Tagged Digital Literacy

Here’s How The Free Library Can Help You Keep That New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again! You know, that time. Your neighborhood gym is packed and everyone’s researching the latest fad diet to meet those New Year’s Resolutions as we head into 2018 in just a few short days! No…

Winter Break Activities: Media and Children

December and January are busy times of the year for most families. While parents are extra busy preparing for family parties and other social obligations, children are off from school for an extended period of time. With this in…

"How Does This Thing Work?" Let the Free Library Help with Our Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours!

Want to learn how to download some of the over 120,000 ebooks available from our catalog to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smartphone, or tablet? Can’t figure out…

Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference

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 i-Generation",  which showcased…

Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library!

Happy International Literacy Day ! Literacy is, of course, very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core tenet of our mission to serve Philadelphians. And while everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, what…

Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

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 available on our website to get up to speed for a…

Library Resources to Help Spot Fake News

2 + 2 = 4 The Earth is round. Frankenstein is the name of the doctor, not the monster. These are all indisputable facts. Unfortunately, we are currently living in some bizarro, post-truth world where certain people try to dispute and…

Click, Engage, and Involve at Technology Learning Collaborative's Conference

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

Get Your School Year Off to a Great Start with These Online Resources!

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 available on our website to get up to speed…

Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

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  and to pick out great books together.…

Summer Reading 2016 – The Summer of Wonder!

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 children, and raffles for teens and adults. And…

E-Gadget Help Desk

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 Philadelphia’s gadget gurus can help you…

Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

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 into storing your data in the cloud…

Featured Resource: Mango Languages

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 forget. No sweat. Mine too. So why not…

Featured Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Library

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 strive to provide you with access…

The Library Wants YOU to Learn How to Code—for FREE!

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 needed and tutorials are available in over…

Bulk Up on Back to School Resources

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 you—students of every age—succeed in the…

Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

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 decide whether to go it alone or…

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…

How Does This Thing Work? Free Library to Offer Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours

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…