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Westfield Memoriai Library Hosts Zinio Magazines Workshops

Roz Giuditta

Monday, November 18, 2013 • 12:33pm

On Monday, Dec. 2. and Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. the Westfield Memorial Library will host the workshop, “How to Download Zinio Magazines.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Zinio Magazines is a digital magazine service that the library acquired last summer in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.

Zinio is accessible through PCs, MACs, iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindle Fire/FireHD, Nook HD/HD+, and BlackBerry Playbook.

Through the library’s website www.wmlnj.org, patrons of Westfield have unlimited, simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside or outside of the library.

Andrew Gross, a representative from RBdigitial Recorded Books, will explain this service, and go through all the steps users need to view and download titles. The workshop is not hands-on; it is an interactive presentation.

Currently, Westfield has 24 magazines available through Zinio, including “Cosmopolitan,” “Men’s Health,” “Ladies Home Journal,” “O, The Oprah Magazine,” “Readers Digest,” “Esquire,” “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,” “Popular Science,” “Newsweek” and “Rolling Stone.”

Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

To register for either workshop, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter, “Take Note.”

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