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Come check out our newest book display at the Parkway Central Children's Department! Our book bundles include three to five titles and offer a variety of themes to choose from:… continue reading Book Bundles Feature Staff Favorites at Central Children's Department

By written by Suzanna U.    August 22, 2012   

The Best Things in Life We here at the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch of the Free Library have had the pleasure of working with a lovely young lady, Angelina Smith. Angelina started out as a… continue reading The Best Things in Life

By written by Sarah S.    August 22, 2012   

In these two new videos we walk you through the steps of downloading library ebooks to your Kindle e-reader. The first video shows you how to add ebooks to your Kindle over a Wi-Fi network. The… continue reading Two ways to download ebooks to your Kindle

By written by Jamie W.    August 21, 2012    4

Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s (and parent’s) life - it can be a little scary for everyone. But not to worry - from funny frogs to worried mice there are lots… continue reading Books for Kids Starting School for the First Time!

By written by Rachel F.    August 17, 2012    1

The Free Library's got a wealth of electronic resources including ebooks, online homework help, research databases,  world-language programs, and more! Below, Electronic Resources… continue reading A Free Library Minute: Digital Offerings!

By written by Eileen O.    August 16, 2012   

A few months ago we posted a blog about the Free Library’s stance on the issue of publishers, ebooks, and libraries. We’re continuing to urge all our customers who believe that… continue reading Libraries and Readers Deserve Great Ebooks!

By written by Alix G.    August 10, 2012   

At the Free Library, we are always on the lookout for the best resources to add to our database collection. Likewise, we are constantly evaluating our current offerings to make sure you… continue reading News from Databaseland

By written by Jamie W.    August 9, 2012   

For students of all ages, the Free Library is source-number-one for information; that almost goes without saying. Though sometimes, when you’re struggling with a tough problem or trying to… continue reading Reintroducing Homework Help Online: What You Don’t Know about This Great Resource

By written by Jamie W.    August 8, 2012    8

Check out the hidden gem shared by Curator of the Automobile Reference Collection Kim Bravo: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Automobile Reference Collection

By written by Eileen O.    August 8, 2012   

In this edition of a Free Library Minute, Children's Librarian Rachel Fryd tells us about Summer Reading: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Summer Reading!

By written by Eileen O.    August 3, 2012   

The world lost an eloquent and acerbic powerhouse of a writer and political commentator with the passing of Gore Vidal on Tuesday, July 31, at the age of 86. The author of 25 acclaimed novels,… continue reading In Memoriam: Gore Vidal

By written by Michelle S.    August 1, 2012    1

Downloading music and ebooks on the go has just gotten easier.  Two of our most popular digital media services, Freading and Freegal, now offer mobile apps for iOS/Apple and Android… continue reading New mobile apps available for digital media

By written by Jamie W.    July 31, 2012   

  In their search for freedom of conscience and worship, as well as for the promise of economic self-sufficiency and inexpensive land, many German-speaking Christian sectarian groups… continue reading Gertrude Rapp, Expert in Silk and Song

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 31, 2012    2

function toggle(element) { document.getElementById(element).style.display = (document.getElementById(element).style.display == "none") ? "" : "none"; } On July 26, 1775 – 237 years ago… continue reading Going Postal : Vintage and Historic Sheet Music Featuring Letters, Mail, and Stamps

By written by Perry G.    July 26, 2012    2

Interested to know what all the fuss is about e-readers without dropping your hard-earned cash on a device you may or may not like? Look no further than the Free Library of Philadelphia: You can… continue reading Check out an E-reader from the Free Library!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2012    4

This video will walk you through the process of checking out and downloading an ebook for your Nook, Kobo, Sony, or other dedicated e-reader.  It also covers how to download and activate… continue reading How to Download Ebooks to Your Nook or other similar e-reader

By written by Jamie W.    July 24, 2012    2

Our new web series, A Free Library Minute, will introduce you to the many faces of the Free Library. You'll hear from librarians, staff, and volunteers on everything from our Summer Reading… continue reading A Free Library Minute

By written by Eileen O.    July 23, 2012   

The Library of Congress , in celebration of National Book Festival has an exhibit featuring " Books That Shaped America ." They curated a list of 88 books which they feel are influential… continue reading Books That Shaped America

By written by Camille T.    July 20, 2012   

You have likely heard that the Free Library offers tens of thousands of downloadable ebooks. If you are new to digital reading though, finding them can take some getting used to. This video will… continue reading New to ebooks: Start here

By written by Jamie W.    July 19, 2012    2

It has been a while since our first attempt to launch our new online catalog .  During our first launch in April, we discovered some hardware limitations that were holding us back.  (In… continue reading Our New Catalog Launches Monday - Take 2!

By written by Carolyn P.    July 18, 2012   

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