RRPL to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

Free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the digital content services available at Rocky River Public Library at Rocky River City Hall Campus, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., on Tuesday, August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 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, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the Library’s digital service.

While you are visiting the bookmobile, enter a drawing to win a free Samsung Galaxy Nook! 

“Offering downloadable materials such as audiobooks and eBooks is now unquestionably a significant part of our service,” said Library Director Jamie L. Mason.  “Since the Library introduced this format in 2007, we have witnessed increasing demand for downloadable services and are constantly adding to our collection.”

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot 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 portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Rocky River 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.

Patrons can take advantage of the service 24/7 when they visit the 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. Once the digital titles have been checked out, they can enjoy them in the browser or transfer them to their computer or a supported portable device. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. 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 Rocky River Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out digital books and more, visit http://digitallibrary.rrpl.org.  For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at 440-333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.

Kitty Sommers

Kitty Sommers is Director of Marketing at Rocky River Public Library.

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