Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Birmingham Public Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

Digital Bookmobile logo
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will demonstrate free audiobook and eBook download services at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) on Wednesday, October 20th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Park Place. A gadget gallery featuring iPod®, Zune®, Barnes & Noble Nook™, and Sony® Reader™ will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service. Library card holders can download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting

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 navigate BPL’s download services. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks and audiobooks.

Demonstrations will also be held at the Hoover Public Library on Thursday, October 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and at the Homewood Public Library on Saturday, October 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Digital Bookmobile is a service of the Birmingham Public Library, the Hoover Public Library, and the Homewood Public Library in conjunction with the Jefferson County Library Cooperative and is operated by OverDrive, Inc.

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