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PowerCorpsPHL accepting applications through August 1 Office of Workforce Development PowerCorpsPHL is now accepting applications from young adults, ages 18 to 26, for their fall 2018 cohort. As AmeriCorps members, PowerCorpsPHL participants complete crew-based environmental service while learning the skills required to pursue a career of their choosing. Graduates receive one-on-one support to pursue post-secondary education and employment. Questions? Contact: catherine.wolfgang@phila.gov, 215-206-3406 APPLY BY AUGUST 1!

    PowerCorps PHL
    PowerCorps PHL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 747 likes · 3 talking about this · 6 were here. Increasing sustainability. Fueling workforce success.

2 days ago

Libraries "shape the community and the commun...

Libraries "shape the community and the communities shape the library"

    Beyond the Books - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Inside North Philly's Lillian Marrero branch of the Free Library, community organizer Tania Ríos Marrero-daughter of the branch's namesake-scribbles neatly at the top of a notebook: "What is the role of a public library?" Word by word, she dissects the meaning of her message. " : Function, purpose.

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West Oak Lane Library added 3 new photos.

Keva planks and cantilevers at West Oak Lane Library!

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    West Oak Lane Library added a new photo.

4 days ago

Learn more about Philadelphia's Read by 4th G...

Learn more about Philadelphia's Read by 4th Grade initiative. There is a role for everyone, not just parents of small children. We are families, educators, literacy specialists, youth program providers, neighborhood merchants, faith leaders, block captains, and much more.

    About - Read by 4th
    Read by 4th is a citywide campaign bringing together an ever growing coalition of partners to double the number of children reading at grade level by the start of 4th grade. At the end of the 2017 school year, almost two thirds of children in Philadelphia entered the 4th grade unable to read at grade level.

5 days ago

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library of ...

Only three spaces left for Camp Play & Learn for children entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Complete the application form at West Oak Lane Library.

    Blog: Camp Play and Learn
    Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn!

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Jun 29

West Oak Lane Library shared Librarians and B...

Just read!

    Librarians and Book Lovers
    Librarians and Book Lovers. 4,708 likes · 360 talking about this. Librarians and Book Lovers

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West Oak Lane Library added 4 new photos.

Block Party Friday at West Oak Lane Library!

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Jun 20

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.

Jun 19

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.

Jun 16

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 15

Yesterdays meeting at Woodcrest Church

Hello Neighbors,

I was unable to attending Thursdays meeting regarding the relocation of Ad Prima Charter to Mt. Airy. I was hoping that someone would be able to provide some information on the meeting.


Jun 15



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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.

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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.

Jun 05

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

We had a great time today making rainbow slime!

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    We had a great time today making rainbow slime!

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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.

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.

May 30

Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966

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    Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966
    On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1:30 pm, an unknown black female entered the Payless Shoe store located at 6233 Woodland Avenue. While inside the suspect was confronted by a store employee for attempting to leave the store with several pairs of shoes concealed inside her purse.

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.

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!

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


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