Monday, July 16, 2012

Finally, #9: Magazines and Newspapers

The last element of the library I wish to reintroduce covers the magazines and newspapers.  Ruidoso Public Library offers about two dozen magazines to enjoy at the library (or check out last week's or last month's issues to enjoy at home for three weeks).
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Some titles include:
Mother Earth News,
Sew News,
Cowboys & Indians,
New Mexico Magazine, and
Texas Monthly.

On the newspaper side, The Wall Street Journal and New York Times (Sunday) are available, as are Ruidoso's Free Press and the Ruidoso News.  The Albuquerque Journal, Barron's, USA Today, NM Wildlife, the Lincoln County News, and Enchantment can be read at the library, too.  We receive these through the mail so they may be a little late and the newspapers do not check out.

Online you may access academic journals, not just for research, but also to keep current in your field.  For more recreational reading, the same links provide access to:
Bon Appetit,
Bike Magazine, and hundreds more such as
Country Living,
Cricket, or
the Economist.
Online access to the Albuquerque Journal, Roswell Daily Record and Las Cruces Sun-News are also available from the library's homepage (under the e-branch tab: NM Newspapers, enter your library card's barcode number when prompted).  While these online experiences may not be a colorful or browsable as the real thing, they may be more readable or accessible when fonts or print are problems.  The online magazines allow you to download audiofiles of each article for listening; or you may choose to listen to the mp3 while the website highlights each word.  Once you have found the article of interest, the website will translate it into several major languages.

Finally, for the smartphone crowd, these magazines and journal articles (including Chilton's Automotive Manuals) are available on a free app for Android and Apple devices.

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