Digital Bookmobile National Tour Coming to D.C.
Learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, music and video when D.C.-area libraries and the National Book Festival host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event Sept. 20 through 21 and 24 through 25.
According to The Digital Bookmobile’s website, DigitalBookMobile.com, the Bookmobile is a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer which tours the country to promote public libraries’ digital download services. The high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile offers an engaging experience with the host library’s digital download service, said a press release from OverDrive, which operates Digital Bookmobile and powers download websites at more that 15,000 libraries worldwide.
If you own an iPhone, an Android, a tablet or any other similar gadget, this is the time for you to explore digital download possibilities. According to the press release, the Digital Bookmobile holds a gadget gallery featuring different devices, which will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the digital download service.
The Digital Bookmobile will visit George Mason University Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1 to 7 p.m. and the Arlington Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 7 p.m. During the weekend, you will find the Digital Bookmobile at The National Mall visiting the National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
These free events will offer interactive demonstrations to readers of all ages, showing how to use the digital download service from your local library. The same press release states that the download service is available 24/7 on the library’s website. From there, you can browse and download digital titles, transfer them between your mobile devices and enjoy. At the end of the lending period, the titles will automatically expire without any late fees. Anyone with a library card can find a digital library by visiting Digital Bookmobiles’ website, DigitalBookMobile.com, and typing in a local zip code.