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Sharing Special Collections

Seen through a backwards facing lens, libraries are social media. Like their online counterparts they are free, accessible, encourage expression and discussion, and provide a platform for forming and sharing ideas. Libraries are also communities of people with their own stories, where discoveries are made and connections are fostered.

Since 2015, Digital Outreach Librarians have shared the Library Company’s collections with an online audience. Aiming to bring alive the joys of working with special collections, we post materials that inspire humor and creativity, that promote curiosity and research, and celebrate the unique qualities of the materials themselves. Co-curated by our online followers, #GiltyPleasures is a showcase of our greatest hits and our curators’ favorites.

We invite you to share your posts with us using #LCPGiltyPleasures!

Color our Collections

The Library Company of Philadelphia is happy to participate in the yearly #colorourcollections festivities! For 2018, our Digital Outreach Librarians created a coloring book using some of their favorites.

Prepare your crayons, download the book, and share the results online!

Visit the Exhibition

#GiltyPleasures is on display January 29 – April 6, 2018 at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

The Library Company is located at 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:45 pm.

Click here to learn more about visiting LCP!

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