In this Literary Hub post, author Sara Martin talks about discovering the Philadelphia Free Library’s digital resources… from the inside.
Ms Martin starts by recounting how she began falling in love with libraries while dating a poet in Iowa City. However, it wasn’t until getting a job at the Free Library of Philadelphia that she pursued the romance in earnest .
Ms. Martin notes how impressed she is by the way libraries are keeping up with our “digital habits” – something that has become even more apparent to her as they are being forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But more than that, Ms. Martin is “completely astounded by the amount of materials that people can access from home with their library cards” causing her to fall “in love with this institution all over again.”
All of this causes us to wonder, maybe be it’s time to follow Ms Martin’s example and check out what our local library has on offer!