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Sync is a new summer reading program, sponsored by Audio File Magazine , that offers two free audiobooks a week from May 15 - Aug 14. The audio titles are chosen specifically for teen readers, and… continue reading Sync Free YA Audiobooks to Your Earphones

By written by Jamie W.    May 13, 2014   

Input  was a Philadelphia panel discussion program hosted by John S. Stokes, Jr. that aired Sunday mornings on WCAU-TV10 from 1968 through early 1971. The program is a window in to the people… continue reading Streaming Philadelphia History - Introducing Input with Marion Stokes & John S. Stokes, Jr

By written by Jamie W.    May 5, 2014   

A recent piece in the Washington Post got me thinking about jobs and the recovery. By most accounts the worst of the Great Recession is behind us. The unemployment rate , while it's still… continue reading Jump Start Your Own Economic Recovery

By written by Jamie W.    April 23, 2014   

Two big announcements today: First, we've added streaming movies and video to the ebook and audiobook selection through our Overdrive platform. You'll find all different genres of movies… continue reading Now Showing: Streaming Movies from the Free Library

By written by Jamie W.    April 15, 2014    5

Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users… continue reading Overdrive to discontinue support for Blackberry app

By written by Jamie W.    April 8, 2014   

OneClick Digital is a popular source for downloadable audiobooks from the Free Library of Philadelphia. While OneClick is fairly straightforward and easy-to-use, we've compiled the following… continue reading OneClick Digital Audiobook Help and FAQs

By written by Jamie W.    April 3, 2014    4

We're so pleased to announce that we've expanded our ebook and digital audiobook services with two new platforms! First, we have a new digital experience just for kids. The… continue reading Introducing Two New eBook and Audiobook Services: OneClick Digital and Overdrive Kid's eReading Room!

By written by Jamie W.    March 17, 2014    3

Savvy entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders already know about Business Decision, but did you know this resource can help you create thematic maps and datasets that will guide your business… continue reading Featured Resource: Business Decision

By written by Jamie W.    February 24, 2014   

UPDATE - 8/12/2015 - The Free Library no longer offers Treehouse to our card holders. This change went into effect in December 2014 . We apologize for any confusion.    One newest… continue reading FLP Now Offering Online Technology Education with Treehouse

By written by Jamie W.    February 21, 2014    7

You'll find some new features at www.freelibrary.org today! We're pleased to introduce our new Digital Learning Portal . We've also redesigned our Download Media page to make it… continue reading Introducing Our New Digital Learning Portal and Redesigned Digital Media Page

By written by Jamie W.    January 28, 2014   

The latest version of one of our most popular and useful online resources is here. LearningExpress Library 3.0 supports academic and career development as well as lifelong learning through… continue reading Introducing LearningExpress Library 3.0

By written by Jamie W.    January 14, 2014    6

If you are looking to get ahead at work or at school, interested in learning something new or brushing up on your existing skills, the Free Library is pleased to offer you access to Universal… continue reading Take Online Classes Through the Free Library with Universal Class

By written by Jamie W.    December 23, 2013    97

With Zinio the Free Library is pleased to offer you free access to current issues of popular magazines to read on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Your SEPTA ride to work just got so much… continue reading Download Digital Magazines with Zinio and the Free Library!

By written by Jamie W.    December 20, 2013    22

The holidays are nearly here and one thing we've come to expect at this time of year is a flood of requests from people looking for help reading library ebooks on their computers, phones,… continue reading Overdrive READ: the easiest way to read an ebook

By written by Jamie W.    December 20, 2013    9

Getting comfortably literary on a chilly day must be one of life’s great pleasures. Here is one librarian’s handpicked recommendations for snow day reads with an emphasis on heavy page… continue reading Snow Day Reading Favorites for Winter

By written by Jamie W.    December 18, 2013   

Kindles, tablets, laptops, and smartphones will top many holiday gift lists this season. Sadly though, lessons are not included with these devices. If you or someone you know needs a little help… continue reading Ho, Ho, Ho My Goodness! How Do you Work This Thing? FLP Gadget Help Desk to Offer Extended Holiday Hours

By written by Jamie W.    December 16, 2013    1

With luck, the government shutdown will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then, remember that you can rely on the Free Library for many of your information needs.  For… continue reading Online Census Data during the Government Shutdown

By written by Jamie W.    October 15, 2013   

You've asked for it and now it's finally happened. Beginning this week you will be able to renew your downloadable Free Library ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. … continue reading Overdrive renewals are here at last!

By written by Jamie W.    October 9, 2013    3

The Free Library of Philadelphia has decided not to continue with our subscription to Mergent Online. While the Mergent/Moody's Digital Manuals will continue to be available, researchers who… continue reading Attention Business Researchers - Changes Coming to Our Subscription Databases

By written by Jamie W.    October 4, 2013   

Last week we learned that Penguin Books (which recently merged with Random House Books to form Penguin Random House) will once again make their ebooks available to libraries. Penguin has also… continue reading Penguin Ebooks Once Again Available to Libraries

By written by Jamie W.    October 2, 2013    1