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Palo Alto Library Offering New Service - BookLetters!

Original post made by Kathy Shields, Reference Librarian, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 13, 2009

Palo Alto City Library wishes to introduce you to a new service, BookLetters, an email newsletter and readers advisory service on books, authors and customized newsletters created by the Palo Alto City Library staff. Visit the library web page at and click on the news item titled "BookLetters Now Available" to browse best sellers, award winners and more! Let us know what you think.

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

I think it is great that city services are using the Internet to distribute news to the public. This has to be cheaper and more environmentally friendly than printing and mailing newsletters.

Now if we can just get Palo Alto Utilities to stop stuffing their monthly bill with ads. RSS is a much better way to send out stuff like that. PaloAltoOnline has had RSS for a long time now.

Posted by Simon
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for letting us know, Kathy. I'll check it out. I also really like I signed up with them and they now send me a weekly update listing all the new books, CDs, DVDs etc. that you have added to the PA Libraries.

It's really easy to go from there to your catalog and click to reserve anything that looks interesting. Then I get an email when it's ready to pick up. It's a fabulous service, and has broadened my reading/viewing/listening immensely.

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