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The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is coming to Cincinnati on July 30 and 31 to showcase the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s eBook and audiobook download services. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the Library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.   


Tuesday, July 30: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Bond Hill Branch Library

Wednesday, July 31 : 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fountain Square, Downtown Cincinnati


Everyone touring the Digital Bookmobile will receive an entry form for a chance to win a NOOK™ e-reader. A set of ear buds will be given away to those who attend (while supplies last).


“The Library offers a robust collection of eBooks but many of our customers don’t know they can borrow eBooks from the Library.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about all the options available through the Library,” said Kim Fender, The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library. “eBooks are convenient and can be downloaded from home and are returned automatically, making it impossible to accrue fines.”


A gadget gallery —featuring Kindle, iPod touch®, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the Library’s download service.



• 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 will help visitors explore the Public Library’s download service.


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


Library cardholders can check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/downloadables/ .


Library customers can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the Library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.


The Digital Bookmobile is a service of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and is operated by OverDrive, Inc.  Visit http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/downloadables/ to check out and download digital books and more.



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