Friday, October 9, 2015

Cumming Library to Host National Digital Bookmobile Tour

The OverDrive, Inc. Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the digital content services available through the Forsyth County Public Library when it visits the Cumming Library on Tuesday, October 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

At this free event, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The Gadget Gallery featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, and Windows® Phone 8 will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s OverDrive digital lending services.

“We’re so excited to bring the Digital Bookmobile to the Cumming Library and give our patrons an opportunity to surround themselves with books and technology,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager. “This is a 74-feet-long community outreach vehicle equipped with hands-on digital displays and eReaders. It’s a big change from the traditional bookmobiles of the past and we think all our patrons – young and not-so-young – will enjoying taking a tour through this really unique vehicle.”

In addition to the mobile devices available for use in the Gadget Gallery, the Digital Bookmobile also houses computers, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Forsyth County Public Library’s digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, and video.

Forsyth County Public Library cardholders can take advantage of the OverDrive digital collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week to browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card.

Once the digital titles have been checked out, patrons can enjoy them in the browser or transfer them to their computer or a supported mobile device. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never any late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Forsyth County Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out digital books or learn more about this Digital Bookmobile event, visit www.forsythpl.org.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to say thanks because in this free event all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.
    Digital Media Learning Library

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