Posts in “free-library-myths” (10)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kate C.   December 1, 2016