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In August, we announced big changes on the horizon now that OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform. If you remember, RBdigital audiobooks moved to our OverDrive platform. Now comes the… continue reading Introducing OverDrive Magazines!

By written by Jamie B.    March 19, 2021    3

What do Guion Bluford , Angela Davis , Hank Aaron , Maya Angelou , Katherine G. Johnson , Eartha Kitt , Sonny Rollins , Gordon Parks , Ntozake Shange , and E. Lynn Harris all have in common? They… continue reading Introducing the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

By written by Jamie B.    February 16, 2021   

The longest year ever is coming to a close. (Amen.) That means that it’s time to peruse some Best of 2020 book lists! Across the web you can find tons of these kinds of lists. Two of my… continue reading What Philadelphia Read in 2020

By written by Jamie B.    December 30, 2020   

For many Philadelphians, library access to free ebooks and audiobooks has been a lifesaver during the pandemic. We may not be able to go anywhere we want, but we can travel vicariously through… continue reading How to Recommend a Digital Book

By written by Jamie B.    December 14, 2020    2

¡hurra! 万岁 hoan hô! Ура! hourra! hooray! الصيحة! Let’s celebrate! The Free Library now offers access to ebooks and audiobooks in seven world languages: Spanish, Chinese,… continue reading Hurra! Hourra! Hoan Hô! | ebooks in 7 Languages

By written by Jamie B.    August 31, 2020   

Have you heard the news? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform . For Free Library users, this means that on September 8, 2020, RBdigital content will move to OverDrive. The RBdigital… continue reading Big Changes are Coming to RBdigital

By written by Jamie B.    August 26, 2020    21

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new digital resource that provides access to the most distinguished African American Newspapers in the United States. Cardholders now have access to 10… continue reading Black History. Black News. Black Voices.

By written by Jamie B.    July 30, 2020    5

Right now, it seems like everyone is reading books about race. The New York Times  bestsellers list is currently made up almost entirely of books about race and racism, with the "big… continue reading There's More to #BlackLivesMatter Than Booklists

By written by Jamie B.    June 30, 2020    5

In the age of social distancing, virtual meetings have become commonplace. Almost overnight we’ve had to learn new technologies in order to have a doctor’s appointment, a work meeting,… continue reading Stay Connected: Virtual Meeting Basics

By written by Jamie B.    May 21, 2020   

Schools are closed through the end of this school year, and children and caregivers alike are looking for high-quality reading materials and activities. It's more important than ever… continue reading Reading Resources for School-Aged Children

By written by Jamie B.    April 23, 2020   

Audiobooks offer a great way to escape while you’re working, cooking, or cleaning. They have also been proven to help struggling readers access literature . But a battle still rages:… continue reading Audiobooks 101

By written by Jamie B.    March 24, 2020    3

New to ebooks? Here’s a short guide to getting started with ebooks at the Free Library. Finding ebooks Search our library catalog by title, author, subject, or another term. In your search… continue reading ebooks 101

By written by Jamie B.    March 20, 2020    3

If you're looking for free, personalized academic support while your school or university is closed, the Free Library can connect you to a qualified tutor through Homework Help Online ,… continue reading Homework Help Online: Live Chat with a Qualified Tutor

By written by Jamie B.    March 18, 2020    7

If your school or college is affected by COVID-19, resources from the Free Library are available to help students continue their learning from home. You can find all of these digital tools at… continue reading Learning from Home? The Free Library Can Help!

By written by Jamie B.    March 16, 2020    5

Super Tuesday is now behind us. The 11th debate of the Democratic presidential primary is on the horizon. Candidates are dropping out of the race left and right, but it’s still… continue reading Get Your Trusted 2020 Presidential Election News from the Free Library

By written by Jamie B.    March 4, 2020    2

by Jamie Bowers and Dennis Mawson Starting today, Philadelphians ages 18 and above can use their Free Library card to check out FREE digital passes to cultural institutions and other attractions… continue reading Announcing the Experience Pass—Your Key to Free Philadelphia Museums, Attractions, and More!

By written by Jamie B.    December 2, 2019    21

Have you read the 1619 Project yet? It’s the award-winning special issue of the New York Times Magazine all about American Slavery that was published last month. The project’s creator,… continue reading Find Out How Slavery Made Our World with These Free Library Resources

By written by Jamie B.    September 17, 2019    1

If you’re getting your news mostly from social media, your information diet is probably a little lacking. You might even be consuming fake news , which the New York Times defines as "a… continue reading Are You Reading Fake News?

By written by Jamie B.    August 20, 2019    3

Dive into film, international fashion, current events, and more with the newest additions to our digital magazines subscriptions through RBdigital . New World Language Magazines Read at your… continue reading New Digital Magazines: Glossies from Africa to Latin America

By written by Jamie B.    April 10, 2019   

Although October was Computer Learning Month, it's always a great time to learn and try new tech tools. Take a moment this month to test out JSTOR , the Free Library’s classic research… continue reading Digital Databases and Learning Spotlight: JSTOR

By written by Jamie B.    November 8, 2018    1