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


PRESS RELEASE 02/12/2009
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Offers New BookLetters Service
Contact : Kathy Shields, Senior Librarian    650-329-2509

Palo Alto, CA -- The Palo Alto City Library is pleased to provide a treat for the community, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Beginning February 13, 2009, the library will offer the attractive new on-line BookLetters service.

With BookLetters, customers can choose from more than 20 free on-line newsletters and customized booklists geared to their particular interests. Kid, teen, and adult audiences will discover great new reads, exciting programs and useful library resources. From the library web site at, customers can visit any of the BookLetters pages and subscribe to selected BookLetters by e-mail or RSS feed. Here are just a few of the many possibilities that will be available:

  • Sneak previews of upcoming titles
  • Bestseller and award lists
  • Staff recommendations
  • Book club choices
  • Chapter-a-Day audiobook clips
  • Palo Alto City Library Kids: news, programs and book reviews for kids (up through grade 5) and their parents
  • Teen Zone: news, programs and book reviews for teens (grades 6-12)

Kathy Shields, Senior Reference Librarian, remarks, "With BookLetters, I can easily keep up with the latest books I like to read or find the book I heard about on the TV or radio. The information comes to my e-mail automatically! The link to the library catalog makes it simple and quick to get the book I want or to request it. This wonderful tool helps customers stay current." Palo Alto City Library’s new BookLetters service will make it easier for customers to discover the books they want and get even more from their library experience.

For more information about this new service, please visit the library web site at