26 hours ago

Looking for good books to read with your chil...

Looking for good books to read with your children?

    Kids summer book picks from the Free Library
    Wherever you're heading this summer - the beach, the park down the street, or your very own couch-take the Free Library with you! Summer is a great time to dig into fun and fascinating books, and we've handpicked some top summer reads for children, students, and teens.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!...

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!

    City Council approves first 64 Rebuild sites: Here's what's coming! | Office of the Mayor
    In early June 2018, City Council approved the first round of sites for Rebuild! Here's what that means and why that's important. Rebuild is the City's program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly's neighborhoods. Most sites will be funded through bonds paid for by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
    https://beta.phila.gov

4 days ago

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A "TWO (2) INCH" FIRE SERVICE LINE WITH BACKFLOW PREVENTER AND AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 13R. ALL WORK SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS/HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS.

    6957 OLD YORK RD Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

person walking trying to open all automobiles doors which are left unlocked.

There's a man walking down 7500 block of Limekiln Pike and he's checking all doors to your automobiles to see if they were left unlocked. 2 people have had things taken from their automobiles due to their own negligence. He's a petty thief who takes cartons of water and paper towels toilet paper and any change you may have in your car. He even took handicapped placards left in the glove compartment.Please take a moment and lock your doors.He goes from car to car. I witnessed him doing this but he moves quickly.

Jun 14

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Jun 12

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      6600 Block N. Broad St. June 6, 2018 @ 5:06 p.m. Comment

Jun 11

Free Library of Pride For the second year, th...

Free Library of Pride For the second year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is going all out for Pride, with neary 50 LGBTQ-related events at its more than 20 branches. “The Free Library of Pride program is really driven by librarians, and the the librarians are really responding to the needs that they see from their patrons,” says Andrew Nurkin, head of the Free Library’s Center for Public Life. That means events for all ages, ranging from the scholarly to the silly. Here are a few highlights and the entire lineup of events: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/main/home/page/1/terms/free-library-of-pride

    Celebrate Pride Month by returning to its roots
    June is Pride Month, which means celebrations of the LGBTQ community all month long, including the 30th annual Philadelphia Pride Parade this weekend. Pride has become synonymous with rainbow flags, day drinking, and glitter, but it began with the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 and was fueled by decades of activism - raising awareness about AIDS, agitating for equal rights and marriage equality.
    https://whyy.org

Jun 09

  • Theft

Jun 09

Jun 08

Jun 07

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library You...

Summer of Wonder is HERE! Come on down and see us at West Oak Lane Library.

    Free Library Youth Services
    Free Library Youth Services added a new photo.
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Jun 05

We had a great time today making rainbow slim...

We had a great time today making rainbow slime!

    West Oak Lane Library
    We had a great time today making rainbow slime!
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Jun 04

  • The Write Way

    Mrs. Gutchigian is asking for $470.81:
    My students need items such as paper, markers, and easels to enhance their writing and literacy growth and development. In order for my students to become better writers, they need writing supplies and materials.
    Ellwood Elementary School Comment

Jun 04

Jun 03

Jun 03

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR LEVEL II ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING STRUCURE FOR USE AS A THREE FAMILY DWELLING, INTERIOR FITOUT THROUGHOUT. NO CHANGE IN MEANS OF EGRESS HAZARD CATEGORY. WORK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF AN ACCESSIBLE RAMP. BUILDING IS FULLY SPRINKLERED. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL OTHER WORK.

    6957 OLD YORK RD Issued May 31, 2018 Comment

Jun 02

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May 30

While there are many different formats these ...

While there are many different formats these days - it looks like traditional books may be best for some children.

    What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
    "I want The Three Bears!" These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa. A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children's brains in each of those situations.
    https://www.npr.org

May 30

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts Ju...

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts June 1!

    Summer of Wonder
    Summer is a great time to visit the Free Library! For children and teens, a summer at the library forms a bridge between grade levels so that learning doesn't stop when the weather heats up. Visit the library or participate online for a summer full of fun books and activities.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

May 29

More than just books!

More than just books!

