The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at two Fort Worth Public Libraries during Spring Break., visiting East Regional Library on March 14 and the Summerglen Branch on March 15.
Visitors are invited to an interactive experience to learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available with their library cards. Events are free for library lovers of all ages. At East Regional the Digital Bookmobile will be available Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and at Summerglen on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It seems like at least once a week I’m talking to someone about checking out free ebooks and audiobooks, and they’re telling me how much they love it,” said Manya Shorr, Fort Worth Public Library Director.
Visitors on both days can sign up for library cards, enter to win a new digital tablet from OverDrive and enjoy other entertaining activities hosted by the Library. Card holders will learn how to take advantage of the featured services to borrow eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, for free, 24/7 with no late fees at FortWorthLibrary.org or by using the Libby app to read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.
The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform for more than 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide.
The 42-foot long vehicle provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks. This traveling exhibit first launched in 2008 in Central Park, New York, and has since traveled more than 208,000 miles and welcomed over 225,000 visitors at almost 900 events.
– FWBP Staff