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FALL 2019

OFF the SHELF A NEWSLETTER FROM THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA

Six-Day Service Is Back! PHOTO CRED

For the first time since 2014, all neighborhood and regional libraries are now open six days a week. The Parkway Central Library, the system’s largest, remains open seven days a week.

IT: RYAN BRAN

“Providing access to the library throughout the city is our top priority,” says Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library. “Offering all communities a sixth day of service at their neighborhood library allows more of our customers to access the important resources and programs that have made the Free Library a vital Philadelphia institution.”

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We are deeply grateful to Mayor Kenney for increasing the Free Library’s budget this fiscal year, which has allowed us to hire additional staff and ensure this service. For current hours of all libraries, visit freelibrary.org/locations.

ANNOUNCING THE

FEATURED SELECTION The Free Library and One Book, One Philadelphia Chair Marie Field are excited to announce that the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is There There by Tommy Orange. Start reading now—the 2020 One Book season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, with a celebration featuring Tommy Orange in the Parkway Central Library’s Montgomery Auditorium!


Looking for more Free Library news? Discover inspiring stories, behind-thescenes peeks, and of-the-moment reading recommendations at freelibrary.org/blog. And don’t forget to stay tuned to our social media channels for all things Free Library! FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA

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PHOTO CREDIT: CURT HUDSON

ON VIEW BEGINNING NOVEMBER 13 • PARKWAY CENTRAL LIBRARY

VO Y A G E S by Road and Sea

Philadelphia Perspectives on Walt Whitman and Herman Melville The Free Library of Philadelphia defines what it means to be a 21st-century library. The Library’s programs provide lifelong learning opportunities that build literacy at all stages of life. Your membership helps preserve and grow these vital resources. We are pleased to offer a variety of membership options: TH E GE ORGE S. PE PPE R SOC IE TY—premier membership ON VIEW OCTOBER 3, 2019–APRIL 5, 2020

ON VIEW OCTOBER 3, 2019–APRIL 5, 2020

TH E RAVE N SOC IE TY—for young professionals TH E KNE E-H I SOC IE TY—for families with children 12 and under

ON VIEW OCTOBER 3, 2019–APRIL 5, 2020 Join the program that best matches your interests today. FREELIBRARY.ORG/MEMBERSHIP rosenbach.org/americanvoyager

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Off the Shelf – Fall 2019  

Six-Day Service Is Back! Announcing the One Book, One Philadelphia 2020 Featured Selection: There There by Tommy Orange. Growing Philadelphi...

Off the Shelf – Fall 2019  

Six-Day Service Is Back! Announcing the One Book, One Philadelphia 2020 Featured Selection: There There by Tommy Orange. Growing Philadelphi...

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