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While many will be embracing their Netflix accounts for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to check out its intellectual counterpart for kids from Scholastic called BookFlix ! Bookflix… continue reading Step Aside Netflix, BookFlix Rules!

By written by Sara M.    March 27, 2020   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to learn and practice English . If your English classes have been affected by closures related to COVID-19 , there are library resources available… continue reading Learn and Practice English at Home with Your Library Card

By written by Lindsay S.    March 26, 2020    2

New to ebooks? Here’s a short guide to getting started with ebooks at the Free Library. Finding ebooks Search our library catalog by title, author, subject, or another term. In your search… continue reading ebooks 101

By written by Jamie B.    March 20, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we are celebrating Black History Month and the lives and achievements of African Americans in film, music, literature, and other multimedia, all… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Black History Month

By written by Peter SM    February 24, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we turn our attention towards ebooks and the news that in 2019, the Free Library reached the 1 million+ ebook checkout mark ! And it would seem… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Year, New ebooks!

By written by Peter SM    January 30, 2020    1

As you may have read in the news, recent changes in the publishing industry will soon impact library customers’ access to some newly released ebook titles. Macmillan Publishers—one of… continue reading Changes to ebook Lending Coming to a Library Near You

By written by Administrator    September 13, 2019    3

If the idea of heading out into the world at some ungodly hour to fight crowds and spend money makes you queasy, and you’re choosing to celebrate today as Buy Nothing Day rather than Black… continue reading Not a Black Friday Shopper? We’ve Got You Covered!

By written by Kate C.    November 23, 2018   

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading 5 Lazy Day Library Card Uses

By written by Brittanie S.    August 10, 2018   

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that streaming movies from Kanopy , as well as digital audiobooks from Hoopla and RBDigital , now appear in the Free Library catalog . Audiobook… continue reading All About Audiobooks (and eBooks, Streaming Video, and More): Now Searchable Directly Through Our Online Catalog!

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2018   

Want to learn how to download some of the over 120,000 ebooks available from our catalog to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader,… continue reading "How Does This Thing Work?" Let the Free Library Help with Our Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours!

By written by Lori M.    December 21, 2017    1

So many great audiobooks, so little time. In fact, all three of our audiobook platforms are more popular than ever,  So here's a few of our favorites to help you along. Visit our… continue reading Digital Audiobook Favorites for 2017 (so far)

By written by Jamie W.    November 16, 2017    2

The past few years have seen tremendous growth in the popularity of  digital audiobooks . And why not? Audiobooks allow you to couple the imaginative, meditative aspects of… continue reading New Directions in Digital Audiobooks

By written by Jamie W.    October 27, 2017    14

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips, vacations, relaxing afternoons on the beach, and maybe even a much-needed staycation on your couch. If you’ll be out of town and… continue reading Take The Free Library Anywhere This Summer!

By written by Kate C.    June 28, 2017   

I admit it: I’ve developed a slight obsession with baking pies. It all started last spring, when I took a hands-on pie class at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with Holly… continue reading Pi(e) Day

By written by Samantha M.    March 14, 2017   

OverDrive , one of our most popular Digital Media platforms for accessing ebooks and digital audiobooks, recently made some changes to their mobile apps. These changes should make your digital… continue reading Updates to OverDrive Mobile Apps

By written by Jamie W.    February 28, 2017    4

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time… continue reading Happy Hoopla Holidaze!

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2016   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in February 2016. More than 86,290 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Only one new… continue reading Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in February 2016

By written by Peter SM    March 15, 2016    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2016. More than 93,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! New entries to… continue reading Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in January 2016

By written by Peter SM    February 12, 2016   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December 2015 to close out last year. More than 85,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the… continue reading Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in December 2015

By written by Peter SM    January 8, 2016    2

It's that time again: We reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do for the next year. For most of us, our resolutions have to do with health: getting fit and eating… continue reading Resolve to be healthy in 2016—the Free Library can help!

By written by Samantha M.    January 4, 2016