July 27, 2009

Digital Bookmobile Comes to the Dearborn Public Library

Remember old library bookmobile, that would drive around town delivering paper copies of books to you right in your neighborhood? Well, OverDrive, one of Troy Public Library's downloadable providers, has brought the bookmobile into the 21st century.

The new OverDrive Digital Bookmobile
doesn't deliver physical books to people. Instead, it is an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that houses interactive exhibits to show people how to download library items without having to leave home. Visitors will be able to sample downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and video available from OverDrive. The Bookmobile features broadband connected PCs and an array of portable digital devices such as MP3 players and ebook readers.

The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile will be at the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn on July 30 from 11 am to 5 pm. The Troy Library is in the same OverDrive group as Dearborn, so OverDrive items found in the catalog there can also be accessed through Troy's OverDrive site, as long as you have a valid Troy Library card.

If you go, let us know what you think!

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