Milford To Host Digital Bookmobile, August 17

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The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop in Milford, DE. Spreading reading happiness to communities across the nation, this unique traveling exhibit is scheduled to visit Milford Public Library on August 17. Visitors are invited to an interactive experience to learn about and try eBooks and audiobooks available from the library. Events are free for library lovers of all ages.

Milford 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 http://milford.lib.de.us or by downloading OverDrive’s newest reading app, Libby.

“We are honored to have been chosen for this visit and we are hoping that the Milford community will come out and see just what the library through the OverDrive services has to offer,” said Kay Hudson, Director of the Milford Library.

Readers at all levels of comfort and familiarity with eBooks are welcome at the Digital Bookmobile event on August 17 at the 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 Milford Public Library’s digital service.

Come aboard to enhance your digital reading experience with tips and tricks from the experts, including how to sort and filter your searches, create bookmarks, highlight text, sync reading positions across mobile devices, and much more. Library card holders can take advantage of the featured services to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos for free, 24/7 with no late fees, on the library’s website or by using the Libby app to read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.

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 http://delaware.overdrive.com.

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.

The Milford Public Library, as an integral part of the Milford Community in Delaware, supports and encourages the freedom of all ages to read, learn, and discover in a welcoming environment. We strive to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing diverse, up-to-date, accurate, and interesting material in a variety of formats, which address current topics of interest. The library supports the community’s desire for lifelong learning opportunities with special emphasis on promoting cultural activities for all ages. The library will respond to the evolving technological needs of the community by delivering these services.

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