National Library Week

(Free Library of Philadelphia president Siobhan Reardon demonstrates how to download an e-book by using the QR reader on your smartphone.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Free Library Puts Its Digital Collection Within Arm’s Reach at a Septa Train Station

Septa commuters will be able to pass the time on trains this month with a good book, thanks to a “virtual” library.


Volunteer and children's author, Becky Birtha, reading one of her books, "Grandmama's Pride", to the students at Longstreth Elementary (in the Southwest).  WePAC opened the library at Longstreth this past October, after having been closed for over 10 years. (Credit: WePAC)

West Philadelphia Students Get Special Visits During National Library Week

The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children is bringing more than 30 authors, illustrators, and local celebrities to visit eleven area schools this week.