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  • Free books in Philadelphia.
     // American Libraries; Oct97, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p21 

    Reports on the discarded books offered free to the public by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Details of the giveaway.

  • Raven's return gets Poe reception.
     // American Libraries; Jul/Aug93, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p604 

    Reports that actors dressed as Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens presided over a ceremony welcoming Grip the raven back to the Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1993. History of Grip, who was the household pet of Dickens and inspiration for Poe's famous poem `The Raven';...

  • Campaign ploy or not, library hours get boost.
    Kartman, Jon // American Libraries; Dec95, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p1097 

    Reports on the announcement from Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell on the opening of the 53 branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia for six days a week. Comments from Rendell's opponent Joe Rocks.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia receives $18 million grant.
    Nelson, Corinne; St. Lifer, Evan // Library Journal; 11/15/1996, Vol. 121 Issue 19, p13 

    Reports on the $18 million grant given by the William Penn Foundation to the Free Library of Philadelphia. The use of the money for computers and books; The goals of the Free Library.

  • Pa. gift auction raises $$.
    Nelson, Corinne; St. Lifer, Evan // Library Journal; 5/1/1978, Vol. 103 Issue 9, p920 

    Reports on the success of the Friends group of the Free Library of Philadelphia's fund raising activity in which a variety of gifts and services donated by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, community were auctioned.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia restores staff, please.
    Nelson, Corinne; St. Lifer, Evan // Library Journal; 10/1/1981, Vol. 106 Issue 17, p1870 

    Reports on the restoration of Saturday service at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania in 1981. Additional allocation received by the library which enabled extend its service; Staff additions planned by the library.

  • Changing lives.
    Nelson, Corinne; St. Lifer, Evan // School Library Journal; Sep95, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p104 

    Features a photograph of a preschooler and her father playing an educational game at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

  • Philly Feud Leads to Weeding Charge.
    Oder, Norman; St. Lifer, Evan // Library Journal; 4/1/1997, Vol. 122 Issue 6, p17 

    Reports on a feud over Free Library of Philadelphia's, Pennsylvania practice of recycling books. The feud between James Robb, president of the Friends of the Northeast Regional Library, and Elliott Shelkrot, president of the library; An audit of the library by the city controller; Comments...

  • Champion chowdown.
    Oder, Norman; St. Lifer, Evan // American Libraries; Jul/Aug95, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p631 

    Presents a photograph taken during the `Breakfast of Champions' kickoff for the Champions of Reading summer reading program at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

  • Grant for Contemporary Fraktur Exhibition.
    Oder, Norman; St. Lifer, Evan // Maine Antique Digest; Aug2014, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p8-A 

    The article reports the 360,000 dollar grant given by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Exhibition and Public Interpretation program to the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania as support to its "Framing Fraktur" contemporary art installation and exhibition.

  • Forgiveness Week.
    Milner, Art // Library Journal; 4/1/1984, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p627 

    Reports on the return of 160,000 overdue books resulted due to sustained public relations and publicity campaign during Forgiveness Week of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Role of strategy of the library in success of the campaign; Response of the public during last few hours of...

  • Martin sketches plan to revitalize Philadelphia.
    Milner, Art // Library Journal; 3/15/1981, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p596 

    Focuses on the report given by library authority Lowell Martin to the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on how to restructure library operations. Recommendation for organizational changes in the library; Suggestions for consolidating resources; Identification of the need to...

  • Philadelphia makes $$ comeback, but budget still short.
    Milner, Art // Library Journal; 9/1/1979, Vol. 104 Issue 15, p1611 

    Reports on the partial success of the efforts of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to restore funding to the library which has been slated for a 23 percent funding cutback. Allocation made by the City Council of Philadelphia to the library.

  • Philly discards go to schools.
    Milner, Art // American Libraries; Jan98, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p36 

    Reports on the distribution of discarded books from the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to Philadelphia teachers and nonprofit organizations. The anger of some citizens that teachers must resort to offering outdated books to students.

  • Philly friends group no friends to weeding.
    L.K. // American Libraries; May97, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p19 

    Looks at the Free Library of Philadelphia's practice of discarding books. Comments from Elliot Shelkrot, library director; Comments from James Robb, president of the Northeast Regional Library's Friends group; Free Library of Philadelphia librarian Susan Horn's plan for the weeding of the...

  • Philly Free Library loses funds to bogus philanthropy.
    L.K. // School Library Journal; Aug95, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p12 

    Reports on the loss of funds of the Free Library of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to a group called the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy to which it had entrusted the funds. Library's filing for bankruptcy protection in May 1995; New Era's claim to having a group of anonymous philanthropists...

  • Free screening of The Out List'.
    L.K. // Philadelphia Gay News; 6/7/2013, Vol. 37 Issue 23, p19 

    The article informs that the Philadelphia-based Free Library of Philadelphia, will host a free screening of new documentary "The Out List" directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on June 10, 2013.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia fosters staff development.
    L.K. // Library Journal; 2/15/1988, Vol. 113 Issue 3, p116 

    Reports on the Free Library of Philadelphia's launch of 'The President's Staff Development Program'. Goal of attracting library school graduates; Establishment of the Urban Librarian position; In-house lectures and seminars for librarians.

