Posts in “free-library-myths” (11)

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Happy birthday, Benjamin Franklin —times two! Our favorite founding father actually had two birthdays: he was born in Boston on January 6, 1706, and then his birthday jumped to January 16,… continue reading Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

By written by Victoria G.    January 17, 2019   

Free Library Myth #1 "Shhhhhhhhhh! This is a library!" While we do offer many quiet areas for customers to comfortably read, study, and explore our materials, we also offer many types of… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought libraries are quiet…

By written by Kate C.    December 28, 2016   

Free Library Myth #2 We can all picture it—the "stereotypical" librarian image: an old woman with a bun and glasses, rocking an awesome cardigan! In reality, Free Library… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought all librarians were old ladies in cardigans…

By written by Kate C.    December 27, 2016   

Free Library Myth #3 While printed books, ebooks, and audiobooks are the most popular items to check out from the Free Library, a library card opens the door to so much more if you just know where… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought you could only check out books with a library card…

By written by Kate C.    December 22, 2016   

Free Library Myth #4 Opened in June 2014, the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. It aims to… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought there’s no eating allowed in the library…

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2016    2

Free Library Myth #5 The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation – the non-profit arm that supports the Free Library – works to bring in private donations that account for nearly… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the Free Library operated solely on taxpayer dollars…

By written by Kate C.    December 15, 2016   

Free Library Myth #6 While Benjamin Franklin is one of the prominent figures in our city’s history – doesn’t it seem like he’s there at every turn? – it’s… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought Ben Franklin founded the Free Library…

By written by Kate C.    December 12, 2016    1

Free Library Myth #7 One of the Free Library’s most unique and beloved programs is PAWS Read to a Dog , which takes place at several library locations and at which children are encouraged to… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought no animals were allowed in the library…

By written by Kate C.    December 9, 2016   

Free Library Myth #8 Some of our system’s most valuable resources are outside library walls, including the Techmobile , city Hot Spots , and the new pedal-powered Book Bike mobile library.… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the library is confined to buildings…

By written by Kate C.    December 7, 2016   

Free Library Myth #9 In addition to our children’s programming – which often steals the photo ops! – and events for adults and senior citizens , the Free Library has extensive… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought the library is just for young children and older adults…

By written by Kate C.    December 5, 2016   

Free Library Myth #10 Being a librarian is a hands-on job! Our librarians run Maker programs, lead yoga classes and meditation sessions, teacher computer classes, deliver lectures, care for… continue reading #FLPMyths: So you thought librarians stand behind a desk all day…

By written by Kate C.    December 1, 2016