News ReleaseThe City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE #08/10/2017
Subject :

East Meets West in Online Content Services Available at the Palo Alto Library
Contact :Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Library Director    (650) 269-2403
Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library has launched two new online services, one for readers of Chinese and Japanese, and one tailored for French-speaking customers or those who are interested in learning French.
Kono for Libraries offers articles culled from a selection of periodicals published in Chinese and Japanese, including Asian editions of Elle, National Geographic, and PCM.
From France comes Storyplayr, an online library of illustrated books tailored for children between 3 and 10. There are hundreds of books to choose from, including many read by storytellers. Users can even record themselves reading from books and send the recording to anyone, anywhere.

Both Kono and Storyplayr allow users to download reading to mobile devices. 

 "These are significant new resources," said Palo Alto City Library director Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne. “It's exciting that so much international content is now freely available to our cardholders.”

Any Palo Alto City Library cardholder may establish a free Kono or Storyplayr account. More details on both Kono and Storyplayr can be found by visiting the library’s A–Z List of Online Products at