News from the Larchmont Library:
The Larchmont Public Library is pleased to announce that Larchmont Public Library cardholders now have free access to download over 40 of the most popular monthly magazines. The selection includes titles such as, The Economist, Elle, Esquire, Forbes, House Beautiful, MAC World, Martha Stewart Living, The Nation, New York Review of Books, Newsweek, Oprah, PC Magazine, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian and US Weekly. The technology that allows for digitally downloading the magazines is provided by a company called Zinio. Zinio Reader technology allows each magazine to work on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle, Nook, Android device, any PC running Windows 8 or Mac computer. There is no software to download. Additionally, once you’ve downloaded a magazine, it becomes yours to keep just as it would if you had purchased it off the newsstand.
As library materials become more and more digital it is important to be ahead of the curve with regard to what people in the community want and need. “Public libraries in Westchester County now offer e-books and music digitally”, said Laura Eckley, Library Director. “By offering digital issues of a growing list of popular magazines, we believe that we are providing a service to the community we serve that isn’t readily available elsewhere and the addition of digital magazines coincides with the launch of the Larchmont Public Library’s new website, which makes it easier than ever to navigate to information and services.” The Larchmont Public Library is one of only two libraries in Westchester County to offer digital magazine downloads.
We live in a world where much of the information we want is available on the Internet. Your favorite books, music and movies are all available legally from many online sources for a price. While public libraries are funded by the communities that they serve, these libraries do not charge admission to programs and there are no extra fees for using the services and materials they provide. The Larchmont Public Library offers a terrific and continually growing selection of downloadable books, music and movies without charge. Now, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, a growing selection of popular magazines can be downloaded from the Library’s website as well.
If you have questions regarding downloadable magazines or Zinio, or if you would like more information, call the library at (914) 834-2281 or visit the library online at www.larchmontlibrary.org.