Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

Log Number: AL-00-04-0002-04

The Free Library of Philadelphia's strategy for community service is to "turn libraries inside out"--extending outreach, recognizing community needs, developing useful and desired programs, forming community partnerships, and making the Free Library collections and services welcome, useful, and easily accessible. The Free Library System serves the 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia with 54 libraries--almost all of them recently renovated, handsomely refurbished, and equipped with state-of-the-art public-access computers.