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 http://search.overdrive.com/. For more information about the Digital Bookmobile, visit www.digitalbookmobile.com.
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.
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 (www.overdrive.com). To check out digital books and more, visit http://search.overdrive.com.
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. www.digitalbookmobile.com