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Forsyth Library increases digital magazine collection

FORSYTH COUNTY – A new partnership has resulted in twice as many digital magazines being offered by the Forsyth County Public Library.

In a partnership with vendor Recorded Books, the library recently launched Zinio, an online magazine service for libraries.

“Our collection of digital magazines has more than doubled in size now that we have both Zinio and Flipster,” Assistant Director for Materials Linda Kelly said in a news release. “We were able to reduce subscription costs by moving certain magazine subscriptions from Flipster to Zinio. We’ve applied those savings to expanding our collection of digital magazines in subject areas of interest to our patrons.”

The new offering will add 60 more magazines on several topics, including an increased number in Spanish.

Apps for the new service are available on Android and Apple devices.  

“As a reader, my favorite Zinio feature is the ability for patrons to set up notifications with a single click. Then, Zinio will send an email whenever a new issue of a magazine becomes available. Patrons won’t have to remember to look for new issues each month,” Kelly said.

For more information or to browse the selection of magazines, visit