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Siobhan Reardon

(Free Library of Philadelphia president Siobhan Reardon demonstrates how to download an e-book by using the QR reader on your smartphone.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Growing Popularity of E-Books Not Eliminating Real Books, Phila. Library Chief Says

“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” Free Library president Siobhan Reardon told a Philadelphia City Council hearing.


(Author Julie Otsuka, at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Free Library Picks Japanese-American Novel For ‘One Book’

In the upcoming year, officials at the Free Library say, they would like everyone in the city to read “Buddha in the Attic,” a novel about the Japanese immigrant experience from the early 20th century through the internment camps of World War II.


(credit: Ian Bush)

Hundreds Attend Job Fair At Free Library Of Philadelphia

Hundreds were at the central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday morning for a job fair that connected applicants with entry-level positions. However, there are still opportunities available.


(Lisa Litman as Charles Dickens.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Free Library Finds A Charles Dickens In Advance of Writer’s 200th Birthday

The Free Library of Philadelphia has great expectations for a Charles Dickens impersonator, to be hired for next’s year bicentenary of the writer’s birth.


Library to Launch Computer Skills Outreach Program

The Free Library of Philadelphia has received a federal grant that will be used to bring the library to you.



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