Palmerton Area Library is now offering free downloadable magazines to all its patrons. The only requirement is a valid up-to-date library card.

To view the magazines, check out the library website at www.palmertonarealibrary.com and click on the Zinio icon in the center of the page. Follow the instructions to set up an account and view the magazines. Over 50 popular magazines are available free, including: Car and Driver, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, Weight Watchers, Working Mother, Runner's World and more.

Magazines may be downloaded to your device and read offline any time. The magazines will stay on your device until you delete them and do not need to be "returned" so there is no risk of late fines. Zinio is compatible with most laptops, iPads, kindles and some tablets. Feel free to bring your device to the library if you have questions about downloading magazines from the library Zinio app.

The library will be offering computer classes again this fall. Those interested should call the library at (610) 826-3424 and get your name on a waiting list for the following classes: beginner; advanced, including spreadsheets and Excel; social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram; or digital camera.

Registration for the annual Library Golf Tournament is open. Call the library for more information. All proceeds benefit library programs and education.

During the month of August the library is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Check out the calendar of events on the library website, www.palmertonarealibrary.com, for more information about activities at the library.