  • 'Workplace' job info center opens at Philadelphia Free Lib.
    DeCandido, Graceanne A. // Library Journal; 11/1/1988, Vol. 113 Issue 18, p21 

    Reports on the opening of a career and job information center for adults at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library in Pennsylvania. Range of services offered to job-seekers at the center.

  • Gadget Guide.
    DeCandido, Graceanne A. // Library Journal; 3/15/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 5, p44 

    The article discusses the work of Jennifer R. Wright, the assistant chief of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Materials Management Division.

  • Philadelphia lib. seeks $50M for model PL.
    St. Lifer, Evan; Rogers, Michael // Library Journal; 5/15/1995, Vol. 120 Issue 9, p15 

    Reports that the Free Library of Philadelphia has raised $12 million toward a goal of $50 million to transform its 53 libraries into a model urban library system. How the funds will be distributed; The expected tripling of the library's capital budget in FY96.

  • Gift Books.
    St. Lifer, Evan; Rogers, Michael // School Library Journal; Dec77, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p37 

    Cites the Free Library of Philadelphia's annual compilation of a list of recommended Welcome Gifts describing recently published books for year-round gift-giving. Booklist's citing of titles for varied age groups; Contact information.

  • Literacy Clearinghouse.
    Davis, Nancy Harvey; Fitzgerald, Pam // Library Journal; 9/1/1989, Vol. 114 Issue 14, p145 

    This article describes several literacy programs implemented by the library staff of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Underlying the literacy work undertaken by The Free Library has been the belief that its expertise is in sourcing, evaluation, and acquisition of literacy...

  • City Rebukes Philadelphia Library on Weeding Practices.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Library Journal; 5/15/1997, Vol. 122 Issue 9, p12 

    Opinion. States that the perception that the library as arbitrarily throwing out, or weeding, books does not sit well with the public. Rebuke by the City Controller's Office to the Free Library of Philadelphia when an audit found that the library had violated a city charter by destroying...

  • Tight budget cuts hours at Philadelphia branches.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Library Journal; 10/1/1980, Vol. 105 Issue 17, p2022 

    Reports on the impact of the Free Library of Philadelphia's tight budget on the library hours of service. Restoration of limited positions based on the operating budget; Automation of library operations.

  • Recruiting booksale volunteers.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Library Journal; 3/15/1977, Vol. 102 Issue 6, p675 

    Reports on the recruitment of booksale volunteers by the Free Library of Philadelphia Friends through postcards which asks library patrons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to check off their willingness to work on one of six specific tasks. List of jobs where volunteers could choose from;...

  • On the Hot Spot.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Library Journal; 3/15/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p33 

    The article provides a brief introduction to community outreach specialist Khaleef Aye, including information on his education at Cheyney University, his work at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and his efforts to bring internet access to inner city neighborhoods.

  • the source.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // American Libraries; Jan81, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p46 

    Presents news updates concerning library science in the United States compiled as of January 1981. Pennsylvania-based Free Library of Philadelphia's launch of a project to promote libraries to inner city children; Publication of 'Videodisc News,' a monthly journal which covers videodisc uses,...

  • Library funds Restored in Philadelphia Budget.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Library Mosaics; Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p6 

    This article reports on the approval of a revised budget in funding for the Free Library of Philadelphia by the city council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The funds will allow the library to maintain full service at its branches.

  • newsline.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Computers in Libraries; Jan2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p39 

    This section presents an update on issues related to the library automation industry in the U.S. as of January 2005. Checkpoint Systems Inc. made official its gift of an Intelligent Library System (ILS) to the Free Library of Philadelphia at the grand reopening of its Walnut West Street branch....

  • Checkpoint Systems Gives ILS to Philadelphia Library.
    St. Lifer, Evan; DiMattia, Susan // Computers in Libraries; Jan2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p39 

    This article reports on the decision of Checkpoint Systems Inc. to give an Intelligent Library System (ILS) to the Free Library of Philadelphia which was made official at the grand reopening of its Walnut West branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 2, 2004. The radio frequency...

  • Discord over Discards Resurfaces in Philadelphia.
    L.K. // American Libraries; Dec98, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p18 

    Examines the discarding practices of the Free Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reports that library was disposing as waste usable books; Comments from Director Elliot Shelkrot; Investigation of the reports.

  • Too Close for Comfort.
    Quint, Barbara // Searcher; Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p4 

    The author discusses the status of public libraries across the U.S. Budget cuts are said to have taken their toll on the nation's entire library system, punctuated by the October 2, 2009 closure of all 54 libraries of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The situation is worsened further by the...

  • Science fiction: writers & librarians confer.
    Perkinson, Grace E. // Library Journal; 5/15/1978, Vol. 103 Issue 10, p1018 

    Reports on the highlights of the workshop sponsored by Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia titled Utopia: Science Fiction Dystopia held last March 22, 1978. Guest speakers; Topics discussed; Participation of science fiction writers and librarians.

