Free Library of Philadelphia

About the Library: The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

Focus On: The Free Library has completed an ambitious strategic plan that will guide its work through 2017. You can read the highlights of the plan, as well as see our most recent progress report on this initiative.

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Annual Reports
Board of Directors and Foundation
Board of Trustees
Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative 
Check Us Out
Economic Value of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Executive Staff
Free Library Blog
History of the Library
Hours and Locations
Library Card Policies and Fines
Library and Department Directories
Material Selection Policy
Meet Our President
Online Exhibitions
Parkway Central Expansion Project
Parkway Museums District
Pew Study on the Free Library
Press Releases
Renovations and Closings
Standards of Acceptable BehaviorNew
The RosenbachNew
Strategic Plan
Support the Library
Tour Parkway Central Library
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