Tagged digital media

Check Out the New App for Digital Audiobooks and Magazines

Two of our most popular digital resources are getting a new home on your mobile device. RBDigital Audiobooks and RBDigital Magazines ( formerly Zinio )  are now both available through the RBDigital App.  This change…

13 Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

Today, April 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The next one arrives exactly 13 weeks later on July 13! The only logical thing to do on such a superstitious occassion is to stay (safely) inside away from black…

Extra! Extra! New York Times Online Now Free With Your Library Card!

We are very pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times is now available with your library card ! Free Library card holders will now have free access to NYTimes.com and all NYT mobile apps, as well as the…

Now Showing: Hoopla on the Big(er) Screen!

At long last, Hoopla , our popular source for streaming television and movies (as well as graphic novels , ebooks , music , and audiobooks ) is now available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV! View the following video…

All About Audiobooks (and eBooks, Streaming Video, and More): Now Searchable Directly Through Our Online Catalog!

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that streaming movies from Kanopy , as well as digital audiobooks from Hoopla and RBDigital , now appear in the Free Library catalog . Audiobook junkies are surely weeping tears…

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…

2017 Additions to the National Film Registry

As I've written about on this blog in the past, I'm constantly on the lookout for rare gems, overlooked oeuvres, or just new-to-me films. Whether they are award-winners , cinema classics , documentaries , b-movies ,…

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…

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,…

Watch Streaming Movies with our Newest Digital Media Resource: Kanopy!

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service to our cardholders. The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available at no cost with your library card ! Free Library of Philadelphia…

Something's Skull-king Around the Free Library this Halloween...

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog during this most haunted of holiday seasons, Halloween! Did you hear that unsettling sound? Perhaps it was just the wind... or perhaps…

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…

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…

Back to School Resources for Teens at Parkway Central and Beyond!

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the Free Library of Philadelphia has got you…

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…

Changes Coming for Zinio, Digital Magazines, and Digital Audiobooks

Zinio, our digital magazine service, is now RBdigital Magazines . The great selection of currnet newsstand magazines including the New Yorker , the Economist , Bon Appetit , National Geographic , OK , Star , and many more,…

PhillyCAM Offers Hands-On Media Training at Select Libraries

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 place a community mediamaker in…

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…

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process…

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process…

Pitch Corner Open Hours

Do you need to polish your pitch? The Pitch Corner is a tool for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and job seekers. It is a semi-private space in the BRIC at Parkway Central Library where you can practice and record your pitch in front of a…

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process…

Computer Tutoring

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process…

Computer Tutoring

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

TumbleBooks

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

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Popular Music Library

Popluar Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk,…

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers.

Jazz Music Library

This resource will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online. This release includes 4,933 albums and 59,860 tracks. It and is growing regularly.

Freading

Downloadable ebooks for Free Library of Philadelphia library card holders.

eBooks from Overdrive

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

Contemporary World Music

Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Classical Music Library

A comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings offered in streaming format. The Classical Music Library also includes anthology playlists linked to the major music history and appreciation textbooks

BookFlix *

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

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…