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The Rainbow Connection Fall Booklist

The Rainbow Connection is an LGBTQ+ group of library staff across all job classes that serve to support each other and the Queer communities in Philadelphia. Below are the books that we loved reading so far this fall and would love to…

What Do You Know About Bollywood? | International Bollywood Day

September 24 is International Bollywood Day! So... what exactly is Bollywood? Depending on who you ask, each person defines it differently.  In the film My Name Is Khan , an Indian man embarks on a remarkable journey across America…

September is National Classical Music Month

September is National Classical Music Month and I wanted to highlight a classical music icon who has some major local ties to Philadelphia— George Walker . George Walker (who passed away in 2018) was born in Washington, D.C. in…

Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole Family!

Welcome back to our third and final blog post on how to use the Free Library’s website and catalog to find books for your family. In part one of this series, we learned how to search the catalog. In part two , we discovered where…

Tips on Searching for Books for the Whole Family in Our Catalog!

I know a lot of parents and caregivers out there miss taking a trip to the library. Believe me, we miss having you! One part of using the library that is harder when you can’t actually come into the library is picking out books to…

Strengthening My Imagination Through Audiobooks

Listening to audiobooks allows me to travel to unknown worlds. Thinking of the storytelling idea, process, climax, and ending excite my logical mind. On the other hand, creating worlds with images, sounds, sensations, and smells uplifts…

Are Your Favorite Titles Disappearing from Netflix?

Here today gone tomorrow is sometimes the fate of digital content. Paid subscription services such as Netflix add and drop titles monthly. Are your favorite titles disappearing from Netflix? Check out the following titles that are…

There's a Rumbly in My Tumbly

Grab your honey pot, ‘cause it’s National Winnie the Pooh Day this upcoming Saturday, January 18! Author Alan Alexander Milne ’s birthday is also January 18, and for good reason, there is a holiday made in his stead.…

Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help getting to where you need to be for…

The Free Library Toasts Three Years of Instrument Lending with Free Drum Workshops!

The Free Library’s Instrument Lending Collection turns 3 today and, like any sociable Libra, it stands out in its ability to attract and entertain. What’s changed? There’s been some growth spurts: music librarians have…

Library Browser Extension Helps Show Book, ebook, Audiobook, and Movie Catalog Availability on Non-Library Websites

Ever been searching for a title on Amazon (or on Google, and then the first search result back gives you a link to Amazon) and wish you could also find out whether that same title is available at your local library ?  Check out…

Black Artists from the Stacks: The Libraries Are Appreciated

Take a deep dive into the Free Library’s resources on African American artists at The Libraries Are Appreciated , an exhibition from the Parkway Central’s Art Department . Borrowing its name from the 1943 painting by Jacob…

Why DVDs Still Matter

Binge-Watch  (verb) - "Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming." According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term…

10 New Year's Resolutions the Free Library Can Help You Keep!

'Tis the season for goal-setting! You might be feeling merry and motivated right now, but as the year gallops along, don't let your resolve wane. Lean on the Free Library to keep your resolutions! Our mission, of course is to…

Website Updates: Calendar, Databases, Blog, and Explore!

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 design and added features and functionality…

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…

How To Get A Library Card - New Online Registration Feature

Continuing our series of blog posts highlighting new features in our revamped and updated Online Catalog , today we bring you a tutorial about Online Registration . You can now sign up for a library card online and instantly receive a…

Request This Download - Discover and Download Digital Items in our New Catalog

It's been a little over a week now since launching our new Online Catalog and we've been hearing your feedback, thanks! Today's tutorial video goes over another useful new feature in our updated catalog: Digital Item…

Introducing The Free Library's New Online Catalog!

The Free Library is happy to announce that we've launched our new Online Catalog ! As we mentioned on the blog and throughout social media last week, our goal was to help make our catalog more user-friendly, encourage exploration,…

New Updates and Features Coming Soon to our Online Catalog!

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our online catalog to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. With many suggestions and feedback from both staff and the public, we will be…