‘Digital bookmobile’ coming to Oak Harbor Library

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The ‘digital bookmobile’ will be at Oak Harbor Library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

Sno-Isle Libraries customers are downloading more digital materials than ever before.

On Wednesday, May 23, the Oak Harbor Library is bringing literally a truckload of tips on how to download even more.

“We have thousands of customers here on north Whidbey downloading materials such as eBooks, music and video,” said Mary Campbell, Oak Harbor Library managing librarian. “When I heard we could bring the Digital Bookmobile National Tour here, I said, ‘Sign us up!’”

The program is sponsored by OverDrive, one of the providers of digital materials to Sno-Isle Libraries.  The 42-foot-long “digital bookmobile” includes a 75-inch touchscreen in the lounge area, a gadget gallery where visitors can try all sorts of electronic devices and an area for browsing the Sno-Isle Libraries collection of digital materials.

The event is open to all from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Oak Harbor Library parking lot at 1000 SE Regatta Drive. For those who don’t have a Sno-Isle Libraries card, staff will be on hand to process registrations.

Visitors can bring their own digital device and get some help on set-up and using the services from OverDrive and library staff. Other devices will be available to test including the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and the Kindle and Kobo eReaders.

“If you are a library customer, this is a great chance to learn more about the technology,” said Campbell, adding that customers accessed nearly 2 million digital items in 2017. “If you are aren’t a customer, it’s an even better opportunity to see the technology, get a card and use it to access an array of no-charge services through the library.”

By the truckload

  • What – “Digital bookmobile” with tips on downloading Sno-Isle Libraries materials
  • Where – Oak Harbor Library parking lot, 1000 SE Regatta Drive., Oak Harbor
  • When – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 23
  • Who – Open to the public, all ages