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Pasadena Public Libraries to host Digital Bookmobile National Tour event
Oct 21 2014 - 04:07:00 pm
Free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service from Pasadena Public Libraries - Central at 1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX on Wednesday, November 5th, from 12PM (Noon) to 6PM.

At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini, Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s digital service.

Library card holders can also check out digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting http://hadc.lib.overdrive.com

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Pasadena Public Libraries digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.

Patrons can take advantage of the service 24/7 when they visit the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of best selling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once the digital titles have been checked out, they can enjoy them in the browser or transfer them to their computer or a supported mobile device. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Pasadena Public Libraries and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out digital books and more, visit http://hadc.lib.overdrive.com or http://ppltx.net/

Come experience the digital world inside the 74 foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer!
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