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Perry Offers Free Library Alerts

News article about the new Wowbrary service that highlights the library's new books, music, and movies.
Perry Offers Free Library Alerts

Wowbrary -- the newest stuff at your library


The Perry Public Library is excited to offer its patrons free "Wowbrary" email alerts that showcase the library's newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library.
"This is a great new way to enjoy and use your public library more," says Mary Murphy, Director of the Perry Public Library. "People are truly amazed when they see in one place just how many great new titles we purchase each week, which they can reserve and borrow at no cost. And we cover all age groups and many diverse interests."
Mary Murphy notes that the new Wowbrary alerts are extremely convenient and quickly show what's new, whether checked out or not, all from the convenience of one's home, work, or school computer.
The alerts help those interested in just specific topics, as Perry Public Library children's librarian Suzanne Kestel points out. "It only takes a mouse click to see the newest arrivals appropriate for your child or teen. There's a separate section on parenting. Teachers can quickly spot new resources for their classes."
Wowbrary alerts are free and do not require a library card. Go to to sign up or learn more.
The Perry Public Library serves a population of 11,600 and has 5,743 registered cardholders.  For more information, visit or call Mary Murphy, Library Director, tel. 515-465-3569.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.