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South Philadelphia Library

South Philadelphia Library We are the South Philadelphia branch of the Free Library located at Broad and Morris! Open M-Th from 2pm-6pm and Fri from 1pm-5pm.

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Super excited to announce the South Philly Library Family Pride Festival 🌈 ! Join us for a Saturday afternoon full of mu...
05/25/2022

Super excited to announce the South Philly Library Family Pride Festival 🌈 ! Join us for a Saturday afternoon full of music, balloons, Drag Queen storytime with @lilistqueer and snacks at @disilvestroplayground ! Can’t wait to see you all there 🦄🏳️‍🌈🍒🌸

Excited to announce a special series of toddler storytimes - they will be the same time and place as usual but will feat...
05/10/2022

Excited to announce a special series of toddler storytimes - they will be the same time and place as usual but will feature fun stories around nutrition and emotional wellness! We will also be handing out FREE SNACKS and FREE BOOKS 🍎🍓🥒🥦🥕📚 Can’t wait to see you all there 🎊🎉

04/28/2022

Fantastic virtual workshop this Saturday!

Se invita a los niños/as y a los adultos que los acompañan para que participen en un programa de cuentos, rimas y cantos...
04/20/2022

Se invita a los niños/as y a los adultos que los acompañan para que participen en un programa de cuentos, rimas y cantos en inglés y español! // We are super excited to announce a Spanish/English storytime! Thursdays at 11am outside at Disilvestro playground starting May 5. See you there!! ☀️🌳🎊

Storytime is baaaaaaack!!! We will be outdoors at DiSilvestro Playground, weather permitting every Wednesday at 11am sta...
03/24/2022

Storytime is baaaaaaack!!! We will be outdoors at DiSilvestro Playground, weather permitting every Wednesday at 11am starting April 6. Can’t wait to see you then 🥳🎉🎊

Our much beloved Book Return Monster is looking to retire and we're asking our patrons to help us imagine a new one! Our...
12/28/2021

Our much beloved Book Return Monster is looking to retire and we're asking our patrons to help us imagine a new one! Our favorite will be turned into a life-sized creature that will continue the hard work of eating up our books.

You can drop off your designs to the library or you can send a picture to [email protected], be sure to include the best way to contact you if your design is chosen! Please enjoy our first entry for some inspiration 🤩

Come visit our winter village ! ❄️ ☃️🏔 Hang out with our snowman and grab some books to stock up for the holidays 📚 Open...
12/21/2021

Come visit our winter village ! ❄️ ☃️🏔 Hang out with our snowman and grab some books to stock up for the holidays 📚 Open M-Th 2-6pm and Fri 1-5pm! @greatlibrarydisplays

Thank you to everyone who came out to Frosty Fest! ❄️ We had so much fun and can’t wait for our next one 💙 Big thank you...
12/12/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to Frosty Fest! ❄️ We had so much fun and can’t wait for our next one 💙 Big thank you to our sponsor @councilmemberkj !!

11/10/2021

Looking to start a high school equivalency or English language learner class? Start through the Free Library of Philadelphia ! Check out the upcoming test dates at 4 of our branches over the next two weeks, and call 215-686-8664 or fill out our intake form to sign up.

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Assessments will be taking place at South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia , Logan Branch Library (Free Library of Philadelphia) , Northeast Regional - Free Library of Philadelphia , and Paschalville Neighborhood Library . Don't see a date or location that works for you? We can help you find one that does!

A great resource for those who test positive for Covid-19 and need a place to safely isolate and protect those you live ...
11/09/2021

A great resource for those who test positive for Covid-19 and need a place to safely isolate and protect those you live with!

The Bounce Back Philly program offers a free, safe, and comfortable room in a private Center City hotel to anyone with COVID-19 who cannot safely separate. Every Philadelphian is eligible to stay at the Isolation & Quarantine (I&Q) Hotel, regardless of immigration status. bit.ly/phliqreferral

Halloween costume storytime this Thursday at 11am! Come ready for spooky vibes 👻🎃
10/26/2021

Halloween costume storytime this Thursday at 11am! Come ready for spooky vibes 👻🎃

10/20/2021

The library will be closed again today, October 20th, due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for the inconvenience!

