Browsing Date: June 2013 (20)

Last month we blogged about  changes coming to our electronic resources and databases .  A few of those changes will take effect this week. First of all though, we are happy to report… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 28, 2013   

Sometimes it really is the little things in life that matter.  This I learned recently while trying to identify the record keeper of Borneman Ms 152 from the Henry Stauffer Borneman… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   June 27, 2013   

As reported on this blog back in March, Google Reader announced that they were shutting down their Google Reader service as of July 1st, 2013 . Once we went through the five stages of grief, we… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2013   

We've all been there: One chapter from the end of a great book, and the pile of on-deck reads atop the bedside table looking awfully slim. The anxiety of not having something to read starts to… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 24, 2013    1

Summer is here!  Did you sign your child up for the Summer Reading Game ?  Take a trip to the library and be sure to sign up.  Have you been using our literacy calendar with your… continue reading

By Megan W.   June 22, 2013   

Think of two or three of the most critically-lauded groups in the canon of rock music.  Got some?  Now, were there any women in those bands you imagined?  It's no secret:… continue reading

By Perry G.   June 21, 2013   

Neil Gaiman has just released his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , and to say that a number of us here at the Free Library are beyond excited to read it would be an understatement!… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 21, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 20, 2013   

Celebrate the long summer nights with Moonight Movies from Mt. Airy USA! Beginning Friday, June 21 and running through Friday, August 16, Moonlight Movies will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the park… continue reading

By Eileen O.   June 17, 2013   

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of "The Man of Steel," "The Last Son of Krypton," "The Man of Tomorrow"; the quintessential figure that helped invent the entire comic… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 14, 2013    1

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 13, 2013   

Online Summer Reading is in full swing right now here at the Free Library with kids, teens, and adults from all over Philadelphia reading as much as they can all summer long to meet our… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 12, 2013    1

In celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, the Independence Library , 18 South 7th Street, will host a casual dessert and coffee social on Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our library is the home… continue reading

By Independence Branch Library   June 12, 2013   

Our streaming Music Online collections, powered by Alexander Street Press, have recently added tons of great new content. You'll find these collections listed on both our Digital… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 11, 2013    1

Today marks what would have been acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s 85 th birthday. Check out today’s whimsical Google Doodle that celebrates… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 10, 2013   

The school year may be ending, but activities for teens are just starting to heat up at Parkway Central.    We’re bringing back old favorites and doing some new things to keep the… continue reading

By Daniel S.   June 10, 2013   

Many of our ebook readers have already discovered Freading. It's a great alternative to our Overdrive collection with a wide selection of titles from a growing list of publishers. Freading… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 7, 2013    1

June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to get outside with your little one, enjoying the beautiful late spring/early summer weather. It can be as simple as a walk around the neighborhood.… continue reading

By Megan W.   June 5, 2013    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2013. We may actually need to re-name this the "Top James Patterson ebooks List" this month, as the… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 4, 2013   

Starting in June, the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians will be creating and sharing an Early Literacy Calendar! Each month, the calendar will be chock full of fun… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   June 3, 2013    2