  • Bicentennial films, concerts, & ethnic festivals in libraries.
    Perkinson, Grace E. // LJ: Library Journal; 12/15/1975, Vol. 100 Issue 22, p2289 

    Reports on various bicentennial programs launched by libraries in the United States which includes film showings, music and dance festivals and events highlighting the historical role of both women and minority group members. Sunday afternoon bicentennial programs at the Free Library of...

  • Fallout from Philadelphia Attack: More Security.
    Oder, Norman // Library Journal; 5/15/2004, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p16 

    Provides information on security measures of the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Installation of timeout software in the central; Details on the filter system software installed in the library for Internet pornography prevention in the state; Discussion on...

  • Philly Free gets $498K.
    St. Lifer, Evan; Rogers, Michael // Library Journal; 9/15/1996, Vol. 121 Issue 15, p18 

    Comments on the support of the William Penn Foundation for the lecture series at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The $500,000 grant; The series inception in 1993; The renowned scientists, novelists, critics and filmmakers who have appeared.

  • Congressman tea'd off over dis-Graceful event.
    T.G. // American Libraries; Dec94, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p978 

    Comments on the negative reaction of Rep. Thomas Foglietta (D.-Pennsyvlania) to an event at the Free Library of Philadelphia which featured author Robert Lacey. Foglietta's objections to Lacey's book about Grace Kelly, titled `Grace'; Other details.

  • Philadelphia Cuts Staff, Hours.
    A. S. // American Libraries; Mar2005, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p14 

    Reports on the cost-cutting plans announced by the Free Library of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 24, 2005. Changes in library hours; Number of librarians and library administrators laid-off; Comment from Dan Fee, spokesman for Mayor John E. Street; Remark from library...

  • Ex-Homeless Monitor Restrooms.
    A. S. // American Libraries; Feb2007, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p18 

    The article focuses on a pilot project by the Free Library of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in which formerly homeless people are stationed to monitor in its restrooms those who have come there seeking shelter or washing facilities. The library gave nonprofit organization Project...

  • Gittings Goes to Philly.
    A. S. // American Libraries; May2001, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p28 

    Announces the dedication of the Barbara Gittings Gay/Lesbian Collection as part of the grand opening of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Independence Branch. Response of Gittings, the lesbian activist for whom the collection is named; Resources included in the collection.

  • Pew: Philadelphia Library Should Get Back to Basics.
    Kelley, Michael; Schwartz, Meredith; Barack, Lauren; Berry III, John N. // Library Journal; 4/15/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 7, p14 

    The article discusses a report that evaluates and offers recommendations for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, public library system, prepared by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • Philadelphia Library Sued over Nooks.
    Schwartz, Meredith; Enis, Matt; Price, Gary // Library Journal; 6/1/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p13 

    The article reports on a lawsuit filed by four blind library patrons and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) against the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) for their decision to loan Nook electronic book readers to patrons instead of a device that is accessible to blind users.

  • Philly Library Debuts Virtual Commuter Collection.
    Schwartz, Meredith; Lee, Michelle; Warburton, Bob // Library Journal; 5/1/2013, Vol. 138 Issue 8, p14 

    The article discusses a virtual library service provided for train commuters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Free Library of Philadelphia that used quick response codes to manage loans of classic books, best sellers, and author podcasts.

  • Philly Free Library to Merge with Rosenbach.
    Schwartz, Meredith; Klose, Stephanie; Lewis, Caroline; Oder, Norman; Warburton, Bob // Library Journal; 5/15/2013, Vol. 138 Issue 9, p14 

    The article states that the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach Museum and Library have signed a letter of intent on the merger of the two groups after each organizations' board approved of the merger, and comments that no jobs will be lost as a result of the merger.

  • Pierce's potpourri.
    Pierce, Jerry D. // Clarinet; Summer1985, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p3 

    The article discusses various information of interest to musicians. The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music of the Free Library of Philadelphia is lending music to organizations and colleges for a fee. "Windplayer," a new magazine on wind instruments, has been launched by Daniel...

  • Not to Be Missed: ALSC Committee Visits Free Library's Collection.
    Pierce, Jerry D. // Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library; Summer2008, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p53 

    The article discusses the research collection of children's literature at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The size and diversity of the collection are examined and its focus on American children's books is explored. The article notes that the collection includes illustrated...

  • library life.
    Pierce, Jerry D. // American Libraries; Oct85, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p664 

    Focuses on news of interest to libraries and librarians in the United States. Transformation of county jail into the Noxubee County Library in Mississippi; Bookmobile service of Pierce County Library in Tacoma, Washington; Reorganization of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library in...

  • Urban libraries struggle to keep up in recession.
    Conley, Larry // American City & County; May2012, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p18 

    The article focuses on the report "The Library in the City: Changing Demands and a Challenging Future" issued by The Pew Charitable Trusts. It reveals the change in the total library visits at different states in the U.S. The library visits at the Free Library of Philadelphia were compared to 14...

  • Good News, at Last.
    Kaser, Dick // Information Today; Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p14 

    The author reflects on a September 16, 2009 front-page headline of "Financial Times" (FT) regarding the recession's possible end in the U.S. According to the FT story, their assertion was based on the fact that consumer spending increased in August. He notes that there are signs of money coming...

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