Vacation plans? Take the library with you

Mary Pom ClaiborneDowntown, Our Town Arts

Whether you’re hitting the road this summer or just the pool, you’ll want to take us with you. You already know about the stacks of print books and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks you can check out, but did you know you can check out preloaded tablets and video players for the kiddos to keep them busy? The Playaway Bookpacks, Tablets and Video Players are preloaded with stories, educational apps and videos that will make any long car ride run smoothly!

Magazine lovers, take heart!

Consumer Reports, Motor Trend, Better Homes and Gardens are now an easy click away. With the Flipster app and a current library card, there are more than 50 titles available for download. You can flip through the pages of the latest issues of your favorite digital magazine on your phone, tablet or other device. The magazines are presented in the same full-page layouts as the print magazine.

Download the Flipster app from Google Play or the App Store, search for Knox County Public Library, and enter your library card number. Titles range from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Popular Science to Christianity Today and Vanity Fair.

Mary Pom Claiborne is assistant director for marketing, communications and development for the Knox County Public Library.

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