Announcing a new online resource, the Palm Springs Public Library YouTube channel! Library staff have been working hard to reach out to our residents by recording online story times in both English and Spanish (accessible from a link on our web site due to publishers restrictions), how-to classes and videos giving instruction on how to ‘cut the cord’ walking you through the basics of streaming, to using the Libby ebook app and Freegal the free and legal music downloading service. The Library also converted the ‘Prickly Pear’ historic video series with Palm Springs founding family members, influential residents and others. These interviews with people like Mayor Frank Bogert, the Prieto family, E. Stewart Williams, Harold Hicks, Albert Frey, Francis Crocker, and almost 50 interviews in total, are interesting and give a glimpse into the historic past of Palm Springs. For those looking for more movie suggestions we also have a series of ‘movie talks’ where one of our Librarians highlights ‘5 movies’ based on different topics or themes including ‘Beyond A Star Is Born: 5 Movies about Pop Music’ and ‘Beyond Disney: 5 Family Friendly Movies’ just to name a few. “We are excit- ed about this new avenue to offer services to our community”, said Jeannie Kays, Library Director, “it is important to stay connected during this challenging time.” Library staff will continue to add content to our YouTube channel and provide services to our community in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley as much as possible.
Don’t forget that although the Palm Springs Public Library is currently closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions, we are ’open’ online 24/7. Digital resources are available with your library card including ebooks, audiobooks, streaming TV and documentaries, online homework help and online learning tools, emagazines, downloadable music and more! And if you don’t currently have a library card, the Library is offering a temporary digital card, valid for 90 days. To sign up for a temporary digital card, residents can visit PalmSpringsLibrary.org/MyAccount and click on the link at the top of the screen that says ‘click here to register now’, complete the form and submit. After completing the online library card registration staff will then activate the library card and PIN number within one business day and email the card information. These credentials can be used to access all the library eResources.
The Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection to the community. The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760- 322-READ (7323) or log on to www.palmspringslibrary.org. Follow us on Face- book, Twitter, or Instagram and now YouTube, or sign-up online to receive our monthly e-Newsletter.