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#SpecialCollectionsAtHome

The Free Library of Philadelphia is home to a myriad of Special Collections . Since mid-March, we have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that those of us who work with the Special Collections, are unable to work…

The Ulysses Every Day Reading Challenge

For literature enthusiasts and first-time readers alike,  Ulysses  can be every bit as daunting as it is thrilling. If you’ve always wanted to read James Joyce ’s masterpiece, or are eager for any excuse to revisit…

Introducing the Free Library’s Author Events YouTube Channel!

We know that not everyone is lucky enough to live in Philadelphia. For those who aren’t able to make it to our diverse line-up of author talks in person—no worries! You can now watch them streamed live on our new Author…

Library Card Sign-Up Month | Library Stories We Love

All throughout September, we’ve been celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month by highlighting some of the amazing, often life-changing things you can do, for free, with your shiny red card . From access to hundreds of…

Banned Books Week | A Year Without Net Neutrality

"We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to surf the net. We wanna be free to visit websites and access information freely without being hassled by The Man!" It seems fitting to paraphrase…

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online or in person at any one of our 54…

Happy National Selfie Day!

You heard right! Today is National Selfie Day, an excuse to snap a photo of yourself in the name of this glorious (fake) holiday! Looking for the perfect place to take it? How about heading to your nearest Free Library location ?…

Springing Into Your Free Library

If you follow us here on the blog or on social media , you may be familiar with our new #MyFreeLibrary campaign. With 54 neighborhood library locations across the city and over 30,000 events and programs going on each year in every nook…

#MyFreeLibrary: What Is YOUR Free Library Story?

If you’ve spent time visiting any of the Free Library’s 54 neighborhood library locations or reading this blog , you know that we’ve got something for everyone. With over 25,000 events and programs offered each year…

Join the #ReadersUnite Movement with the Free Library!

As we turn the page on 2016 and embark on exciting new chapters in 2017, a nationwide social media movement is afoot! Led by the New York Public Library (NYPL) , libraries and cultural institutions across the nation are highlighting the…

Social Media Stars Write Books, Don't They?

Do you have a favorite YouTuber? Maybe you love John and Hank Green and their community of Nerdfighters ?  Are you more of a Vine (RIP) enthusiast? Whomever your fave and on whatever platform, there is a really good chance that a…

What I've Learned in a Year at the Free Library

This week marks my one-year anniversary working for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports the Free Library. I was hired as the system’s social media manager, to use the digital…

Read by 4th: Attendance Awareness Month

by Darrian Hopson "Mom, can I stay home today?" "Mom, I overslept!" "I just don’t feel like going to school today, we’re not doing anything, anyway." We’ve all heard these statements…

Have a Happy Holidaze with Free Library's Spotify Channel

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 nothing at all, life in general around…

Read (and Listen) Between The Lines: A Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

Howl-lo F(r)iends, Welcome back once again to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog! It would seem that you have survived previous playlists and have come back for more maddening music for your aural amusement?…

Take the Free Library Anywhere!

Take the #FreeLibraryAnywhere! Sign up for your library card online and get ebooks, database access, streaming videos, and more—instantly! Show us where you take YOUR Free Library by using #FreeLibraryAnywhere and we’ll…

Word on the Web July 2015

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World Wide Web that happened in July 2015. The…

Word on the Web June 2015

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World Wide Web that happened in June 2015. First…

Word on the Web May 2015

It's been a few months, but we're back on the blog beat, so let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment…

Sign Up! Digital Access Drive for Philly Tech Week

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 champion these efforts by providing public…