For Release: Immediately
Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development

Got a New E-Gadget for the Holidays? The Free Library’s Gadget Gurus Have You Covered!

What: Free, drop-in assistance with Free Library gadget gurus

Who: Expert, trained librarians at the Free Library of Philadelphia

When: Wednesday, December 26; Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28; Wednesday, January 2; Thursday, January 3; and Friday, January 4 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Parkway Central Library lobby, 1901 Vine Street

Want to learn how to download some of more than 80,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad or Windows 8 tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing on? Don’t fret: The Free Library of Philadelphia’s gadget gurus can help you make the most of your new electronic device!

Stop by the Parkway Central Library lobby to meet with a gadget guru between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on any one the following dates: Wednesday, December 26; Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28; Wednesday, January 2; Thursday, January 3; and Friday, January 4. With expert knowledge of the ins and outs of every kind of electronic device under the sun, a gadget guru will help you master your new e-reader or tablet in no time. They can also help you explore and download materials from the Free Library’s extensive digital collections, including ebooks, audiobooks, music, and more. Don’t have a Free Library card? Don’t worry! They can also sign you up for one right on the spot!

Free Library cardholders enjoy a generous and ever-growing collection of digital resources. Through, Library customers have access to more than 80,000 streaming or downloadable ebooks, more than 8,000 downloadable audiobooks, and more than 3 million streaming or downloadable pieces of music over six unique digital media platforms. In addition, they can access some 150 unique databases that will help them learn a new language, research their family history, or undertake market research for their new business idea. And as the largest provider of free Wi-Fi in the city, the Free Library makes it a snap for customers to access its digital resources at any of its 54 locations throughout Philadelphia.

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About the Free Library’s Commitment to Digital Literacy
The Free Library aims to provide literacy, learning, and economic recovery for the city of Philadelphia though its unparalleled access and training in the digital space. By providing access to more than 80,000 ebooks; 1,000 public computers; 600+ author event podcasts; 150 online databases; daily homework and computer literacy classes online; Hot Spot community computer training centers; and the roving Techmobile “Hot Spot on wheels,” the Free Library’s digital services have never been greater.

About the Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library of Philadelphia system consists of 49 branches, three regional libraries, the Parkway Central Library, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. With more than six million visits annually, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850