Tagged Digital Media

Love is Love

Looking for something heartfelt and inspiring to read while supporting a worthy cause this Valentine's Day? Check out Love is Love , a 162-page graphic novel from IDW Publishing and DC Comics , honoring the victims, supporting the…

Spend Your Snow Day With The Free Library!

Is today a snow day for you or your little ones? Spend it with the Free Library! Our system is open for business, but as always, we recommend checking in with your neighborhood library location before heading out in this blustery…

Latest Additions to the National Film Registry

While most media attention surrounding films in December is about which ones are vying for Oscar consideration , I always await the announcement of the latest additions to the National Film Registry . I'm constantly on the lookout…

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…

Happy Hoopla Holidaze!

It's a few days before Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa , and all through my house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Why? Because it's freezing outside! So, what better time to veg out on the couch and settle in for…

Bernie Sanders: Progressivism, Social Democracy, and Political Revolution

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what political beliefs you may hold, there is no…

Stream Screams with Hoopla this Halloween!

We're a week away from the scariest, spookiest, most superstitious night of the year— Halloween ! If you are looking for something to watch to get you in the holiday spirit, look no further than the eclectic selection of…

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,…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in February 2016

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in February 2016. More than 86,290 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Only one new entry to this month's Top 10, the…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in January 2016

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2016. More than 93,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! New entries to this month's Top 10 include the 2016…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in December 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December 2015 to close out last year. More than 85,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! New entries to this month's…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in November 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in November 2015. More than 82,4000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Mystery and Suspense Thriller genre titles from the…

#FLPNoShameNovember: Nothing Better Than A Bad Movie

My name is Peter and I LOVE bad movies. I say—the worse, the better! Schlocky scripts, rubber monsters, awful acting, melodramatic bio pics, big budget special fx-laden flops—I'll gladly (attempt to) watch 'em all.…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in October 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2015. More than 84,400 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Children's Fantasy and YA Fiction jumped to the top…

#FLPNoShameNovember: PEOPLE Magazine

There aren’t many books whose covers I am ashamed to bare to the world as I read. I read a lot of self-help ( Gretchen Rubin ), pop culture ( Chuck Klosterman ), and anything I am drawn to when I walk around the Free Library. I…

Streaming FEAR!!!!

Looking for some scream-enducing movies for this scariest of weekends? Head over to IndieFlix, one of our partners for streaming video that specializes in indies, shorts, and classic films, where you'll find a great collection…

Top 10 ebooks Downloaded in September 2015

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2015. More than 85,300 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! For the third straight month, the most downloaded…

Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks began as a collection…

Downloadable Media Helpline at Your Service

Downloading got you down? Overdrive driving you crazy? Through our Digital Media portal and Online Catalog , we offer nearly 120,000 streaming or downloadable ebooks, more than 19,000 streaming or downloadable audiobooks, and more than…

Digital Audiobooks Are Now Easier Than Ever

Frequent visitors to our Overdrive site may have noticed a few changes this week. After months of planning, Overdrive has discontinued the much maligned WMA and WMV formats for audiobooks, videos, and music. These restrictive formats…

E-book Workshop

Do you have an e-reader that you aren't sure how to use?  We'll teach you how to download free e-books from the Free Library's website.  Bring along your device and your library card.   It is recommended…

Ask Randy!

Need help with your smartphone or tablet?  Stop in and ask Randy.

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…