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Free Library’s new pedal-powered mobile library to visit South Philly parks

If you’ve ever neglected time at the library for a trip to the park, here’s your chance for redemption.

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Photo by Marika Mirren, via Grid.

The Free Library has a new mobile library of sorts, specifically for children’s items, to bring books to you at local parks.

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1188 items checked out, 102 new cards issued at Free Library’s grand opening at Broad and Morris

In January of 2014, the Free Library at Broad and Morris closed its doors to make way for something bigger and better – the new CHOP Community Health and Literacy Center.

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Photo of the facility from the Free Library’s website.

That new facility was unveiled in early May, but the library was still empty at that time. At the grand opening celebration over the weekend, the new location for the library issued 102 new library cards, along with checking out more than 1,000 items to visitors. The neighborhood really did miss having a library.

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One Year Out: Public meeting regarding CHOP care center/library at Broad at Morris scheduled

Want an in-depth look at the upcoming CHOP care center/Free Library hybrid that’s currently under construction at the corner of Broad and Morris?

Rendering courtesy of CHOP

Rendering courtesy of CHOP

There’s an informational meeting scheduled for Dec. 22. Miguel Horn and Jim Keller, AIA, the artist and architect behind the project respectively, will be on hand to present conceptual plans for the on-going renovations of the former South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library. Continue Reading →

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