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New magazines available on Zinio

Posted December 17, 2014 in Community Featured, Downtown


You’re sitting in a waiting room surrounded by tattered, outdated magazines and nothing to read. This is the perfect opportunity to use your smart phone to check out magazines electronically at These sharp magazines will never become tattered and never clutter your surroundings. They are there when you need them; timely and on-topic. We added eight new titles to our Zinio collection in December—popular titles that were not available previously. We’re excited, and we hope you will be, too. The new titles are: Glamour, GQ, SELF, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, Bon Appetit, and WIRED.

Tumblebooks – Helping Kids Learn to Love Reading

The creators of Tumblebooks know that some kids love technology the way other kids love books. So they meshed books and technology to excite new readers and entice reluctant readers. There are hundreds of titles on Tumblebooks, including storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, graphic novels, and books in seven different languages. Each book has been turned into a read-along video book that highlights the words as the story is read. Outstanding narrators help the stories come to life. Many of the books are accompanied by puzzles and games. Tumblebooks is accessible via smart phones, tablets, and computers. Find Tumblebooks at under Our Collection, then For Kids.

Need funding for you non-profit?

Visit the Central Library to access the Foundation Directory Online (FDO), an extensive resource providing access to information on more than 120,000 foundations, corporate donors, and private gift giving programs. In addition, the FDO gives you access to information about recent grants awarded to organizations like yours and the ability to search IRS 990’s by keyword. With multiple searchable fields, the FDO is a fantastic way to find the information you need to identify the right funders for you. To learn more about the Foundation Center resources and training opportunities, visit the Central Library or call (515) 283.4152 ext. 3.​

Free Advice for Your Device

January 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Get the lowdown on your library’s downloadables! Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Please pre-register. If you can’t make it to this event at the Central Library, it is also being offered at each of our branch locations this month.

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