From YouTube: NewsMakers; Digital Book Mobile
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It was an unusual vehicle park to arlington central library and it drew a steady flow of curious visitors. This is the overdrive digital bookmobile. It travels around the country to libraries, helping libraries promote their collections of downloadable, ebooks and audiobooks. It still surprises us, so how many people don't know that we have a large collection? We have over 4,000 downloadable audiobooks in the Arlington library collection and we're now building a large collection of ebooks that grows larger every day and they're all free on our website.
This is one way to help us market that and let people know it demystifies the process for people. Many people are still hesitant to try downloading, and this is a great way inside the bookmobile you'll find all the devices you can put your hands on. You can try them their instructions and there's somebody here to answer your questions and to help you you don't have to come to the digital bookmobile, to download e-books or audio books.
All you need is a library card and a computer so that you can visit the library website and if you need help, there is a tab for help. If you can't follow the instructions, if you have trouble downloading from the instructions on the website, there's a link there to email, a staff member the best thing about ebooks and audiobooks is there are no overdue fines. You don't have to bring them back.
You check them out, you read them and they go away, but does this mean that the good old-fashioned book is going to go away as well? People worry that books are going to go away, looks I, never going to go away. Libraries are all about books and will always have books, but ebooks are a great new way for people to access books on the go from anywhere anytime.