“PressReader”, a digital newspaper and magazine service – Press Telegram
Long Beach Library shines the spotlight on PressReader, an app that gives library card holders access to more than 7,000 magazines and newspapers from 120 countries and 60 languages, the city said in a statement Wednesday, Dec. 23.
The app is the library’s “digital resource spotlight of the month,” according to a press release from the city.
“Providing access to incredible resources like this is another way our libraries work to serve our diverse community,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement.
PressReader gives unlimited access to local, national and global publications, including the Press-Telegram, Guardian, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and La Razón, among others.
PressReader also has a listening mode and one-touch translation into 18 different languages, the city said. Without library access, a typical subscription costs $ 30 per month, according to the PressReader website.
Make reading materials and information more accessible and fair, especially under the outgoing leadership of Library Director Glenda Williams.
Williams, for example, proposed several initiatives earlier this year to increase equity in the city’s libraries, including hiring bilingual staff and removing late fees.
Williams, who became director of the library in 2009, will retire at the end of the month after working for the city’s library services department for 40 years. Over the course of her career, she has helped the city transition into the digital age and bring high-speed Wi-Fi to the library.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this diverse and accessible resource to our clients,” outgoing library director Glenda Williams said in a statement, “and greatly appreciate the support of the Southern California Library Cooperative in making it available.” .
PressReader can be found in the LBPL Digital Library at longbeach.gov/library/digital-library.