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National Honey Bee Day is Extra Meaningful at the Free Library this Year!

We have always loved to celebrate National Honey Bee Day , but this year it means a little more to us over here at the Free Library! That’s because we’ve got bees of our very own buzzing around, and we hope you’ll come…

5 Lazy Day Library Card Uses

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is crucial. Or, in this case, a "lazy…

Hitting the Streets (and Buses and Subways): There’s MORE TO EXPLORE at the Free Library

You know we’ve got books. Lots. More than 2 million, in fact. (And that doesn’t even include our streaming and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks!) We’ve got it all. From A to Z. From small books for tiny page turners…

The Library’s Impact: A New Report

We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We’ve got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a library card, and the Library welcomed…

Free Library Fund: A Public and Private Partnership for Success!

At the Free Library, we’re all about connecting people with the information they need to enhance and improve their lives. We connect job seekers with résumé workshops, small-business owners with career coaches,…

How the Free Library Can Help During Self-Improvement Month

We at the Free Library love celebrating monthly themes, especially when they tie in to our resources! September – in addition to being National Library Card Sign-Up Month – is Self-Improvement Month, and it got us thinking…

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…