I was on my local public library website last night (yes, I use the public library... it does seem very uncommon these days). I discovered a new service called Zinio. My local library has a subscription to select magazines that I am able to download for free online. Zinio also has an app for the iPad! Once I choose my magazines on the library website, I could log into the app and download the magazines for reading at a later time... like not during midterms week.
Why is this amazing? Well, I love magazines. It is very hard to at grocery store not to throw any in my cart. This app will allow me to stay up to date on my favorite magazines (see above for some of my choices I have already downloaded) without spending the money and them throwing old editions in the recycling... saving money and going paperless... this is my style! This will be great for traveling too because I can just download issues before we leave and do not need to weigh down my carry-on.
P.S. Mom - I already checked is RPL has this program.... they do not. But you should request it!