Ditigal Bookmobile Tour visits Jervis Library Tuesday

Tuesday, the Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop at Jervis Public Library from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. to showcase the free eBook and e-audiobook download service available through the library.

At this free event, readers of all ages can learn how to download library eBooks and e-audiobooks through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android¿ tablet, NOOK¿, Sony® Reader¿, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more will help visitors discover portable devices compatible with the library’s download service.

"We are excited to offer our patrons this high tech opportunity to supplement the library’s one hour classes and assistance on demand at the Reference Desk and via phone," reported Library Director Lisa Matte. "We often receive questions about the impact of digital services on the library’s traditional services. We see digital services as one more tool in expanding community literacy. In fact, we still see nearly 800 people through the doors each day with increasing interest in book usage. We attribute that to the discovery of new authors via digital means."

The Digital Bookmobile is housed in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. The 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile equipped with broadband Internet-connected computers, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Jervis 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 e-audiobooks.

Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library’s website, www.jervislibrary.org. From there, library card holders can click on MYlibrary2go and browse digital titles from the growing collection of bestsellers, new releases, and classics. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to a supported mobile device. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection for others to borrow. There are never fees for overdue or damaged items.

For more information on the Digital Bookmobile, visit www.digitalbookmobile.com.