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A carrot-shaped cutout against a background with the words "Carrot's in a Pickle"
A carrot-shaped cutout against a background with the words "Carrot's in a Pickle"
Blog by Jenn Carson

Follow these steps to create original digital stories to share online or as a fun workshop for families.

Kingsessing branch managers from 1985 to the present celebrate 100 years.
Kingsessing branch managers from 1985 to the present celebrate 100 years.

For its anniversary, the Philadelphia library hosted a Fine Forgiveness Week. Now the entire Free Library of Philadelphia system is fine-free.

A human figure made out of popsicle sticks with clay and a balloon
A human figure made out of popsicle sticks with clay and a balloon

School librarians Donna Mignardi and Jennifer Sturge used makerspace concepts to explore classics like "Lord of the Flies."

Three children reading in a bathtub
Three children reading in a bathtub

With some creative thinking, Chelsea Price transformed her children's area into a magical spot full of surprises (and a tub).

group of people standing in a room
group of people standing in a room

The Free Library of Philadelphia learns from partners as they test the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training series.

logo for How-To Festival: Earth Day edition
logo for How-To Festival: Earth Day edition

Springfield-Greene County Library retools a how-to fest to focus on sustainability and waste reduction.

A person counting dollar bills
A person counting dollar bills
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Some library programs come with a cost — literally. Noah Lenstra explores the issue.

woman holds snake out to child in audience
woman holds snake out to child in audience

There are very few programs that guarantee great attendance, but animal programs are a pretty safe bet.