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Picture of girl doing schoolwork on a computer.

How can we utilize the online tools we might already know how to use for programming during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Photo of a young boy playing outside.
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Noah Lenstra explores multi-sectoral coalitions and how libraries can play an important part in the health of their communities.

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A woman wearing a mask reading on a park bench

People rarely call in the humanities experts during times of crisis — but libraries are doing exactly that.

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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).

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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.