Library To Host Digital Bookmobile

Free event highlights eBooks and audiobooks from the library -- anywhere, anytime

Digital Bookmobile LogoAUGUST 7, 2018 — The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in Staunton. Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is scheduled to visit Staunton Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 23. Visitors are invited to an interactive experience to learn about and try eBooks and audiobooks available from Staunton Public Library and the Valley Libraries Connection. Events are free for library lovers of all ages.

Staunton Public Library staff and eReading experts will be available on the Digital Bookmobile to guide visitors through the easy process. Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles 24/7 by visiting https://swvapub.overdrive.com or by downloading OverDrive's newest reading app, Libby.

“We love that Overdrive lets people conveniently use the library whenever and wherever they are. This is an exciting opportunity for area residents to learn more about the free digital resources available to them with their library card,” said Director of Library Services Sarah Skrobis.

Library staff will facilitate one-on-one tutorials to help visitors borrow and read or listen to eBooks and audiobooks. 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 iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle, fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse Staunton Public Library’s digital service.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform for more than 40,000 libraries & schools worldwide. To check out digital books and more, visit https://swvapub.overdrive.com.

About Staunton Public Library

The mission of the Staunton Public Library is to acquire, organize, and provide access and guidance to a wide variety of information and materials which help to fulfill the intellectual, educational, social and recreational needs of all the people in the city. To do so, it provides a wealth of both physical and digital resources. Staunton Public Library is also a member of the Valley Libraries Connection with Augusta County and Waynesboro Public Libraries.

About the Digital Bookmobile

The 42-foot long Toterhome provides devices, internet connectivity and expert guidance to the local library's digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks. This 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.

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Media Contact:
Sarah Skrobis
Staunton Public Library
540.332.3902