Showcasing free downloads available with a library card and computer, smartphone, or tablet
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook downloadable services from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System later this week at both the Orchard Park Public Library and Amherst’s Clearfield Branch Library. At these free events, readers will learn how to download eBooks from the Library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the Library’s download service.
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 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.
Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library website at: www.BuffaloLib.org. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestsellers, new releases, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. 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 the Orchard Park Public Library, Amherst Public Library and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visit www.BuffaloLib.org
Clearfield Branch Library
770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville - Friday, Aug. 16; 1 – 7 p.m.
Orchard Park Public Library
4570 S. Buffalo Street, Orchard Park - Saturday, Aug. 17; 10a.m. – 4p.m.