Tagged ebooks

Digital Audiobook Favorites for 2017 (so far)

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 Digital Media Portal for more ebooks,…

New Directions in Digital Audiobooks

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 reading with the relaxing, go-anywhere…

Take The Free Library Anywhere This Summer!

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 away from your nearest Free Library…

Pi(e) Day

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 Riccardi, a baker who runs Magpie , South…

Updates to OverDrive Mobile Apps

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 reading experience go more smoothly. In…

Happy Hoopla Holidaze!

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 to veg out on the couch and settle in for…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in February 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 entry to this month's Top 10, the…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in January 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 this month's Top 10 include the 2016…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in December 2015

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 month! New entries to this month's…

Resolve to be healthy in 2016—the Free Library can help!

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 better. But do we keep our resolutions…

Holiday eGadget Help Desk Returns to Parkway Central Library

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 figure out how to turn the darn thing…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in November 2015

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 Suspense Thriller genre titles from the…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in October 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2015. More than 84,400 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Children's Fantasy and YA Fiction jumped to the top…

eReading #FLPNoShameNovember

This month the Free Library is celebrating #NoShameNovember by encouraging you to read whatever you like—no shame, no judgement. So let's bust out the bodice rippers and airport thrillers and read to our hearts'…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in September 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2015. More than 85,300 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! For the third straight month, the most downloaded…

Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks began as a collection…

Downloadable Media Helpline at Your Service

Downloading got you down? Overdrive driving you crazy? Through our Digital Media portal and Online Catalog , we offer nearly 120,000 streaming or downloadable ebooks, more than 19,000 streaming or downloadable audiobooks, and more than…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in August 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2015. More than 69,400 checkouts for month ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! The most downloaded ebook again…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in July 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2015. More than 90,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Jumping up from the third most downloaded ebook last month,…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded from OverDrive Digital Library in June 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2015. More than 83,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number one spot this month is  Kate…

Overdrive

Download and learn how to use the Overdrive app.   Classes are limited to 12. No registration required, please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

Overdrive

Download and learn how to use the Overdrive app.   Classes are limited to 12. No registration required, please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

Overdrive

Download and learn how to use the Overdrive app.   Classes are limited to 12. No registration required, please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active…

E-Gadget Help Desk

3:00-6:00 PM  One- on-one assistance with learning more about how to use your own portable e- device: laptops, phones, tablets and more. Located 1st Floor Home Page Café

Computer Basics

2:00-4:00 PM  For users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, learn to search the internet and sign up for email Located Ground Floor, Training Lab 

Computer Basics

2:00-4:00 PM  For users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, learn to search the internet and sign up for email Located Ground Floor, Training Lab 

E-Gadget Help Desk

3:00-6:00 PM  One- on-one assistance with learning more about how to use your own portable e- device: laptops, phones, tablets and more. Located 1st Floor Home Page Café

Computer Basics

2:00-4:00 PM  For users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, learn to search the internet and sign up for email Located Ground Floor, Training Lab 

Computer Basics

2:00-4:00 PM  For users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, learn to search the internet and sign up for email Located Ground Floor, Training Lab 

E-Gadget Help Desk

3:00-6:00 PM  One- on-one assistance with learning more about how to use your own portable e- device: laptops, phones, tablets and more. Located 1st Floor Home Page Café

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers.

Freading

Downloadable ebooks for Free Library of Philadelphia library card holders.

eBooks from Overdrive

Available in a variety of formats (ie. epub and pdf)

BookFlix *

Bookflix pairs classic storybooks with related nonfiction books - all in streaming format - to build a love of reading and learning.

Bestsellers

Find out about the latest bestsellers from many well known resources.

Digital Media Guide

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks, downloading podcasts, and streaming media such as movies, music, and even comic books, from Free Library has never been easier. In this guide, we'll offer tips and information to get you started or…