Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will demonstrate free audiobook and eBook download services at three locations in Jefferson County October 20-23. Demonstrations will be held at:

Birmingham Public Library on Wednesday, October 20th
10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Library downtown, Park Place

Hoover Public Library on Thursday, October 21
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Homewood Public Library Saturday, October 23
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

A gadget gallery featuring iPod®, Zune®, Barnes & Noble NookTM, and Sony® ReaderTM will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library's download service. Library cardholders can download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting

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, all of which help visitors navigate JCLC'S download services. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library's digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks and audiobooks.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of the Birmingham Public Library, the Homewood Public Library, and the Hoover Public Library in conjunction with the Jefferson County Library Cooperative and is operated by OverDrive, Inc.

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