NBA assistant coach and acclaimed author and speaker Jerome Allen recently spoke about his life experiences and his latest memoir.
Friends Free Library
Welcome to Friends Free Library!
We are the school library of Germantown Friends School serving both the internal GFS community and our Germantown neighbors. Throughout the year, students, families, community day care centers and school groups visit us for story hours, book selection and library instruction.
Our Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 books, as well as newspapers and magazines, and an active collection of online research databases. Our goal is to encourage a love of reading and to assist individuals with their research needs using both print and internet resources.
The Friends Free Library Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun!
Children from Early Childhood through rising ninth grade are invited to take part in this easy BINGO challenge to promote recreational reading throughout the summer. Please click on the age-appropriate link below to print out a BINGO card. Each card is filled with book-related challenges. Cross the challenges off as you complete them and keep track of the books you read on the flipside of the card. At the end of the summer, show your card to a librarian at the Friends Free Library to collect your prize!
If you don’t have access to a printer, don’t worry! Just keep a list of the books your child read this summer to show the librarians. Questions? Please phone the library at 215-951-2355.
Hear from author and historian Paul Farber '01 as he is interviewed by his mentor and friend André Robert Lee '89.
Each June, Pride Month aims to highlight, uplift, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community in our country. We asked Early Childhood teacher Michael Roach how he begins to address and teach about gender diversity with even our youngest students, and he offered the following book recommendations and reflections.