On Thursday, November 16, the Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop at the Casa Grande Main Library from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit will provide an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks. A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts and so much more. Tours are free and open to the community.
“We are proud to be part of one of the best digital libraries in the country. The digital library expands our collection beyond what our shelves could ever hold, and you can’t beat the convenience of it,” said Amber Kent, Library Manager.
The 42-foot long Toterhome, fresh off the assembly line, is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Casa Grande Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only). Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts. No matter what phone, tablet or computer a reader has, they’ll be reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks in no time flat.
Readers can also borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting www.phoenix.overdrive.com.
Library readers can take advantage of the featured services to borrow eBooks, and audiobooks, free, 24/7 with no late fees on the library’s website or use the OverDrive app to read or listen. A valid library card enables the opportunity for readers to explore the extensive digital catalog featuring bestselling authors, new releases, classic titles, and much more. Whether listening to an audiobook or indulging in an eBook, titles will automatically expire and return to the libraries digital collection at the end of the lending period. Digital reading has never been easier as readers can sync libraries, bookmarks, highlights, and reading positions across mobile devices.
The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. To check out digital books and more, visit www.casagrandeaz.gov/library contact Amber Kent at (520) 421-8652 ext. 5110.