Ottawa Public Library to host digital Bookmobile national tour event

Jul 10 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting the Digital Bookmobile National Tour on Saturday July 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit will provide an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks at the Sunnyside branch, 1049 Bank Street. A high-tech update to the traditional Bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts and so much more. Tours are free and open to the community.

Readers can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting http://ottawa.overdrive.com.

The 42-foot long Toterhome, fresh off the assembly line, is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore OPL’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the Library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts. No matter what phone, tablet or computer a reader has, they will be reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks in no time. ‎

Library readers can take advantage of the featured services to borrow eBooks and audiobooks, for free, 24/7 with no late fees on the OPL’s website or use the OverDrive app to read or listen.  A valid OPL card enables the opportunity for readers to explore the extensive digital catalog featuring bestselling authors, new releases, classic titles, and much more. Whether listening to an audiobook or indulging in an eBook, titles will automatically expire and return to the libraries digital collection at the end of the lending period. Digital reading has never been easier as readers can sync libraries, bookmarks, highlights, and reading positions across mobile devices.

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on Facebook Facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. If it’s out there, it’s in here!

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide.

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Media Contacts
OPL:
media@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca

OverDrive:
Rickie Mascia, Social Media Specialist
Marketing & Communications
Phone: 216-573-6886 ext. 307
Fax: 216-573-6888