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Fort Worth Public Library hosts Digital Bookmobile National Tour

Posted Feb. 25, 2019

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Visitors explore the interior of the Digital Bookmobile.
Visitors explore the interior of the Digital Bookmobile.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at two Fort Worth Public Libraries during Spring Break.

This unique traveling exhibit will be available at the East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St., from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and at the Summerglen Branch, 4205 Basswood Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, as it spreads reading happiness to communities across the nation.

Visitors are invited to an interactive experience that lets them learn about and try e-books and audiobooks, all of which are available with their library cards. Events are free for library lovers of all ages.

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. Cardholders will learn how to take advantage of the featured services to borrow e-books, magazines and audiobooks, for free, 24/7 with no late fees at the Fort Worth Library’s website or by using the Libby app to read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.

“It seems like at least once a week, I’m talking to someone about checking out free e-books and audiobooks, and they’re telling me how much they love it,” said Manya Shorr, Fort Worth Public Library director.

Readers at all levels of comfort and familiarity with e-books are welcome at the Digital Bookmobile event. Staff will facilitate one-on-one tutorials to help those with questions.

Equipped with interactive workstations, touchscreen activities, devices to sample titles and more, the Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks and Kindles, fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse the Library’s digital service.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, a digital reading platform for more than 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide.

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