptations to choose from during this year’s Oscar season and throughout 2015.

10/27/2014

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Dark And Twisted Thrillers For Fans Of ‘Gone Girl’

You stayed up all night finishing Gone Girl and immediately devoured Sharp Objects and Dark Places—yet your appetite for Gillian Flynn’s brand of whip smart, deeply troubling fiction remains unsatisfied. Well, fear not because our sister company Simon & Schuster has the twists, turns, and unreliable narrators to keep you wrapped up in knots.

09/22/2014

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6 Must-Read Books For Dog Lovers

These books are perfect for anyone who has fallen in love with man’s best friend.

09/12/2014

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Bruce Springsteen Is Publishing A Children’s Book

The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

08/29/2014

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Study: Fifty Shades Of…Unhealthy Behavior?

The Fifty Shades trilogy sent fans around the world into a tizzy, but could it also be resulting in risky behavior among women who have read the books? A new study says it’s a possibility.

08/25/2014

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Local Writer Tackles His Own History, And That Of The Immigrant Community, In New Memoir

A Montgomery County writer’s exploration of his family history echoes that of many Philadelphians only a generation or two removed from the “old country.”

07/19/2014

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Best New Books For Summer Reading 2014

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach, or grilling in your backyard, there’s something about summer’s steaming hot days that make you yearn for a great story. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has got you covered with six smart, entertaining, page turners that will keep you reading all summer long. Watch out – you just might be tempted to devour these in one sitting!

06/16/2014

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A Race To Keep Philadelphia’s Kids Reading Through The Summer

The Free Library of Philadelphia has organized a reading ‘race to prevent the “summer slide,” skills that are lost when kids don’t read over the vacation months.

06/16/2014

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Guide To Summer Reading: D-Day Plus 70

Books beyond count have been written about World War II – it’s cause, execution and effect.

06/05/2014

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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father’s Day

Is your dad into thrillers, mysteries, music legends or even great beer? This Father’s Day, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has him covered with great books that would make the perfect gift for any dad.

06/01/2014

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