Posts by Jamie W. (100)

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From Whitman to Bustleton, Mantua to Nicetown, people in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas are hunkering down and looking for diversions. During these challenging times, many of us have… continue reading How to Get the Most from the Free Library's Digital Audiobook Collections

By written by Jamie W.    April 8, 2020    1

Two of our most popular digital resources are getting a new home on your mobile device. RBDigital Audiobooks and RBDigital Magazines ( formerly Zinio )  are now both available… continue reading Check Out the New App for Digital Audiobooks and Magazines

By written by Jamie W.    April 20, 2018    8

We are very pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times is now available with your library card ! Free Library card holders will now have free access to NYTimes.com and… continue reading Extra! Extra! New York Times Online Now Free With Your Library Card!

By written by Jamie W.    April 10, 2018    20

At long last, Hoopla , our popular source for streaming television and movies (as well as graphic novels , ebooks , music , and audiobooks ) is now available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and… continue reading Now Showing: Hoopla on the Big(er) Screen!

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2018    2

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that streaming movies from Kanopy , as well as digital audiobooks from Hoopla and RBDigital , now appear in the Free Library catalog . Audiobook… continue reading All About Audiobooks (and eBooks, Streaming Video, and More): Now Searchable Directly Through Our Online Catalog!

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2018    1

So many great audiobooks, so little time. In fact, all three of our audiobook platforms are more popular than ever,  So here's a few of our favorites to help you along. Visit our… continue reading Digital Audiobook Favorites for 2017 (so far)

By written by Jamie W.    November 16, 2017    2

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service to our cardholders. The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available at no cost with your… continue reading Watch Streaming Movies with our Newest Digital Media Resource: Kanopy!

By written by Jamie W.    November 1, 2017    49

The past few years have seen tremendous growth in the popularity of  digital audiobooks . And why not? Audiobooks allow you to couple the imaginative, meditative aspects of… continue reading New Directions in Digital Audiobooks

By written by Jamie W.    October 27, 2017    14

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that beginning today we will offer free access to Lynda.com with your library card ! Lynda.com is an online training and learning tool… continue reading Lynda.com: A New Online Learning Experience from the Free Library

By written by Jamie W.    September 5, 2017    42

Zinio, our digital magazine service, is now RBdigital Magazines . The great selection of currnet newsstand magazines including the New Yorker , the Economist , Bon Appetit , National… continue reading Changes Coming for Zinio, Digital Magazines, and Digital Audiobooks

By written by Jamie W.    August 4, 2017    1

OverDrive , one of our most popular Digital Media platforms for accessing ebooks and digital audiobooks, recently made some changes to their mobile apps. These changes should make your digital… continue reading Updates to OverDrive Mobile Apps

By written by Jamie W.    February 28, 2017    4

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather… continue reading Featured Resource: Mango Languages

By written by Jamie W.    January 12, 2016    4

A strong collection of reference material is one of the hallmarks of a good library, and the effective use of reference materials is the hallmark of a good researcher. At the Free Library, we… continue reading Featured Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Library

By written by Jamie W.    December 14, 2015   

This month the Free Library is celebrating #NoShameNovember by encouraging you to read whatever you like—no shame, no judgement. So let's bust out the bodice rippers and… continue reading eReading #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Jamie W.    November 16, 2015   

Looking for some scream-enducing movies for this scariest of weekends? Head over to IndieFlix, one of our partners for streaming video that specializes in indies, shorts, and classic films,… continue reading Streaming FEAR!!!!

By written by Jamie W.    October 30, 2015   

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks.… continue reading Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

By written by Jamie W.    September 30, 2015   

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help… continue reading Bulk Up on Back to School Resources

By written by Jamie W.    September 4, 2015   

A Free Library card is your key to countless resources, but few are as valuable to students as Homework Help Online .  Login with your Free Library card and PIN, register a username, and… continue reading Featured Resource: Homework Help Online

By written by Jamie W.    August 27, 2015    6

Sometimes you've got to take a test. It's a fact of life. Some of us struggle with tests while others breeze by, but we could all benefit from a little preparation. So before you… continue reading Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

By written by Jamie W.    August 6, 2015    1

Frequent visitors to our Overdrive site may have noticed a few changes this week. After months of planning, Overdrive has discontinued the much maligned WMA and WMV formats for audiobooks, videos,… continue reading Digital Audiobooks Are Now Easier Than Ever

By written by Jamie W.    May 21, 2015    9