The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase eBook-lending services from libraries in the New York area on Sept. 19 & 20. Aboard a 74-foot-long outreach vehicle at events in Newburgh and Valhalla, readers of all ages 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.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Newburgh Mall (sponsored by Newburgh Free Library)
1401 Route 300
Thursday, September 20 (10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
Career Services (sponsored by Southern Westchester BOCES)
65 Grasslands Rd.
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.
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 18,000 libraries worldwide. www.digitalbookmobile.com