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Free Library Of Philadelphia Launches Vocabulary Initiative For Underprivileged Kids

‘Words At Play.’ That’s the name of a vocabulary initiative launched Saturday for pre-kindergarten kids in socioeconomic disadvantaged neighborhoods.

05/09/2015

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First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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Art of Food: The Culinary Literacy Center

Sponsor Provided Content The Free Library is advancing literacy in Philadelphia in a unique and innovative way—with a fork and a spoon. The Culinary Literacy Center is a commercial-grade kitchen that serves as a classroom […]

04/22/2015

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

(Students from Randolph High School dance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, at the launch of the "Get Hype Philly" program.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Launches New Program To Get Schoolkids Focused on Fitness

The Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called “Get Hype Philly.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Philadelphia City Employees Recognized For Going Above And Beyond

Three Philadelphia city employees have been honored for outstanding service. They are the winners of this year’s Richardson Dilworth Awards.

03/01/2015

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Philadelphia’s Head Librarian Honored As Best In The Business

There were times, after Siobhan Reardon took the reins of Philadelphia’s Free Library, when she wondered, “What did I do?”

01/27/2015

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Philadelphia Program Targeting Readers Both Young And Old Now Underway

One Book, One Philadelphia kicked off its annual push of reading, literacy, and libraries.

01/23/2015

(Daniel Creskoff, at Cinemug.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Coffee with Movies, Pizza with Kindness, and Literacy with Cooking

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on one pizza shop’s novel approach to crowdfunding, the Free Library’s efforts toward “culinary literacy,” and a coffee shop with something extra.

01/22/2015

(A "Chow Down With Veterans" cooking class at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Phila. Free Library Holds Healthy Cooking Classes With Focus on Military Vets

The Free Library of Philadelphia has hosted its second monthly session of “Chow Down with Veterans” in its fourth-floor culinary literacy center kitchen.

01/14/2015

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

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Shakespeare At 450 Still A Celebrated Author

450 years since his birth, and Shakespeare’s work continues to be exciting. 2014 has become known as the Year of the Bard.

10/15/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

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Philly Library System Gets $25M Grant To Renovate

The Philadelphia public library system will undergo $25 million in renovations thanks to funds from a local philanthropy.

09/11/2014

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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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