Get ready for an all-day tech fest as the Digital Bookmobile, a 74-foot traveling exhibit, decked out with the latest in library e-books and e-services, opens its doors to all ages. Step inside to explore an incredible gadget gallery, surround yourself with premium sound, see interactive demonstrations, and watch engaging videos. Try out mobile devices of every kind. E-library specialists will answer questions so bring your own devices. Bring your appetite too—convenient food truck cuisine will hit the spot. The Digital Bookmobile National Tour stop is like one huge tech party on wheels! And you’re invited to join the fun!
What’s the BIG idea behind the big Bookmobile? To help you—our customers—get acquainted with the free digital services the library provides with just a library card. Sample everything and see how easy it is to access e-books, audiobooks and more. If you don’t have a library card, staff will help you sign up. There’s no doubt you’ll want one when you hear about our newest service—think movies—at the library! E-library specialists will be around all day to offer one-on-one assistance or to make an appointment with you.
The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile travels coast to coast. This all-day tour stop at the Main Library gives you an opportunity to take your own personal tour of digital services in a fun, easy way. Bring the kids and visit all five rooms in the Bookmobile:
Digital Catalog: Introductory videos and interactive computer stations give you a chance to discover the entire digital collection—including books, audiobooks and more.
Gadget Gallery: Get your hands on Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini, Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8. You’ll learn how all these portable devices are compatible with the library’s digital service.
Video Lounge: Enjoy insightful documentaries to feature films in comfortable theater setting. Your library’s vast video collection might surprise you.
Audiobook Alley: Browse the collection, listen to excerpts, download a sample to your MP3 player. Learn how to enjoy a great book at home, in the car, or on the go!
E-book Experience: Learn why e-books continue to soar in popularity. And experience the new, browser-based e-reading technology in OverDrive read.
The Digital Bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players. Visitors can search Jacksonville Public Library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample e-books, audiobooks, music and video. Library card holders can check out digital titles anytime, anywhere 24/7, by visiting the JPL E-services webpage that includes OverDrive e-books.