Monroe County Public Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

News Release Date: 
Jul 14 2009
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Harter
Community Relations Coordinator
812-349-3050; fax 812-349-3051
email: mharter [at] mcpl [dot] info

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Download experience promotes free audiobook download service

(Bloomington, IND) -- 7-14-09 -- Monroe County Public Library will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, July 22. The Bookmobile will be parked next to the library on Lincoln Street, between Kirkwood Avenue and Sixth Street. Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Monroe County Public Library's audiobook and eBook download service at this free event. Library cardholders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting our Ebook and Audiobook Downloads pages.

"We're pleased to have this unique opportunity to introduce our community to our downloadable audiobook collection in this interactive, fun way," said Library Director Sara Laughlin.

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 Monroe County Public Library's download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library's digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks and audiobooks.

Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library's website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of best-selling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the 14-day lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Monroe County Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visit our Ebook and Audiobook Downloads pages.