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Digital Bookmobile Starts Norman West's Summer

OverDrive Digital BookmobileThe Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service from the Pioneer Library System at the Norman Public Library West on June 11 from 1 p.m to 6 p.m.

Readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.

“We are very excited to have the Digital Bookmobile visiting Norman,” said Norman Library West branch manager Rebekah Lynam. “As our customers gear up for summer vacations and the summer reading program, we want to let them know about the great audiobook and eBook options they can download free through the library.”

The event will include children’s story times at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., face painting, and children’s crafts. Immediately following the event at 6:30 p.m., the library will have a special animated movie showing in Michelangelo's Coffee Shop, located in the Norman West library.  Movie goers are encouraged to come and watch the movie while dressed as their favorite Frozen character.

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. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.

Patrons can take advantage of the service 24/7. Browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out one with a valid library card. Once the digital titles have been checked out, enjoy them in the browser or transfer them to their computer or mobile device. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Pioneer Library System and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out digital books and more, visit www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive.

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