Election Pamphlet

Work Towards a Better You for Free at Mesa Public Library

January 4, 2022 at 11:34 am

Mesa Library encourages library cardholders to take advantage of its wide range of free electronic resources to work toward new year resolutions while saving money on digital subscriptions. Compared to top market e-book and audiobook services, in 2021, the Mesa Library saved its customers an estimated $10,496,959 - and that's only a few of the many digital services available. From listening to audiobooks and music to reading magazines and watching videos, it is all available through the Library to help you achieve a better version of yourself for free.

"Libraries are much more than a repository of books. At Mesa Library, we have kept with the times and adapted our mission to fit the needs and interests of our patrons," said Mesa Library Director Polly Bonnett. "We are proud of the wide range of services we offer electronically and encourage library cardholders to take advantage of the resources we offer."

A 2021 West Monroe poll found that the average consumer spends $273 per month on subscription services, up 15 percent from 2018. The same survey revealed that an overwhelming 89 percent of participants underestimated what they spent each month. Popular subscriptions include music streaming services, downloadable books and audiobook services and fitness content - all of which are available at the Library.

Mesa Library members can reserve books, access digital resources and download content to their laptops, tablets and phones with their Library card and pin numbers. Popular free resources and apps include:

myLIBRO app: Allows Library card members to search the Mesa Library collection, make reservations and save family library card numbers on their mobile devices.

Libby app: Mesa Library members can access downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines and videos from the Greater Phoenix Digital Library - a combined collection of resources from eight central Arizona public libraries. The Libby app also provides IndieFlix, the Great Courses and Universal Class.

iVOX: A books app for children 3 - 8, offers the latest storytelling technology to engage young minds.

Freegal: Downloadable MP3s and music streaming

Kanopy: Video Streaming Service

TumbleBookCloud: Teen ebooks, graphic novels, videos and audiobooks.

Mesa Library cards have no cost to Maricopa County residents and can be requested online at https://www.mesalibrary.org/how-do-i/get-a-library-card. In addition to the free digital resources, the library has books and videos to help people achieve their 2022 resolutions.

For more information about Mesa Library's free digital resources, physical locations and programs, please visit MesaLibrary.org. To schedule interviews, please contact Kevin Christopher at Kevin.Christopher@mesaaz.gov

Contact: Kevin Christopher
(480) 644-4699