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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   

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading Heading Back to School in a Library State of Mind

By written by Julie B.    August 31, 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

Philadelphia’s guitarists are dropping by the Reference Desk more frequently than usual to request our B.B. King songbooks. School students are visiting the Music Department asking… continue reading Remembering B.B. King

By written by Perry G.    May 27, 2015   

Hoopla is the Free Library's online source for streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks. It's all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it's all free when you create… continue reading Find Family Favorites from Disney and More at Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    April 14, 2015   

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls,… continue reading Checkout the New Hoopla Interface

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2015    4

If you plan to open a business, you'll need information about your competition for your business plan. If you're in sales, you'll need a list of businesses that will want to buy… continue reading Featured Resource: ReferenceUSA

By written by Jamie W.    February 12, 2015    1

We have a new online resource available to you over at our database page -- Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online   offers practice tests for the general Pennsylvania driver's… continue reading Online Practice Tests for Drivers Now Available

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014    2

Last year we announced a new digital resource for digital learning focused on tech skills called Treehouse. While Treehouse was embraced by some eager to learn coding and web design,… continue reading Changes Coming for Treehouse and Our Digital Learning Resources

By written by Jamie W.    December 15, 2014    6

Everyone knows that finding a job is hard. In your job search, you'll hear a lot of advice and will likely follow a few dead ends before you succeed, but it is possible to find valuable help… continue reading Owning Your Job Search

By written by Jamie W.    September 29, 2014    1

Another school year is upon us, and like students everywhere, we too are wearing brand new outfits we'll likely regret by New Years, sharpening our #2 pencils, and cursing the ungodly… continue reading The Back to School Special!

By written by Jamie W.    September 2, 2014    1

Magazines. They're papery, crinkly, and sometimes they smell like purfume. Who needs 'em, right?  Just kidding. We love magazines! Love them so much we sometimes like to get a bit… continue reading Digital Magazines To Go!

By written by Jamie W.    July 15, 2014    4

Some light housekeeping today as a new fiscal year has just begun and we’ve made a few changes to our collection of electronic resources. First, based on feedback from the librarians in our… continue reading Housekeeping: Changes To Our Databases and Electronic Resources

By written by Jamie W.    July 8, 2014    3

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