Posts in “tech” (134)

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Here’s a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in your computer skills… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 16, 2017   

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 13, 2017   

PhillyCAM , in collaboration with the Free Library, has kicked-off the new People's Media Collection at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries! Over the next six months, PhillyCAM will… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 12, 2017   

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading

By Kate C.   May 16, 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

By Jamie W.   February 28, 2017    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s IT department has just completed a wireless upgrade throughout all our 53 neighborhood libraries! To paraphrase an old sci-fi show , "We have the… continue reading

By Administrator   October 24, 2016    8

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 19, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia IT Digital Development team has updated the “Find a Location” section of our website today with a new responsive design layout and many new features.… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 17, 2016   

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 8, 2016    2

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website again to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Today, we are launching our newly… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 2, 2016   

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing on? Don’t fret: The Free Library of… continue reading

By Harry F.   May 10, 2016    2

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

By Harry F.   April 28, 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

By Peter SM   March 15, 2016   

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Our most recent updates include a revamped… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 2, 2016   

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

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

By Peter SM   January 8, 2016    2

Beginning in September 2015, several Science Leadership Academy high school students studying film and photography worked on their Independent Learning Project at our Parkway Central Branch.… continue reading

By Abbe K.   January 1, 2016   

Well, it's that time of year again: The Holidays—or as I like to refer to them—The Holidaze. Whether you celebrate Christmas , Hanukkah , Kwanzaa , Winter Solstice , Festivus , or… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 23, 2015   

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

By Jenn D.   December 22, 2015    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in November 2015. More than 82,4000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Mystery and… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 10, 2015