Digital Bookmobile plans West Chicago stop

  • The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will stop in West Chicago to help introduce readers to the technology and services that allow them to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks.

    The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will stop in West Chicago to help introduce readers to the technology and services that allow them to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks. Courtesy of West Chicago Public Library District

 
By Margo Burkhardt
West Chicago Public Library
Posted5/25/2018 11:15 AM

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in West Chicago.

With the goal of spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, the traveling exhibit is scheduled to visit from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Visitors are invited to an interactive experience to learn about and try eBooks and audiobooks available in the West Chicago Public Library collection. Events are free for all ages.

"We are proud that the West Chicago Public Library District has been selected to participate in this national tour," library Director Benjamin Weseloh said. "Readers at all levels of comfort and familiarity with eBooks are welcome at the Digital Bookmobile event."

West Chicago Public Library staff and eReading experts will be available on the Digital Bookmobile to guide visitors through the easy process. Staff will facilitate one-on-one tutorials to help visitors borrow and read or listen to eBooks and audiobooks.

Equipped with interactive workstations, touch-screen activities, devices to sample titles and more, the Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle, fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse West Chicago Public Library's digital service.

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Visitors to the bookmobile will be treated to giveaways, refreshments, and activities for kids. West Chicago Public Library cardholders can enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD tablet.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the digital reading platform used by more than 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide. To check out digital books and more, visit nsls.overdrive.com.

The Digital Bookmobile, a 42-foot-long Toterhome, provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library's digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks. The traveling exhibit first launched in 2008 in Central Park, New York, and has since traveled more than 175,000 miles and welcomed 218,526 visitors at 869 events. Learn more at digitalbookmobile.com.

If you go

What: Digital Bookmobile National Tour stop in West Chicago

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13

Where: West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington St.

Cost: Free

Info: wcpld.info or digitalbookmobile.com

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