The event I would like to recap is that I got my Philadelphia Free Library card.
Yes, I have lived here since 2009; no, I have never gotten it. My excuse is that I simultaneously try to support the publishing industry and bookstores by buying as many books as I can possibly afford, from indie bookstores as often as possible.
But libraries, of course, are also in need of our support. And sometimes, bookstores don’t immediately have the books that I need, and I don’t feel like waiting a few days to receive them in the mail. I’m working on a project that requires a good bit of research, and some of the books are pretty darn obscure. This is where the Free Library comes in.
The main branch is colossal:
For shelf space, even Barnes and Noble just can’t compete.
It had all three of the books I needed, and some books that I didn’t even know I needed until I saw them (God bless the Dewey Decimal System).
It’s also a great place to work for a few hours. And they won’t even kick you out for not buying coffee. Though they might kick you out for bringing it in.
Anyway, now that I have a library card from the city I live in, I feel like a better citizen of the world, and a full-fledged Philadelphian. Moral of the story: go get yours.
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- girlwithcurlsandglasses said:i was just at the central location last night. i LOVE it there.
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- bremily said:It’s also really easy to check out ebooks via the Free Library website. Super convenient.
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