Tagged library resources

At Home with BRIC: Conducting Market Research

The Business Resource and Innovation Center’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your home. So grab your cat, a hot beverage,…

Explore Your Neighborhood Virtually with Digital Collections

With current stay-at-home orders and social distancing precautions in place, I find myself more eager to spend time outside and walk (or jog if I’m feeling really motivated) around the neighborhood. This has sparked a growing…

Making Sense of Food Scraps

by Nourishing Literacy  staff members Shayna M. and Carolyn After reading a New Yorker article a few weeks ago, our curiosity and interest grew in how to use kitchen scraps in resourceful ways. Tamar Adler, the highlighted…

Tips and Suggestions for Juggling Work from Home and Homeschooling Duties

It's been 8 weeks since Philadelphia schools closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic , leaving parents and caregivers pivoting back and forth between work schedules and full-time childcare, amongst other concerns. Last week was the first…

Information and Ideas for Youth and Family Remote Learning

The  Nourishing Literacy team is thinking of our school student friends, their loved ones, and the incredible community of Philadelphia teachers. We are sending wishes of health and peace during this unusual time in our world.…

It's Here, It's Here! Happy National Library Week!

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week ! Founded in 1958, this annual celebration is a time to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, and the role…

The Rainbow Pantry... with an Equally Colorful Playlist!

Have you seen a rainbow lately? Maybe you have noticed one after a recent April shower, or maybe you have spotted rainbow artwork displayed in windows of buildings and homes. For many people, rainbows have been a supportive symbol of…

Resources for PHL Nonprofits During COVID-19

Are you looking to research funding opportunities for your organization? Is your nonprofit helping those affected by COVID-19? The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia is here to help!  Foundation…

Learn and Practice English at Home with Your Library Card

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to learn and practice English . If your English classes have been affected by closures related to COVID-19 , there are library resources available online to help you continue your…

Cover Letters Uncovered!

Aren’t cover letters a thing of the past? Shouldn’t we be able to do away with them now that most job applications are online? The answer is no to both questions, and these here are the reasons why. Your resume should cover…

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

***Updated 3:45 p.m. March 4, 2020: Due to the evolving nature and recommendations about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parts of this post may be out of date. For the latest information from the Health Department, please visit their COVID-19…

Tax Season 2020: What's New, What's Changed, and Everything Else You Need to Know!

Please Note: The Treasury Department has moved the IRS deadline for filing taxes from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will now have additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. Tax Form…

“Rev Run” Simmons in the House!

Have you ever wanted to hear some of your favorite authors speak live and in person? A new month means a new wave of authors excited to talk about their new books on love, politics, food, music, and fun. The best part is that you can…

Let the Free Library Help You with Your New Year’s Resolution!

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on this decade and welcome 2020? I sure can’t! With every passing year – but particularly a momentous one like this – I can’t help but turn my attention to goals…

My Top Five Free Library Moments of 2019

Can you believe 2019 is almost in the books? It has been a big year for us here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and with December winding down I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on and celebrate some of my favorite…

We're Going Fine-Free!

Guess what, Philadelphia? We have great news! Drumroll, please... Today, the Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees voted to approve a measure that will eliminate most overdue fines throughout the Free Library system! The…

Announcing the Experience Pass—Your Key to Free Philadelphia Museums, Attractions, and More!

by Jamie Bowers and Dennis Mawson Starting today, Philadelphians ages 18 and above can use their Free Library card to check out FREE digital passes to cultural institutions and other attractions in the Philadelphia area. From science…

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…

Library Card Sign-Up Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Library?!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of…

An Autumnal State of Mind

As someone who not-so-patiently awaits the arrival of fall every year, I’m elated that today is the autumnal equinox. This wonderful first day of fall is one of my favorite holidays. It ushers in all things cozy: apple cider,…