    Why Philly's crumbling libraries aren't just libraries anymore | Mike Newall
    In a 103-year-old library in Southwest Philadelphia, where the roof is leaky, the windows are drafty, and the heating and cooling system is as finicky as an old crank, three men sat under dull lights at a bank of computers, trying to land a job.
    http://www.philly.com

May 29

  • Basics Are the Key to Life!

    Ms. Wisniewski is asking for $539.60:
    My students need basic school supplies such as folders, laminating pouches, and clipboards to help them succeed in their classes.
    Ellwood Elementary School Comment

May 27

May 25

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW 600AMP SERVICE WITH 5 PANELS AND NEW BRANCH WIRING NEW OUTLET AND SWITCHES,NEW LIGHTS,FIXTURES,SMOKES/CO DETECTORS, EM LIGHTS, EXIT SIGNS, OC SENSORS, AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT) EXTENDED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DEVICES AND ADDED RELOCATED FIRE DEVICES AS PER NFPA72

    6926 OLD YORK RD Issued May 23, 2018 Comment

May 21

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lan...

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!

    West Oak Lane Library
    All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 21

  • Beyond the Classroom Walls

    Mrs. Gutchigian is asking for $235.46:
    My students need Time for Kids to get exposure to various forms of non fiction text. TIME for Kids is a magazine that exposes students to current events around the world.
    Ellwood Elementary School Comment

May 19

The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival upda...

    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival
    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival updated their cover photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 18

May 16

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

    West Oak Lane Library
    Wet Walter is movin' on up!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 16

West Oak Lane Library updated their cover pho...

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library updated their cover photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 16

May 15

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of h...

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, Historical Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has researched the ten-year campaign (from 1871 to 1881) by the African American citizens of the historic 7th Ward, to hire African Americans as police officers. Copies of the book will be available. Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library, Philadelphia, PA. 433 likes. Show your appreciation for your local library - become a fan of West Oak Lane today! Want your updates in 140 characters or less? Check out our...
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May 15

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Prepared and Ready

    Mrs. Gutchigian is asking for $343.86:
    My students need basic school supplies to be able to meet with success during school time. Items like dry erase markers, paper, folders, and crayons are items that we use on a daily basis.
    Ellwood Elementary School Comment
  • Help Us Have the Basics.

    Ms. Wisniewski is asking for $556.68:
    My students need basic school supplies including crayons, dry erase markers, composition books, pencils and glue sticks to help them learn and grow.
    Ellwood Elementary School Comment

May 15

May 14

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary ...

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center!

    Through Cooking, Immigrants Better Understand English, America
    Food and conversation go together like love and marriage; they are a natural pairing, one that evokes home and comfort. That is exactly why the Free Library of Philadelphia offers cooking classes to immigrants and refugees. They learn American cooking, sure, but they also learn the English language.
    https://www.voanews.com

May 14

Suspect Martez Windle Arrested for Commercial Robbery in the 35th District

...at 8:00 pm, an unknown black male entered the New Shop Express located at 6900 Old York Road. Once inside the suspect grabbed an employee, a 29 year-old male, demanding money at...

    Philly Police Blog | Suspect Martez Windle Arrested for Commercial Robbery in the 35th District
    On April 6, 2017, at 8:00 pm, an unknown black male entered the New Shop Express located at 6900 Old York Road. Once inside the suspect grabbed an employee, a 29 year-old male, demanding money at gunpoint. A second employee, a 34 year-old male, was then ordered to the floor where the suspect took his wallet containing identification and $55.
    https://blog.phillypolice.com

May 11

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco love...

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!

    West Oak Lane Library
    Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!
    http://www.facebook.com

May 11

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

    What the Free Library learned about civic engagement from Pokémon Go - Generocity Philly
    Yes, Pokémon Go is still a thing. The augmented reality game for smartphones exploded in Summer 2016 and while its popularity has certainly dwindled, it still had 65 million active monthly users a year out (and still prompts meetups in Philadelphia). The game can obviously bring people together.
    https://generocity.org

May 11

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    • Arson

      6700 Block N. 13th St. May 7, 2018 @ 10:59 a.m. Comment

May 10

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