#LoveTheLibrary: What Do You Love About YOUR Local Library?

By Kate C. Wed, February 1, 2017

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves.

With love already in the air, we thought it would be a great time to channel those lovey-dovey feelings and find out why you love your local library, whether it’s a Free Library location or another one altogether. What do you love most about visiting? What do you most often use the library for? How do you feel when you walk through the front door? What has the library taught you?

Throughout this month, we’ll be asking those questions via our social media accounts using the hashtag #LoveTheLibrary. We hope you’ll share your responses with us, in words, images, or both, and we’ll share our favorites!

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Comments

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Bill Nice - Burholme Wed, February 01, 2017
I just love the wide selection of literature on "computer programming" and "engineering manufacturing thesis data" .........
Briant Coleman - Philadelphia , Central locale branch Wed, February 01, 2017
Love the employees. They are all friendly & helpful.
PEGGIE FINKBINER - TORRESDALE Thu, February 02, 2017
I love that the library is within somewhat easy walking distance of my house, and that most everything in it I can use for free. By the way I don't have any social media account but an email address.
Chris Drake - Philadelphia Thu, February 02, 2017
whenever I need an answer to a problem/issue/challenge, I go to the library for answer. There is always a book/dvd on the subject.
Lisa Agyemang-Duah - Nicetown Thu, February 02, 2017
The tall black man at the front desk needs for someone to talk to him he is very loud and it makes no sense the workers stand at the desk and have loud conversations it is not like that at other libraries I always thought that you were suppose to be quiet at the libarary not at this branch I can concentrate im on the computer
ann smith - Nicetown Tioga Branch Fri, February 03, 2017
We are loving this!
Kate C. - Philadelphia` Fri, February 03, 2017
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Kate C. - Philadelphia Fri, February 03, 2017
I enjoy the cheerfulness of the staff. They (most) seem to enjoy what they do and are always helpful.
Paula - Philadelphia Fri, February 03, 2017
Fumo Branch is small and cozy, warm an familiar, just like home. The staff attention is great, they made you feel welcome and are very nice and attentive. It has great activities for the children too. Great selection of books and movies for all ages.
Elena - South Philly Sun, February 05, 2017
The kids area in Thomas Donatucci is wonderful, like a playground, with the big cushion and puppets. In summer is great to just grab a book and sit on the garden to read. The garden is a great attractive, and they also had activities there. Staff is also very nice, especially when housing any activity for kids and families. They have a big place so areas are well separated in 3 spaces: kids, adults, and the computer space with the research books. The selection of children's books is huge, and they always get the new titles right away.
Elena - South Philly Sun, February 05, 2017
Kudos for the new space for South Philly Branch. I love the self checkout system, but is nice to talk with the staff too, they are also very nice, helpful and dedicated when attending the public.
Elena - South Philly Sun, February 05, 2017
This location is close to my home and is always well stocked with good CDs and movies. I also put books on hold and always find them when available for pickup. The staff are very friendly and always helpful. I use the computers and printer which are always in good working order. Also the security guard is friendly and helpful. Thanks Santore Branch
Philomena Maiellano - Charles Santore Branch Carpenter Street Sun, February 05, 2017
I love my local library. The entire staff is very friendly and attentive. Even the guard (Elijah) always keeps a smile on his face. I often find what I am looking for but in the case of needing to order, it usually arrives without any hassles. I go , I talk, I pick up dvd's & books. I read with my sons , get on the computer, print doucuments but I can't leave. LOL Really great people
Dawn - Wyoming Branch Library Tue, February 07, 2017
We have the greatest "friendship" with the Torresdale Branch. They educate the children while we let them have fun at the same time. We couldn't ask for a better neighborhood relationship!!
Thunderbird Lanes - Holme Avenue - Philadelphia Fri, February 10, 2017
The Torresdale Branch does a wonderful job of supporting children with Autism through Sensory Story Time and other family friendly activities! We are so happy to have Ann Hornbach and her wonderful staff as community partners! Annemarie Clarke
Annemarie Clarke - Torresdale Branch Fri, February 10, 2017
I was recently at the Torresdale Branch and just had to comment on what a wonderful staff the Philadelphia Library has going on at that branch. Very helpful and friendly staff; they really seem to care about the those of us who use this branch. They're always there to help out in finding whatever information it is I am searching for. Terrific job they're doing at the Torresdale Branch Library.
Cathy - Philadelphia Fri, February 10, 2017
I love the local Torresdale Branch! I teach at a nearby elementary school and we have worked together to start a Kindergarten Book Club. The library has been a wonderful resource for our students. They have sparked the love of reading in all of our kindergarteners. The library has made access to library cards easy- they brought them to us!. We constantly teach the students of the wonderful things the library has to offer. Ann Hornbach has been the best thing to happen to our kids!! Thank you!!!
michele DeLiso - Newtown Sun, February 12, 2017
I love the local Torresdale Branch as they are the most friendliest, helpful, informative group of folks I had the pleasure work with as a volunteer! The programs they provide to the public is so useful and fun too!
Jeannette Torres - North East Philadelphia Sun, February 12, 2017
their staff is very helpful
Alejandro Riddick - Philadelphia Tue, February 14, 2017
The entire staff at the Torresdale branch of the library is fantastic! Ann is a dynamic support for individuals with Autism, particularly students. The library conducts a variety of events throughout the year on all topics. They are a wealth of information and happy to help in any capacity.
Meghan - Torresdale Wed, February 15, 2017
The staff is great and always helpful and full of information in the children's section. A wonderful resourceful place to take my niece to go pick out books and have a good time.
Caroline - Northeast Philadelphia Sat, February 18, 2017
The librarians at Greater Olney Library are the best; they are so helpful and can help you with anything you need. There is always some event going on in this little library.
Sarah - Olney Sat, February 25, 2017

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