Thursday, March 19, 2009

Random Thursday - Digital Bookmobile

I love the library's eBooks and eAudio books. We get a lot of questions about them - how to use them, whether you can use an iPod, what's the best portable media device to choose...

Pretty much everyone here in the Virtual Library has a different brand of device. They all work well, and we all love them. But if you want to learn more, and play with the eMedia "hands on" first, the Digital Bookmobile will be here in April!

Overdrive, the company that provides our eBooks to Go service, is touring this 74 foot, 18 wheel digital playground all over the country, and they'll be here in Las Vegas at the beginning of April.

eMedia has come a long way from the early days of PDF'd copies of books in the public domain. If you check now, you'll see eBooks, eAudio books, eMusic and even downloadable videos on the eBooks to go page! AND, many of the eAudio titles are now compatible with iPods!

When you visit the Bookmobile, they're going to give you a great introduction to all of those types of downloadables - here's what's inside:

In the eAudiobook Alley, you can even bring your own MP3 player and download some titles! In the Gadget Gallery, you'll get to play with a variety of different eMedia players, so you can get an idea of which you like best!

So join us in April for the annual Reading Las Vegas - Adult Reading Month. (Remember - that's when you get those amazing cloth book bags!) And make a point of visiting the Digital Bookmobile on its national tour. Those dates are:
Clark County Library: 04/04/2009
Sahara West Library: 04/06/2009
Centennial Hills Library: 04/07/2009
Rainbow Library: 04/08/2009

Don't miss it!

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