It’s spooky szn at the library!! 🎃🪦🧙‍♀️💫 Come check out a scary read to haunt your dreams 👻 Open M-Th 2-6 and Fri 1-5!
10/06/2021

It’s spooky szn at the library!! 🎃🪦🧙‍♀️💫 Come check out a scary read to haunt your dreams 👻 Open M-Th 2-6 and Fri 1-5!

Here is a great opportunity to get some free dental services this upcoming Friday, September 24th and Saturday, Septembe...
09/22/2021

Here is a great opportunity to get some free dental services this upcoming Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Care is given on a first come, first serve basis, and doors open at 6 AM. To learn more, go to mom-n-pa.com/

Here is a great opportunity to get some free dental services this upcoming Friday, September 24th and Saturday, Septembe...
09/22/2021

Here is a great opportunity to get some free dental services this upcoming Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Care is given on a first come, first serve basis, and doors open at 6 AM. To learn more, go to http://www.mom-n-pa.com/

Free meal kits in August! Philabundance is partnering with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama to...
08/01/2021

Free meal kits in August! Philabundance is partnering with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama to bring 5,000 meal kits each week across 26 sites to families in and around Philadelphia.

Meal kits include recipes and ingredients inspired by the new Netflix series, Waffles + Mochi. During this four-week program starting on August 2, 2021, families will create three family meals per week.

DiSilvestro Playground will have pick-ups on August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 3:30-6 PM. Go to philabundance.org/pass-the-love/ for a full list of pick-up dates/locations and how to sign up!

Starting in August, Philabundance is partnering with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama to bring...
07/23/2021

Starting in August, Philabundance is partnering with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama to bring 5,000 meal kits each week across 26 sites to families in and around Philadelphia.

Meal kits include recipes and ingredients inspired by the new Netflix series, Waffles + Mochi. During this four-week program starting on August 2, 2021, families will create three family meals per week.

Go to wafflesandmochi.org/mealkits to sign up!

DiSilvestro Playground will have pick-ups on August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 3:30-6 PM. Go to philabundance.org/pass-the-love/ for a full list of pick-up dates/locations!

The eviction moratorium is expiring at the end of the month, and emergency assistance is available for those who need it...
07/08/2021

The eviction moratorium is expiring at the end of the month, and emergency assistance is available for those who need it.

This Saturday from 12:00pm-2:00pm, there will be a lunch and learn panel at Bok for information on financial hardship protections and relief for renters impacted by COVID-19. The event is free, open to the public, and catered by Garces.

Please sign up or share this within your network.

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We don't currently have any official information for when we are opening up again, but we put together a list of Childre...
07/01/2021

We don't currently have any official information for when we are opening up again, but we put together a list of Children's events happening throughout July! It includes all in-person events happening in our South locations, a sampling of virtual events, as well as some unique events happening throughout all the Free Library locations! Head to https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/ to see everything that's going on!

Our FINAL class of the "Summertime Veggies on a Shoestring" is tomorrow at 1 PM! Chef Char will be teaching us how to ma...
06/28/2021

Our FINAL class of the "Summertime Veggies on a Shoestring" is tomorrow at 1 PM! Chef Char will be teaching us how to make our own Seitan, as well as some great recipes to bring to a picnic 🍓🍊🍋🥝🥣🍇 Be sure to register at the link below:

https://freelibrary-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldO-trTIrH9Jr83z4uNY45R_XV_BD5SbY

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A huge thank you to Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler for awarding the South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia gran...
05/13/2021

A huge thank you to Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler for awarding the South Philly Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia grant funding to support health focused programming. We just wrapped up our Zoom series with Chef Char Nolan and are looking forward to adding more dates in June! Stay tuned 😊

From our neighbors at SEAMAAC
10/13/2020

From our neighbors at SEAMAAC

A Table of Plenty is a Table of Justice - SEAMAAC is pleased to announce the grand opening of our TEFAP Food Pantry on Monday, October 12th. SEAMAAC’s Food Pantry is a deepening of our partnership with The Share Food Program to address the rising issue of food insecurity in South Philadelphia. SEAMAAC’s Pantry will have language support in over 20 languages and dialects. Our hours of operation will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm. A one-time self-declared application and ID is required. Each household is eligible to pick up grocery items once per week.

