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Dust Up doesn’t come out until April but I’m already excited about the launch event. We set the bar pretty high with the events for Drift (at the Academy of Natural Sciences) and Deadout (at Mo…

Free Library of Philadelphia roof vegetation, April 2009 via T-VSSI-Philadelphia, photo by Jim Pecora

Free Library of Philadelphia roof vegetation, April 2009 via T-VSSI-Philadelphia, photo by Jim Pecora

Big changes at the Free Library of Philadelphia | Broad Street Review

Big changes at the Free Library of Philadelphia

[Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, looking northeast across Fairmount Parkway at Logan Circle from 20th Street, on opening day, June 2, 1927].

[Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, looking northeast across Fairmount Parkway at Logan Circle from Street, on opening day, June

How to find a book: Step 3- The call number of the book requested is received on the teletype receiver on the correct floor in the Bookstacks in the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A runner is dispatched to retrieve the book from its place on the shelf

Digital Collections: Step The call number of the book requested is received on the teletype receiver on the correct floor in the Bookstacks in the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A runner is dispatched to retrieve the book from its

How to find a book: Step 9- The box with the requested book is raised by a dumbwaiter from the first mezzanine level to the Main Reading Room of the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia

How to find a book: Step The box with the requested book is raised by a dumbwaiter from the first mezzanine level to the Main Reading Room of the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Andreas Duess set up a little free library outside his Parkdale home last winter. “It just seemed to be a really cool way to do something with books and wait for the world to react,” he says.

These book boxes, popping up on lawns across the city, encourage people to borrow freely and donate their own favourites.

Print and Pictures holds 1.5 million items at the Free Library's Parkway Central.

Print and Pictures holds million items at the Free Library's Parkway Central.

The new Philbrick Hall at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Philbrick hall at Central library in Phildelphia

How to find a book: Step 6- The book is placed in a box which will be transported to the Main Reading Room of the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia

How to find a book: Step The book is placed in a box which will be transported to the Main Reading Room of the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia

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