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Digital Bookmobile to visit Mesa Public Library Tuesday

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The virtual library meets the actual library in Los Alamos Tuesday, when the Digital Bookmobile pulls into the parking lot to set up shop.

The Digital Bookmobile is on a coast-to-coast tour, stopping at libraries and schools to tout the benefits of digital reading and listening. The innovative mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at local public and school libraries.

Visitors can sample a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts and ask questions of Los Alamos staff about the specifics of the library’s OverDrive program. Tours are free and open to the community, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20, in the upper parking lot at Mesa Public Library.

A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, OverDrive created this vehicle for libraries and schools to promote their digital book collection. Aboard the truck, readers can learn how to borrow digital books – including J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, James Patterson’s Black Book and a million other popular and educational titles.

The 42-foot long bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, touchscreen monitors and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore their library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore popular devices.

Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search and borrow from the library’s digital media catalog.

To explore the Los Alamos County Library System’s catalog, visit losalamoslibrary.org.