Posts in “digital-literacy” (46)

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Is everyone ready for the start of another school year?  At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources… continue reading Get Your School Year Off to a Great Start with These Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2016   

The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

By written by Sarah S.    August 30, 2016    1

The Free Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 13 ! Neighborhood libraries will offer programs and activities for all ages, as well as Bingo with a literacy twist for… continue reading Summer Reading 2016 – The Summer of Wonder!

By written by Ann P.    May 25, 2016    4

*** Update: For current information about this service, please contact the Science & Wellness Supervisor at paquetteb@freelibrary.org. *** Looking to discover all the hidden features of your… continue reading E-Gadget Help Desk

By written by Harry F.    May 10, 2016    4

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve… continue reading Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

By written by Harry F.    April 28, 2016   

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather… continue reading Featured Resource: Mango Languages

By written by Jamie W.    January 12, 2016    2

A strong collection of reference material is one of the hallmarks of a good library, and the effective use of reference materials is the hallmark of a good researcher. At the Free Library, we… continue reading Featured Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Library

By written by Jamie W.    December 14, 2015   

The HOUR OF CODE is coming! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. There is no experience… continue reading The Library Wants YOU to Learn How to Code—for FREE!

By written by Jenn D.    December 2, 2015    4

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help… continue reading Bulk Up on Back to School Resources

By written by Jamie W.    September 4, 2015   

Sometimes you've got to take a test. It's a fact of life. Some of us struggle with tests while others breeze by, but we could all benefit from a little preparation. So before you… continue reading Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

By written by Jamie W.    August 6, 2015    1

When it comes to providing digital access and bridging the digital divide , public libraries have been at the forefront of the battle for years. Every day, Free Library of Philadelphia staff… continue reading Sign Up! Digital Access Drive for Philly Tech Week

By written by CaitlinT    April 15, 2015    1

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading How Does This Thing Work? Free Library to Offer Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours

By written by Michelle S.    December 11, 2014   

A recent piece in the Washington Post got me thinking about jobs and the recovery. By most accounts the worst of the Great Recession is behind us. The unemployment rate , while it's still… continue reading Jump Start Your Own Economic Recovery

By written by Jamie W.    April 23, 2014   

Earlier this month Microsoft dropped support for the Windows XP operating system . This means that Windows XP will no long receive software updates. Most importantly, there will be no new security… continue reading Extend the Life of your Windows XP Computer with Ubuntu

By written by Scott P.    April 21, 2014    2

As we continue our ongoing Digital Literacy series , today marks the third annual Digital Learning Day . For today's post, we'll be focusing on autism and library services. To read more on… continue reading Autism, Library Services, and Digital Literacy

By written by Debra E. J.    February 5, 2014    2

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