Stroll over to Mifflin Square Park to enjoy a story.
10/11/2020

Stroll over to Mifflin Square Park to enjoy a story.

The Latin American Book Fair is virtual this year!
10/09/2020

The Latin American Book Fair is virtual this year!

¡Ya viene la Feria Latinoamericana del Libro! Interactúa con autores e ilustradores de increíbles libros, disfruta de actividades durante tres días. Tendremos música, cuenta cuentos y más. #LABF #latinbookfair #virtual #philadelphia #latinosenphilly #hispanicheritagemonth https://www.facebook.com/events/3065706756867740

Story time Alert!
10/08/2020

Story time Alert!

VIRTUAL:

Miss Sunita will be doing Marconi Storytime Live tomorrow, Friday October 9 at 3PM! We will be welcoming some very special guest librarians from many of your favorite branches!

See what our friends at the Donatucci Branch are up to
10/02/2020

See what our friends at the Donatucci Branch are up to

Join Miss Sunita tomorrow, Friday October 2 at 3pm for Revolution Storytime! Tomorrow, we will learn a little about Mohandas Gandhi, the man behind the myth and legend!

It's Friday #summerofwonder readers! Movie night anyone? Why not kick it up a notch by putting on a small shadow puppet ...
07/31/2020

It's Friday #summerofwonder readers! Movie night anyone? Why not kick it up a notch by putting on a small shadow puppet show? The Complete Book of Hand Shadows (link in image) is an old-time-y handbook that shows you how to make tons of different animals with your hand. Alternatively, use your origami skills to make puppets for your show! Lights (flashlight) Camera (wall or a large sheet) Action!

Are you a big Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie fan? Make reading together more fun by making these cool character hats an...
07/29/2020

Are you a big Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie fan? Make reading together more fun by making these cool character hats and take turns being Elephant or Piggie!

Greetings young readers! This Mindful Monday we get our hands *glittery* and minds calm and focused by making a glitter ...
07/27/2020

Greetings young readers! This Mindful Monday we get our hands *glittery* and minds calm and focused by making a glitter jar. Besides the box breathing technique, we can also get creative with other ways to settle our emotions by observing the floating glitter in the bottle.
Companion reading: A read-along version of the Disney movie, Inside Out. Accessible via Hoopla! https://catalog.freelibrary.org/Record/2191809

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Super excited to announce the South Philly Library Family Pride Festival 🌈 ! Join us for a Saturday afternoon full of music, balloons, Drag Queen storytime with @lilistqueer and snacks at @disilvestroplayground ! Can’t wait to see you all there 🦄🏳️‍🌈🍒🌸
Excited to announce a special series of toddler storytimes - they will be the same time and place as usual but will feature fun stories around nutrition and emotional wellness! We will also be handing out FREE SNACKS and FREE BOOKS 🍎🍓🥒🥦🥕📚 Can’t wait to see you all there 🎊🎉
Fantastic virtual workshop this Saturday!
Se invita a los niños/as y a los adultos que los acompañan para que participen en un programa de cuentos, rimas y cantos en inglés y español! // We are super excited to announce a Spanish/English storytime! Thursdays at 11am outside at Disilvestro playground starting May 5. See you there!! ☀️🌳🎊
Storytime is baaaaaaack!!! We will be outdoors at DiSilvestro Playground, weather permitting every Wednesday at 11am starting April 6. Can’t wait to see you then 🥳🎉🎊
Our much beloved Book Return Monster is looking to retire and we're asking our patrons to help us imagine a new one! Our favorite will be turned into a life-sized creature that will continue the hard work of eating up our books. You can drop off your designs to the library or you can send a picture to [email protected], be sure to include the best way to contact you if your design is chosen! Please enjoy our first entry for some inspiration 🤩
Come visit our winter village ! ❄️ ☃️🏔 Hang out with our snowman and grab some books to stock up for the holidays 📚 Open M-Th 2-6pm and Fri 1-5pm! @greatlibrarydisplays
Thank you to everyone who came out to Frosty Fest! ❄️ We had so much fun and can’t wait for our next one 💙 Big thank you to our sponsor @councilmemberkj !!