The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 27, 2013

Digital Bookmobile coming to North Carolina

Friday, September 27, 2013 — The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase eBook-lending services from libraries in the North Carolina area next month. Aboard a 74-foot-long outreach vehicle at North Carolina Digital Library, readers will learn how to access their library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital content. The Digital Bookmobile is a fun and engaging experience, with instructional videos and interactive workstations. A gadget gallery featuring iPhone®, Android™ tablet, BlackBerry®, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™ and Kindle® helps visitors discover eReading devices that are compatible with their library’s digital collection.


Library card holders can check out and enjoy digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting their library’s “virtual branch” website. To find a library near you, visit For more information about the Digital Bookmobile, visit


The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of eReading devices, all of which help visitors explore their library’s digital collection. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital collection, test out supported eReading devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.


FULL SCHEDULE                               

Saturday, October 5 (10:00AM – 3:00PM)

Greensboro Public Library & High Point Public Library

Whole Foods, Friendly Shopping Center

3202 West Friendly Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27408                 


Sunday, October 6 (12:00PM-6:00PM)

Chapel Hill Public Library

Orange County Visitor Bureau

501 West Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Tuesday, October 8 (10:00AM-4:00PM)

Hickory Public Library-Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

375 3rd Street NE

Hickory, NC 28601


Wednesday, October 9 (11:00AM-5:00PM)

Gaston County Public Library

1555 E. Garrison Blvd.

Hickory, NC 28601


Monday, October 28 (12:00PM-6:00PM)

Onslow County Public Library

58 Doris Avenue East

Jacksonville, NC 28540


Tuesday, October 29 (10:00AM-4:00PM)

New Hanover County Public Library-Northeast Regional Public Library

1241 Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington, NC 28405


Patrons can access eBooks and audiobooks 24/7 when they visit their library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Readers can enjoy eBooks and audiobooks on a variety of devices, such as iPad®, Kindle®, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and return themselves to the library’s collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.


The Digital Bookmobile is operated by OverDrive ( To check out digital books and more, visit


About the Digital Bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The one-of-a-kind community outreach vehicle creates an engaging experience with the host library's “virtual branch” website and digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and more. The Digital Bookmobile is operated by OverDrive, which provides eBook-lending platforms for more than 22,000 libraries worldwide.


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